Animal print ankle boots
Animal print loafers

Leopard print is on the prowl again this season!

Take a leap and unleash your wild side with our super easy guide to weaving this classic animal pattern into your autumn wardrobe.

Ever so stylish, leopard spots have become a staple print for the more daring dressers amongst us - or so you might think? In reality, it’s a fun print with heaps of versatility and it’s natural colours and shapes means that leopard falls into the ‘neutral’ end of the pattern spectrum. That’s not to say that leopard prints are ‘tame as a house pet’ but with a little styling, there’s no reason we can’t all have fun with feline details. Pounce on our tips for running wild with animal print every day!

 

1. Choose classic shapes
Just like their forest homes, leopard prints tend to be alive with colour and texture. A busier pattern needs clean lines and quieter shapes to bring balance to your outfit.

Classic pieces such as your favourite simple dress or a well-loved cashmere cardigan are perfect. In fact, slimline jeans work wonderfully with animal prints but you may want to steer clear of anything too fussy or frilly with this pattern. If you’re feeling more of a kitten than a lion when it comes to your day-to-day wardrobe, small accents of this print are all you need to make a statement. Think a leopard print belt or a pair of chunky heeled boots with a leopard features.

2. Blend with block colours
We love our colours here at Moshulu and it’s no different when it comes to combining wild prints with a perfectly chosen palette!

Leopard print will always stand out against an outfit of solid colours. We think leopard looks gorgeous with colourful jewel tones for autumn. Try rich cranberry red vintage shoes with a leopard print dress and a black jacket or pair an animal patterned skirt with an emerald green blouse. The colours you choose will also take your outfit from grand ‘king of the jungle’ to cool and casual cat. For a more laid back weekend look, denim gives off an effortless vibe teamed with a leopard tee and a bright coloured cardi.

3. Layer your leopard print
Nature’s colours of brown, beige and black make leopard a neutral pattern so it’s easy to wear with almost anything and it never goes out of style - what more could you want?

A wash of leopard print on an open blouse, layered over a long sleeve top and under your navy winter woolly coat, gives a subtle nod to this trend. You could also invest in a pair of playful leopard spotted long socks that will look pretty peeking out of gorgeous leather boots. The natural shapes of animal prints also look bold and beautiful next to graphic patterns such as stripes and polka dots - and we’re certainly a fan of those! Try layering a stripy top or scarf and fabulous faux fur coat with simple solid colours.

A collection of wild leopard animal print boots and slippers.

4. On-trend textures
Besides its brilliantly spotty pattern, the real fun in introducing leopard into your wardrobe comes in playing with texture.

You could throw on a pair of those real lived-in and loved skinnies with a printed leopard scarf and the comfiest chunky knitted jumper to get that marvellous mix of textures. A fluffy pair of cosy animal print slippers always looks super cute with satin PJs too! Bring an element of the animal kingdom to your workwear, blending your usual blazer and shirt with a pair of our new leopard penny loafers. Our latest wild adventure comes in a lovely soft hair for all the texture you need and our smart loafers are pretty enough to pass from day to after work catch-ups.

5. Feline features
New to animal prints? Subtle accents are a great way to start out on this safari of style. It’s all in the details as they say!

Sunglasses, scarves, belts and bags. Swap out your basic accessories for a wild update in stunning leopard print! They’ll make your outfit pop and have you smiling all day. A little leopard can go a long way so why not dip your toes into the animal print trend with some fabulously feral footwear? Change your usual booties for a wildly wonderful pair in textured leopard. Brilliantly versatile, leopard print boots work well with trousers, jeans and tights in a huge range of colours so you’re guaranteed to look ‘roar-some’ this season!

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