Good morning everyone, todays post is on how to style leopard print for the office. Those of you who have been pondering on how to incorporate this highly on trend print, well ponder no more. By now you have see leopard prints everywhere unless you have been living under a rock. A big favourite at fashion week with the likes of Tom Ford, Diane Von Furstenburg, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and Victoria Beckham to name a few.
So whether you want channel you inner Scary Spice, or go for the runway looks, leopard print can be styled in any way you want. This fiery print has been around for decades and has remained as a staple for all stylish women. Now for those who would like to incorporate this look into their office wear, the easiest way is to purchase a leopard print coat. It doesn’t matter what environment you work in. You can be sure to rock the print without it interfering with your dress code.
In Mum Life this week, I have not been so well, I am suffering from this cold and sore throat. For the first time in a long time I am the one who has come down with this first. So this time I can’t blame the kids for bringing home the lurgies. Of course all of them take the pleasure in reminding me that! It is back to the usual grind at school for the boys, and so far they have settled into their routines rather swiftly. Although its been rather busy for me as its full steam ahead with all the extra curricular activities even at the weekends too.
Right lets get back onto the leopard print and a little insight into this trend. Leopard print hit the mainstream in 1947, when Christian Dior decided to include it in his debut “New Look’ collection. This print was often worn by his muse Mitzah Bricad. The leopard print was also a firm favourite with Eartha Kitt who famously played the role of Catwomen. However, she was wearing this print way before she got the role of the feline nemesis of Batman.
Jackie Kennedy caused a sensation when she wore an Oleg Cassini leopard-skin coat in 1962. This caused the demand for real leopard skin to spike. Therefore leading to deaths of leopards as many as two hundred and fifty thousand. Oleg Cassini was ridden with guilt for the rest of his life as that was not his intention. The print got another revival and was elevated by Azzedine Alaia in 1991. His Autumn/Winter collection featured the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista to name a few. The collection was out there to say the least but it was sexy and sophisticated.
Now onto my ensemble and to this leopard print coat from Karen Millen. This is from last season and as I was looking for a leopard print coat, I was rather delighted when I came across this one. I could not believe they had it in my size as it was on sale. So straight away added it to my basket and checked out. The coat is in black and brown leopard print on an ivory base. Love the black and brown as it’s just so fitting with my Autumn wardrobe at the moment. The sleeves are full length and fitted with faux leather tabs. It comes with a double-breasted button closure at the front. There is also a removable contrast faux leather belt and two side pockets.
Keeping in mind that I was styling this coat for an office attire, I opted for these tailored black belted city shorts which are also from Karen Millen. They are high waisted with interlaced belt detail with an eyelet trim. Just a gorgeous pair of shorts which are so comfortable and chic. The corset detailing through the waist just accentuates the slimmest part of your body. The shorts are an alternative to your everyday black skirt one might wear to the office.
Next I decided I would style the high waisted shorts with this ribbed roll neck jumper. Yes this is also from Karen Millen and from their A/W18 collection as are the shorts. A cozy knitwear with long sleeves and skinny chevron rib design. It fits so snugly and feels so soft and comfortable. The perfect match in my opinion, however I could have easily paired the shorts with a white shirt instead. Take a look here.
Moving onto my boots and to these stunning pair from Kurt Geiger. You may have seen me wearing these in my last blog post here. These black velvet ankle boots in the style Reign features light top stitching, a slick pointed toe, a concealed zip which features a gold-tone puller. The piece de resistance has to be the cylindrical heel, which has a gold-tone ribbed finish, just the thing for offsetting the pitch black uppers.
My bag is a vintage Karen Millen, the colour ties in beautifully with the leopard print coat. My furry friend is large enough to carry all my everyday essentials. Previously has been mistaken for a pet! For the finishing touches I opted to wear a pair of knee high sock, just to elevate the look a little. These are from All Saints and I have had them for years now. You could wear tights instead of the socks for the office.
I then wore my Cat-Eye sunglasses which are from ASOS and look very similar to the Adam Selman pair for Le Specs. On my lips I wore my go to red from Lime Crime Velvetines. Such a gorgeous matt lipstick, in the shade Red Velvet. There you have it leopard print for the office!
Here are few more Leopard print coats:
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. Whats your favourite leopard print piece? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Coat: KAREN MILLEN Similar
Shorts: KAREN MILLEN
Jumper: KAREN MILLEN
Bag: KAREN MILLEN Similar @NET-A-PORTER
Boots: KURT GEIGER
Socks: ALL SAINTS Similar @SSENSE
Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES
Cylinder Ring: AURATE NEW YORK
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