2019 fashion has been defined as the year of the animal print. Once firmly considered a ‘tacky’ style, animal print has had a major revamp. Animal prints of all kinds are having a moment, but the king of the fashion jungle is by far the leopard print.
Leopard print is being seen all over the runways and has taken over our Instagram feeds. You can try the leopard print trend with tops, dresses, swimsuits, jackets or accessories, but the item that’s really hot this season is the leopard midi skirt.
It all started with THAT skirt, the Naomi print slip skirt from Realisationpar, the skirt went viral and kicked off one of the biggest trends of the year. The original slip skirt has sold out and has been restocked serval times, while demand for lookalikes has done anything but die down.
The season’s leopard print skirts range from sexy pencil cuts, floaty chiffon styles, silky satin slips, or pleated skirts. Classic tan or beige leopard prints have now expanded into a second wave of prints in bright jewel or neon colors or larger, traffic-stopping spots. If you’re not sure how to incorporate some wild spots into your wardrobe, try out one of these five ways to wear a leopard midi skirt.
A Leopard Print Pencil Skirt With A Sweater And Sneakers
Most of the leopard skirts available look very sweet and pretty at first glance, but there are more structured A-line or pencil skirt styles available as well. When paired with a pair of sneakers and a chunky knit sweater these printed skirts get a street-style make-over. Not only is this the most comfortable way to work the leopard skirt trend, but it’s also the most popular with fashion influencers.
A Pleated Leopard Print Skirt With A Blazer
A midi or knee-length skirt is ideal for office wear, and when combined with a blazer the look is both stylish and work-appropriate. A tailored blazer may not seem an obvious pairing for a bold leopard skirt, but the juxtaposition of the two trends helps to tone down the bold print if you’re a little nervous about wearing leopard. Pleated leopard skirts are a great style to wear with a blazer. Pleated styles usually have a slight flare and cinched waist – which perfectly balances a boxier jacket style. Pair with sneakers for a laid-back vibe, or with heels for the evening or office.
A Thigh Split Leopard Print Skirt With Boots
Versatile, flattering and chic, the leopard print skirt works great in the summer or the winter. For cooler months pair it with chunky boots and tights for a 90’s vibe, or with chic heeled boots for office or evening wear. Wrap styles or skirts with thigh slits look sexy and stylish with knee-high boots and draw attention to your legs.
Many of the silky leopard slip skirts or floaty styles work well for both summer and winter. As the weather gets warmer, we are seeing skirts paired with lighter t-shirts and bare legs. Plain white t-shirts make a great contrast to a bold print skirt, or for a grungy 90’s look pair your skirt with a rock t-shirt and a leather jacket.
A leopard print skirt is so versatile you can consider it a new wardrobe staple. Dress it up at work or for a night out with a pair of heels and a sexy top. Dress it down with an on-trend sneaker and tee for a street-style look. However, you want to style it, add some fierceness to your fashion style with this trend.
Feature image by Realisation