Lifestyle Mirror

How to wear leopard print

September 12, 2013

Several years ago, leopard print was a merely a passing trend. But today, the print has graduated from fashion flash in the pan to closet staple. While animal print might not be the new black, the trick to figuring out what to wear with leopard is to treat it like it is black. Sure, it doesn’t go with as many colors, but it does have the wear-with-everything power typically reserved for your most basic items. Don’t believe us? We turned to celebrity stylist Cher Coulter (known for dressing Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie, and our best-dressed list favorite Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to name a few) for some expert advice on the subject. “I love leopard. For me, it’s such a classic print,” she says. (See, we told you!) “There are of course a million versions of leopard and not all of them work. Some look hideously cheap and some look ultra-cool. The key is to never let the yellow be too yellow. It’s a skill to really pick the bad from the damn ugly but that’s where you earn your fashion stripes… or, sorry, spots!” Since she has certainly earned her fashion stripes, we asked Coulter to highlight her favorite leopard pieces for fall and offer some styling tips on how to wear them. Click through the slideshow above to shop Coulter’s suggestions on what to wear with leopard. Closet basics, meet your competition.