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How To Style Leopard - According To What People Are Wearing in Paris

At this point, we do not think anyone can possibly argue that Parisians know how to do it. They are so chic, modern and elegant. Whatever the trend is, they own it and take it to a whole new level, leaving us at a loss for words. And, of course, leopard print was no exception. In fact, it might just be one of our all-time favorites.... It's so eye-catching and iconic!

How to style leopard

With leopard all over the streets we know it's one of the strongest trends of the season, and the people of the French capital can easily make it fit and adapt to any outfit and circumstance. They inspire us and show us many ways to wear this print, from a casual daytime outfit to a glamorous night out.

We can't wait to show you our favorite ways to wear leopard print, so let's get right into it: 

1. Vintage Fur or Faux coats

This one is at the top of the list. The absolute go-to when you want the leopard to be the star of your outfit and wear something that makes you not go unnoticed. In this article we will dig deeper into how you can combine your coat, but there is one thing you should know: although leopard is a print, the classic is all neutral tones, so it is absolutely ideal to combine with any color you like. This will make the print stand out much more in a way that is as fun as it is alluring.

Which coat to choose? Well, ultimately it is up to you, but make sure to respect and honor your style. Our recommendation is to visit your trusted vintage store. You are sure to find some one of a kind pieces, made with high quality materials and maybe with some history that makes them even more interesting and unique. If you are in Paris or will be visiting soon and want to go vintage shopping but do not know where to start, we have compiled a list of 11 must-visits stores in the French capital of fashion, so be sure to check it out and save it for later.

If vintage clothing is not your thing or you haven't found anything you like, you still have plenty of options online. Let's take a look as we show you some inspiration from the Parisian streets:

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Truly a classic faux leopard coat with the ideal length.

2. Pants & Skirts

Do not think that leopard print has to only be worn as a top, when you can have so much fun with pants and skirts! You can keep it simple with a subtle top or jacket, or you can go all out and opt for graphic tees, printed jackets or even a great vintage fur or faux coat to pair with the bottom. As we were saying before, Parisian style doesn't go unnoticed, whether you opt for something more understated or something more daring, they always know how to make an entrance.

Skirts are undoubtedly one of the favorite garments for their ability to bring movement, especially if they are flowy or have a slit. They can easily add a flirty and romantic air to any outfit, but they can also be bolder and striking depending on which one you choose. You'll know which one best fits your aesthetic and style. And the very same goes for pants.

If you ended up in love with these styles just like we did, here are some options for you:

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Such a good piece to combine with sneakers or loafers!

Velvet, leopard pants? Perfect for transtional weather!

3. Leopard & Denim: A Love Story

Can anyone think of a more iconic, edgy and timeless combination? It never fails to deliver outstanding results. We are obsessed. 

It is so simple to combine, yet it looks so chic and modern. Moreover, thanks to its versatility, it can be a basic outfit that you can upgrade or downgrade with a couple of adjustments and pieces. For example, you can pair your favorite straight jeans and your gorgeous vintage leopard fur coat with sneakers, a cotton tee and a slouchy bag for a casual, urban look. But you can also combine them with your kitten heels - or your high heeled stilettos if you feel more audacious-, a bodysuit with some cleavage and a clutch for a night out.

Here is some inspiration from the streets of Paris:

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I would love to see this jacket styled with jean! This is more transitional weather appropriate option.

These Jeans are Linoya's Favorite! And are currently on sale..

4. Black, White & Leopard Accessories

This one is for our neutral color girls who do not like to play with colors but do love to play with prints and elevate their outfits with them. As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the usual leopard print is all neutral tones like browns, beiges and blacks, so it goes amazingly - and really effortlessly - with black and white. And this is where you can go crazy and simply rely on the aesthetic you woke up feeling like that day.

Just pick the leopard garment of the day and build your outfit around it. If it's a coat and you're in a relaxed, laid-back vibe, choose a comfy black sweatshirt and sweatpants set underneath and some sneakers. If you choose a leopard silk scarf to wrap around your head, an oversized white shirt and shorts will do the trick for a relaxed, urban combo. But if you're looking for a more flashy look with a leopard mini skirt, then black tall boots and a graphic tee are your thing. 

The options are really endless, but here's a pair you can pair with black and white:

We love that we can take endless inspiration from the streets, if you feel like a jacket is too much you can start by introducing your wardrobe to lepord with smaller accesories like belts and bags.

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Jacquemus leopard bag is such an edgy twist to any outfit and will never go out of style!

The gold accents make this belt so delicate. Will definitely stand out on your B&W outfit!

This pair is currently $100 off using code FASHION for limited time only!

5. Red & Leopard: the season trends

These are probably two of the strongest trends of the season, and let us tell you that they are certainly meant to be worn together. The way both red -especially cherry red- and leopard manage to stand out on their own but at the same time merge into one outfit is proof enough that they are the perfect match. As usual, the red brings a pop of color and vibrancy to any outfit, contrasting with the overwhelming but stunning leopard print, which doesn't fail to add a lot of texture, dimension and brightness. 

You can go bigger by pairing a red garment with a leopard garment, like the sweater and coat below, or you can go smaller and focus on the details by combining a leopard garment with red shoes or accessories like handbags or belts.

Here are some ideas on how to combine a leopard garment with some pop of red accessories (but remember you can also do apparel like sweaters, skirts, bodysuits, and more):

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The pop of red trend continues to spring and this cardigan is absolutely gorgeous.

Burgundy bags are such a statment and this one from Mansur gavriel is almost 50% off!!

The Puzzle collection from Loewe is stunning and functional.

Are you just introduced to the fabulous world of leopard print but a coat or skirt is too much to start with? Then you might want to start with shoes. And let us tell you, as much as Parisians love leopard print, they also love a good pair of comfy walking shoes. After all, if you visit Paris, you definitely want to make sure you walk every corner of it and not miss a single detail of such an amazing city.

That's why ballet flats, loafers and Mary Jane's should be your footwear of choice for a classy yet stylish shoe. They match flawlessly with all kinds of pants, skirts, shorts and dresses! So lovely for a more feminine and chic vibe.

Here are some inspo and a couple leopard shoes ideas if you want to try this:

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This pair of flats from Jacquemus is so iconic and will elevate any outfit immediately.

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