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Leopard Print Is Back – Officially

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As London Fashion Weeks kicks off this week, it seems the catwalk is set to unveil some rather interesting and unique trends at this biannual affair. Edging away from the usual glamour of the opening catwalk show, this year Teatum Jones opens with some urban flavour, inspired by the backstreets of Glasgow.

For me, one of the biggest highlights has got to be the inevitable return by my own favourite fashion player, yes, it’s leopard print.

Leopard print is like marmite, you either love or you hate it. I love it. For years, I have shared this love with my sister. And so, like two crazies, we have worn it continuously, regardless of whether it was “in fashion.”

Leopard print has always been a high end player in the fashion stakes. From the chic, elegance of Elizabeth Taylor to vintage siren, Betty Paige, it has proved itself to have versatility and endurance in the fashion world.  For me, it’s just got attitude.

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So, I am delighted to read that Vogue have stated “Leopard Print Is Fall’s Most Powerful Trend.” I am officially back “in fashion” with my vast and diverse leopard print collection.

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Leopard Print Faux Fur Coats:

A few years ago, I bought a leopard print faux fur coat. I can still say it is probably one of my favourite things in the wardrobe. If I could wear in summer, I would. There’s something liberating about buying a bold item of clothing and actually wearing it. And with Prada and Moshino taking them back to the catwalk for the 2016/2017 Winter/Fall collection, I love this coat even more this year.

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There are a huge range of faux fur on the market at the moment, from Stella McCartney (below left) coming in at a hefty £1335, to Topshop (middle) and River Island (right) at a much more reasonable £85.00!

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Leopard Print Dresses

Just so you know – I don’t wear all my leopard print collection together! This year, another favourite, my leopard print body con dress can be worn with confidence thanks to Dolce and Gabana (below).

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Stock Up

Probably the best thing about leopard print being back in fashion, is that the shops are now flooded with animal print fashion and accessories, so it’s prime time to buy!

New Look have some great leopard print dresses, accessories and shoes (yes I’ve already been in!) at the moment. Check out all the new arrivals online http://www.newlook.com

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The Secret

Leopard print is a strong design so it can be quite overwhelming if worn wrong. I generally wear plain black (or red) when I’m wearing coats or vice versa with dresses (black coat and black shoes) It’s pretty self explanatory, so keep it simple. Too much print and you could end up looking like Pat Butcher!

 

 

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