Leopard print is one of those versatile prints that just seem to keep coming back year after year. I recently picked up an oversized, semi-sheer leopard print top up at the Goodwill in Brook Park for $1 and came up with four ways to wear it this fall. Really, I came up with probably eight ways but was starting to get really hot trying on wool blazers and tights in the middle of August.
For Work: Layering
Layering underneath a button down was both fun and annoying. I had to find the right fit of button down for it look streamlined and smooth. A deep purple button down looked best but the style of the shirt just wasn’t “layer-able” My favorite part is the double collar.
Outfit rundown: thrifted leopard print top, Express button down via Gabriel Brothers, Express trousers via Gabriel Brothers, Jessica Simpson pumps
For Work: Color blast trouser pants
Red, burgundy, and deep purple trousers are everywhere for fall. We saw a lot of colored denim and skinny pants this summer and I’m so excited to see clean and structured color pants that can be worn to work. Remember these pants? Here, I tied the top at the waist, added an oversized clutch and high platforms for another “work” or more professional look.
Outfit rundown: Thrifted leopard print top, thrifted pants, thrifted clutch, Gabriel Brothers platforms.
For Play: Bright pops of color
Leopard print goes well with so many bright colors, including red, blue, and fuchsia. This is just an example of how you could add a really bright pop of color for a going out or party look. Because the top is semi-sheer, you could even wear a black bra underneath for an edgy look (if you’re comfortable with that, of course!)
Outfit rundown: thrifted earrings, thrifted leopard print top, thrifted mini skirt, Target blazer via Marc’s closeout section, DKNY tights via Gabriel Brothers, shoes via Gabriel Brothers