Who says leopard print has to be kept for winter? While we tend to keep animal prints for the colder months, teaming them with darker hues, leopard print can look just as beautiful during the summer. Here are some tips for ways to wear leopard print during the warmer months.

Best of all, because it works as a neutral, leopard print can be worked into most looks, whether you opt to go bold with a leopard print coat, or prefer a more subtle approach with shoes or accessories.

Designers including Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent and Versace all sent their models down the SS18 runways showing off different ways to wear leopard print.

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Here are 5 ways you could wear leopard print this summer…

As a lightweight jacket

A leopard print jacket always adds a touch of oomph to an otherwise simple outfit. But keeping the jacket lightweight and adding sandals, you can create a summer look.

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BB Dakota leopard front drape jacketEileen Fisher round neck topLiverpool Jeans companyChinese Laundry block heel sandalAll Saints clutchElise arrowhead necklace

With white pants

White pants are a summer style staple. And, with good reason. They transcend seasons, so you can bring them out year after year. Plus, they add a touch of summer freshness to any outfit. Here, leopard print is teamed with white, and red accessories.


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Top shop crossbody bagFree people sandals
Anne Klein sleeveless topVince Camuto white crop pants

Pencil skirt

You don’t just have to wear leopard print with other neutrals. Because it works as a neutral itself, you can be bold and team it with bright colors. Here, a lightweight cardigan is paired with a bright pencil skirt for a look which could take your from work to dinner.

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Kendra Scott stud earringsMichael Kors kitten heelsBoss orange skirtHalogen leopard print crew neckNixon gold watch


Breton stripes are another summer perennial. They give a nautical air to any outfit, as if you’ve just stepped off your yacht in Saint Tropez! Here, clashing prints work well together.

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AG green jeansRockins leopard print scarfJ. Crew boat neck teeVince Camuto vanilla leather sandalsTopshop clutch bag

Summer dress

The high street has taken a leaf from Versace and Balenciaga’s fashion books and has created summer dresses featuring leopard print. This one from Willow and Clay has a boho vibe which could be dressed up for summer events.

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Ted Baker straw hatWillow and Clay animal and floral print dressSam Edelman ankle heelsSole Society tassel clutchMonica Vinader necklace

Do you still wear leopard print during the summer, or do you tend to push your animal print pieces to the back of your wardrobe until winter? What is your favorite way to wear leopard print?

P.S. You might just pick up a bargain in the Memorial Day sales, which are due to start this week! The Nordstrom half-yearly sales starts on Wednesday and runs through June 3. Expect 40% off selected styles! 

Author bio: Liz Hands is a fashion journalist and stylist from the UK who has styled fashion shoots for newspapers, magazines and high-end clients including 5* hotels and BMW. She’s now happiest either blogging about style, or donning her favorite Barbour jacket and Brogini boots for a hack out on her crazy ex-racehorse.

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