How to Wear Leopard Print – Fall 2018 Trend Alert

I teamed up with four fashion bloggers to bring you 5 different ways to wear leopard print and stay on-trend this fall!

If there is one print that’s taking the fashion world by storm this fall, it’s leopard print. From dresses to outerwear to accessories, leopard is slowly making its way into everyone’s wardrobe this season.

I teamed up with four fashion bloggers – Michelle from Dressing with Style(s), Lindsey from Cozy Stylist, Kait from Teacups and Things, and Hannah Gladwin – to bring you 5 different ways to style this fabulous print and tell you why we love this trend!

Skirts

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I love incorporating prints into my fall wardrobe, and leopard print is the perfect way to spice things up while staying on trend. I decided to style this leopard print skirt from Forever 21. I love this piece because this particular print is subtle and great for everyday wear. I paired the skirt with a knit black sweater and lace-up suede booties. I accessorized my outfit with polka dot tights and rose gold jewelry for a cohesive and warm look.

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Skirt: Forever 21

Sweater: Target

Tights: Forever 21

Boots: Vince

Watch: Michael Kors

Dresses

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Michelle says:

I’m a 90s gal through and through, so when animal print came back into fashion, I immediately picked up literally everything in leopard print. My favorite find? This ASOS dress that is perfect for nearly every occasion! I’m always running late in the morning, so a dress is my perfect go-to outfit. With this piece, you can easily dress it down –like I’ve done here– with a pair of Vans. If it’s chilly wear you live, black booties and a nice leather jacket give it a bit of an edge. Headed somewhere a bit fancy? Throw on a pair of heels and you’ve got yourself a sexy drape neck dress. And, because of the leopard print, there’s a little pop of that extra something!

Dress: ASOS

Shoes: Vans

Earrings: H&M

Find Michelle’s blog here, and keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Scarfs

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Lindsey says:

I am usually the type of girl to stick to solid colors or very simple prints like stripes or polka dots. So when I saw that leopard was going to be a big trend this season I had to think of ways that I could incorporate the print into my wardrobe. I ended up buying this fabulous scarf and pointed flats. I found that I could style this scarf with many different outfits. It goes perfectly with a long sleeve tee, jeans, and flats or a cute sweater dress and boots. You can mix the leopard print with other patterns but I choose to wear it as the only printed piece so that I don’t overwhelm my outfit. The scarf works perfectly against fall tones and neutral colors.

Find Lindsey’s blog here, and keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest!

Boots

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Kait says:

I’ve always been a huge fan of statement accessories – be it a necklace, statement earrings or a loud shoe. Statement accessories are a great way to experiment with trends that may be out of your comfort zone, and for many people animal prints can be a little intimidating. What I love about these leopard print boots is that they are so incredibly easy to dress up or dress down. You can wear them with virtually anything, like jeans and an oversized sweater for a more casual look like I did here. These boots also look great with a dress or skirt and some tights for a dressier look.

Sweater: H&M

Jeans: ZARA

Boots: Blowfish Shoes

Purse: Kate Spade

Hat: H&M

Find Kait’s blog here, and keep up with her on Instagram, TwitterFacebook and Pinterest!

Coats

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Hannah says:

A faux fur leopard print coat adds a bit of luxuriousness to any outfit… plus it’s really warm! Normally, I’m not afraid to mix prints together but, for this outfit, I let the coat be the statement piece and chose a neutral palette for the rest of the outfit.

Oversized pieces and flowy fabrics has also been a big trend, so I put together my favourite nude-pink culottes with a light copper tone blouse with a twist front. I think the tonal colours really compliment the leopard print – the mix of textures and colours create an elegant final look (so of course I wore this to the Dorchester!).

To finish the look, I picked out the black spots in the coat and accessorised with a beautiful croc textured DVF bag (another animal print big for autumn and winter!) and some simple black heels. However, the great thing about this look is that you can easily dress it down, by wearing some chunky sneakers or some leather chelsea boots, if you’re wanting to go more casual.

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Coat: H&M

Bag: Diane Von Furstenberg

Blouse: River Island

Culottes: Asos

Shoes: Asos

Find Hannah’s blog here, and keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter and Bloglovin’!


