Spotted: How to Wear Leopard
On a recent safari to Botswana, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of all the animals but, most notably, the ONE leopard that we spotted during our entire 10 days...
He casually sauntered by our Jeep making his way to the nearest tree, climbed up the trunk and perched himself perfectly on the branch, looking at us as much as we were looking at him. He couldn't have been more beautiful. I left Botswana inspired and awe-struck, wondering how I could translate that feeling back in the big city.
On that note, I've never fully embraced leopard as a fashion statement but, suddenly, it feels appropriate and chicer than ever. From a fabulous faux leopard coat (real leopard skin has been banned since 1979), to a great pair of leopard print shoes, leopard makes a strong and singular fashion statement when it's paired back to black, red or neutral colors. The trick about leopard is to wear only one piece at a time!
I've pulled my favorite leopard pieces of the fall season below and hope you enjoy them as much I do.
Paris Street Style Photos by Alina Kolot