Am I late to party with this whole trend? Is everyone late to the party with the Leopard or Cheetah prints?
I think yes, to both.
I just wanted to start out and say, I feel like Cheetah and Leopard prints have been around forever, but now, for some reason, people are feeling the need to jump on the whole bandwagon. I mean, I’m not mad about bandwagons, it’s just that I don’t do a lot of jumping, but I sure as hell did when I saw these cuties. I was shocked that I loved them so much, and the velvet made them feel a little more luxe. I think it’s due to the fact that the print isn’t that busy so it doesn’t make it look cheap, which I feel can sometimes happen with a busy print.
Also, paired with some acid-wash skinnies and a linen button down, the whole look is again kinda retro and kinda put-together. I love the unexpected twist of a fun print paired with a semi-structured blouse. Also, I’m not a big fan of prints, but I found when it comes to shoes I have an almost “anything goes” mentality. I mean they are, in theory, the last thing people see, so might as well make it the point to your exclamation!
Pairing prints can be fun as long as they’re larger and quietly blended in. That way when you look in a mirror or at your outfit as a whole, you don’t feel as if your clothes are wearing you, because that’s never fun.