east v. west style: leopard

district sparkle east v west style leopard

district sparkle east v west style leopard

district sparkle east v west style leopard

district sparkle east v west style leopard

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.

East v West Collab Leopard

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13 Comments

  1. September 17, 2013 / 8:35 am

    Shhh, but yours is far and away my favorite look!

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      District Sparkle
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      September 18, 2013 / 10:32 am

      Thanks, Ali! So glad you like my take on leopard for the office!

      xx Meaghan

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      District Sparkle
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      September 18, 2013 / 10:31 am

      Me too! But I’m not biased at all :)

      xx Meaghan

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      District Sparkle
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      September 18, 2013 / 10:31 am

      Thank you! Too fun seeing how different our styles are each week! Make sure check back next Tuesday for another look :)

      xx Meaghan

  2. September 17, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Loving it! :) RAWR!

  3. September 17, 2013 / 9:56 am

    I love how different the coasts are in terms of styling. The East Coast is “hey, we have to go to work!” whereas the West Coast is, “hey, we have to go to party.” Love it!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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      District Sparkle
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      September 18, 2013 / 10:30 am

      You know we party here too, right? :)

      xx Meaghan

  4. September 17, 2013 / 10:40 am

    I’m loving how you styled this for the office — I have a similar top that I’ve been struggling to style and I’m thinking the blazer is definitely the way to go!

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      September 18, 2013 / 10:29 am

      Thanks, Liz! With such a loud print on top, a structured piece is almost necessary for 9-5!

      xx Meaghan

  5. September 17, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    you may have found it challenging, but i love how your outfit turned out! the leopard looks amazing paired with the rust colored blazer.

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      District Sparkle
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      September 17, 2013 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you! As much as I like this leopard top this blazer is a rotating weekly favorite!

      xx Meaghan