Top: Forever 21 [similar] | Skirt: Zara [leather pencil skirt] [leather paneled skirt] [quilted leather skirt] | Blazer: Zara [similar] | Bag: Danielle Nicole | Heels: Nine West | “M” Necklace: Gorjana c/o | Agate Pendant: Bishop Boutique [love this gold one]
The first round of this challenge was, surprisingly enough, quite challenging. I love myself a good leopard print for later nighttime occasions but I’ve always been a bit hesitant to flaunt my spots in the daytime & especially at the office. It’s a bold print that’s historically a bit much flare for more conservative areas of life. Until now.
Let your freak flag fly from 9-5 by pairing this jungle print with muted pieces. By muted pieces I quite literally mean pieces that say absolutely nothing else. This print is loud enough on its own. Accessorize with a few gold statements but take it easy with chunky pieces & if you must layer, layer with delicate pieces.
With leopard print as the main focal point, you walk a fine line between sartorial shouting & perfectly pulling off a feminine print. While the former is always a good time, the latter is work-appropriate & it’s what we’re aiming for here. In this case, less is absolutely more.
Check out how my East v. West ladies styled their favorite leopard & stay tuned for more #eastvweststyle challenges over the next few weeks.
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