Truth: I’m a wild child. Don’t believe me? Ask my mother. At a young age she tried to coerce me into wearing button-up shirts and khaki Bermuda shorts, but despite her attempts, I opted for bright colors, crazy patterns, and above all, leopard print. Seeing her twelve-year-old daughter decked out in leopard print was not a dream come true, but she helped me find tasteful ways to sport my love for all things catlike. So when I saw that colored leopard print was a hot new trend this spring, I knew I had yet another challenge ahead of me: to find a way to make bright colors and leopard print look classy—without my dear mother’s help. I’ve found five colored leopard-print items that are stylish and refined with only a hint of sexy. You’ll be cat-walking in no time.
Leopard-Print Scarf: The combination of leopard print and a bright color doesn’t get much better. Maybe wearing this scarf while lying on the beach sipping a piña colada would be a step up, but hey, the scarf will definitely suffice.
Guess High-Low Leopard-Print Top: Perfect to wear to work and after closing time for a night on the prowl.
Current/Elliot Leopard-Print Pant: Just want to test the waters? No problem. These jeans are great if you’re just not entirely sure about the whole colored leopard-print trend.
Skater Dress in Leopard Print: I wouldn’t mind spending all nine lives wearing this precious purple dress.
D&G Leopard-Print Bikini: Me-ow!