A special thanks to Lindsey for coordinating this fun and fashionable collaboration! Be sure to check out all of these ladies’ blogs – they’re all amazing and so chic. If you love my content, you’ll love theirs too!

My Fall Fashion Must-Haves – Fall 2018

From the layering to the rich colors, fall is my favorite season to enhance my style and dress to the nines.

The best season for fashion is amongst us: fall! From the layering to the rich colors, fall is my favorite season to enhance my style and dress to the nines. I love experimenting with different outfit combinations, patterns and colors, but I do have a few staples that I absolutely need to complete my fall wardrobe.

These are my fall fashion must-haves for 2018:

Warm & Cozy Skirts

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Photo from my Instagram.

Although it may seem counterproductive during the colder months, skirts are hands down my favorite thing to wear during this season. I love wearing tights and boots with a cozy skirt, particularly those made from wool or corduroy fabrics.

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Both Skirts: Forever 21

Over-the-Knee Boots

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The days before over-the-knee boots are times I don’t want to remember. Over-the-knee boots have been a staple in my colder weather wardrobe for over two years. I like having a black pair and a brown pair to choose from.

Black boots: Marc Fisher

Brown boots: Carlos by Carlos Santana

Rich Colored Nail Polish

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Instead of going to the nail salon, I’ve been doing my own nails for the past few months, and I’ve been loving it. I always look forward to wearing darker, richer nail colors when the season changes, and this year is no different. I’ve recently been loving fall tones from KL Polish, a nail polish brand created by one of my favorite YouTubers, Kathleenlights.

Nail polishes: KL Polish

(Left Column – Mindy, Chloe, Central Park. Right Column – Jane, Brick Sidewalk, 1435.)

Faux Fur Jackets

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I definitely jumped on the furry jacket bandwagon this year! These glamorous faux fur jackets have enhance my wardrobe in both the style and the warmth department. I love this trend so much that I have another faux fur jacket on the way to my house right now, and I plan to add more to my collection.

Jacket: WYLDR at Bloomingdales Outlet

Plaid

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Plaid certainly isn’t revolutionary for fall, but it’s definitely my favorite pattern for the season. I do enjoy the typical flannel shirt, but my favorite way to wear this classic pattern is as scarfs or skirts. I have a fair share of plaid scarfs that go perfectly with any casual outfit, and I’m happily adding to my plaid skirt collection (see cozy skirt photo above).

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Brown plaid scarf: Nordstrom Rack

Grey plaid scarf: Nordstrom Rack

Green plaid scarf: Chelsey II

My February Sounded Like This

Music favorites and discoveries from February 2018.

Have you ever listened to a song on full volume and pretended you were in a movie scene? As a person who commutes to work, my internship and school, I tend to do this a lot in the car. I spend a lot of time finding new artists and albums to listen to, and I want to share my playlists with you!

So I’m starting a series on this blog called “My [insert month here] Sounded Like This”. Here’s the first installment:

Listen to my February Playlist on Spotify here.

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Cross My Mind – A R I Z O N A

Anyone who ever worked in retail understands the frustration of store playlists. Companies rarely switch up their playlists, and the same 20 songs playing on a loop can get very annoying. However, I work at Vince, and my store plays a lot of indie/alternative music – the stuff I love. I just so happened to discover “Cross My Mind” at work. A great song to drive to!

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My! My! My! – Troy Sivan

I was listening to Lana Del Rey a few days ago (surprise, surprise), and when her album finished, “My! My! My!” came on. A fun song with a cool sound.

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Miss Me More – Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini is hot in country music right now. She’s like Miranda Lambert mixed with old Taylor Swift. “Miss Me More” is a empowering song that you can’t help but blast.

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Plot Twist – Sigrid

Another song I discovered at work. A catchy indie-meets-pop jam.

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Needed Me – Rihanna

Not a new song, but who doesn’t need a little Rihanna on their soundtrack?

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White Mustang – Lana Del Rey

I’m never not listening to Lana Del Rey. Her Lust for Life album reminds me of summer, and listening to it is keeping me sane through the last few months of Chicago winter.

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But A Dream – G-Eazy

I’ve had The Beautiful & Damned on replay since its release date. “But A Dream” is the perfect song to drive the on the highway to – smooth, chill and dreamy.