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Leopard Prints: There's Really Nothing to Fear
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It’s true. Some women are inexplicably terrified of wearing leopard print. Is it because they think only characters from the Jersey Shore are allowed to wear it? Or maybe they're worried about looking silly? Still others follow the rules set long ago by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—that leopard print is beautiful and should be worn all the time. I believe it's as simple as just thinking of it as an alternative to black. Once you grasp this notion, trepidations do subside. Just look at Kelly Ripa. If she can take a walk on the wild side, we all can.
Besides taking the easy way out with black, here are four other ideas that might just make leopard a little less scary.
1) With Denim
Leopard print with jean anything is the least intimidating way to try out this ferocious style. Become the epitome of casual cool by pairing with a crisp, white T-shirt.
By starting with just accessories, you never have to worry about appearing too savage. Best part about this particular belt? If you start to panic, just flip it over. It's black on the other side. Reversible Leopard Print Belt, $21.98
3) With Prints
So, we already know that leopard goes well with floral prints, so why stop there? Pair your favorite leopard print capris or skirt with this chic blouse—loaded with piles of flowers and stripes and chains—and let bold prints take center stage. Just be sure to stick with basic black pumps or you may wind up looking like you're more ready for the circus than the runway. Juicy Couture Floral Stripe Print Blouse, $228