For girls who are ready to get their claws into the new season, the question of whether or not to wear leopard print right now is of the utmost importance: It's everywhere. Prowling from the A/W 16 runways and into the wardrobes of our most trusted fashion bloggers, leopard print is showing up across the board at the mere thought of autumn's arrival.
We're no stranger to a little leo action in our wardrobes on a regular basis, it is one of fashion's favourite prints, after all, but this season it's all-out pussycat mania. We've already seen a significant stream of leopard-print coats coming into stores early, Olivia Palermo has been shopping for the trend in Zara and some of the internet's most influential style leaders have joined the feline family with a ferocious interest.
How to wear leopard print in 2016? Well, if you want to be truly directional, it's all about diving in headfirst and print-clashing as wildly as you dare. But there are options for those of you who would rather dip a toe in—even a pair of leopard-print shoes will do the trick. Go through the gallery to get some leopard-print outfit inspo and prepare to pounce on the key pieces we've also found in the shops…
Style Notes: Patricia Manfield's idea of pairing baby pink with leopard print verges on being so tawdry that it's so right.
Style Notes: Soraya Bakhtiar has employed the softly-softly approach with her subtle leopard-print pumps.
Style Notes: Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata brings a little bohemia to her leopard-print dress: Slip-on mules and mismatches accessories are an easy way to diffuse the sassiness.
Style Notes: Darja Barranik knows that if you stick within a strict colour palette, a triple-print clash with ocelot really can work. Keep it simple.
Style Notes: Blogger Lou Beyer has taken a classic idea—leopard print and leathers—to a more fashion-forward level by opting for such an exaggerated pair of culottes. Purrrfect.
Style Notes: Annabel Rosendahl takes the classic combo a step further by pairing denim and leopard print with a red moto jacket.
Style Notes: Darja again, and this time she's just hinting to leopard print via her mini handbag—using it as a popping jolt against monochrome zebra instead. Don't fear a multi-print safari moment.
Style Notes: Making leopard print look particularly lovely and ladylike is Peony Lim. A feminine blouse and midi high heels offset the raciness of a little leo skirt.
Style Du Monde
Style Notes: Pernille Teisbaek turns the idea of glamorous leopard print on its head by pairing it with a motif tee and joggers—such moves are for advance fashion lovers, aka you!
We'll be swiping the striped shirt idea.
The chicest leopard shoes on the planet.
Moschino are leopard-print experts.
This does all the hard print-clashing work for you.
We can confirm we're buying the matching jacket.
Even cuter with tights and boots come wintertime.
We've found "the one."