Styling Leopard Print In Summer

Fashion trends come and go, but one that cannot seem to escape my life is leopard print. Back in February I wrote a blog post about how I styled my two items of leopard print clothing. It’s August, and that collection of two has grown to six - which could easily keep growing. With the exception of my coat, all of those pieces can be styled for warmer weather. So I thought it would be time to update that post with that post with styling leopard print, but for summer!

I have featured most of these outfits on my Instagram, but it is the most common way that I style these pieces. You'll also notice that I like to style these mostly with another item of clothing that is plain. Whilst I've worn spots and stripes, I've not been brave enough to try and style these with another print. If these pieces (both leopard and what I'm styling them with) are not available, I have linked similar versions.

Out of all of these leopard print pieces, this is the one I wear the most. Ever since I first got it, I’ve worn it at least once a week. I got these after seeing Hannah Gale feature them on her Instagram, and I just had to have them. Sadly there were unavailable online, but thankfully my local store had them in stock!

These are a great pair of trousers for the summer. The material is really light, they have a wide leg which I think flatters everyone. It does have an elasticated waistband but it is nothing too tight. I decided to wear something a little different and a bit more fancy (I usually pair it with either my ASOS black top or one of my Jack Wills’ tops and trainers), so I went with this light grey vest/cami from Topshop, my Primark heeled sandals and my Accessorize bee necklace (which I don’t know if you can actually see!)

When I purchased the trousers above, I noticed that H&M had a bunch of other items of clothing with the same style of leopard print. Now don’t worry, I haven’t purchased all of them (yet) but I did pick up this dress. I’ve been into midi length in skirts and dresses and this was one of the first shorter length dresses that I've bought in ages. It isn't too short and it slightly longer in the back. 

If I were on holiday, I would probably wear this alone, but when I first saw this, I pictured styling it with a top underneath. In this outfit, I decided to pair it with my Jack Wills white top. I kept it casual by pairing it with my Adidas Stan Smiths

This was my most recent outfit picture and I still want to wear this all the time. It is a top that I think would work for both casual and fancier outfits. I love the slight frill in the straps. It tucks in great but would also look great untucked. It was also a bargain in the sale. I’ve got more trousers that pair well with patterned tops so don't be surprised if you see this in way too many outfit pictures.

As I mentioned in the haul post that this featured in, the model was wearing it with white jeans. I also bought a pair of white jeans, mainly because of that top and the fact that I found a straight-leg pair that only cost £12! I also wore my H&M belt. To finish the look off, I wore my Primark heeled sandals and my brown satchel from Zatchels. 

Aside from leopard print, I am still very much obsessed with midi length skirts and dresses. So this skirt from Warehouse ticked all the boxes. Now to me, I would actually call these a leopard/dalmatian print hybrid. It is in the colour of leopard print, but the spots don’t quite look like the rest of these. But I’m still including it in this post, so let’s move on!

As I do with most of my printed midi skirts, I paired this with my ASOS t-shirt. It is a shorter length than my Jack Wills tops but still has enough length to tuck into things without coming up at the back. I really like the fit of this top and I want to buy it in a few more colours. In this particular outfit, I went with my Stan Smiths but I have also worn it with my Primark sandals.

Out of all the leopard print pieces in this blog post, this skirt is the only piece that featured in my original styling leopard print post. Back then it was winter, so I styled it with a long-sleeved top, tights and boots. So I wanted to include it in this post to show how it can be worn all year. I also would wear the original outfit in a smart/casual office environment so I wanted to keep this outfit very casual.

I went again with my ASOS t-shirt, but kept it more casual by wearing my Stan Smiths and my Noisy May denim jacket. Despite being the size I would usually wear, I have to wear a belt as it fits larger. Whilst this particular skirt is not available, I would advise trying on a range of sizes to find the right fit for you - especially if you like wearing it pretty high-waisted like I do. To add something different, I put in a bandana in my hair. You might not be able to tell, but this has skulls and crossbones on it, on flames. 

How would you style leopard print in the summer?

Ellyn xx

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