Leopard print and “classy” are not often found in the same sentence, but this iconic print has history.
Leopard print has always been a staple of glam early-Hollywood starlets like Ava Gardner and Jayne Mansfield, through to icons such as Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss.
There’s something almost transformative about leopard print. Whether it’s worn in the form of a statement jacket or simply as an eye-catching accessory, it gives any outfit instant wow-factor.
This season saw the revival of leopard coats on the runways of Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Versace, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta to name a few, and many street style celebrities weren’t afraid to step out in the print either.
After so many seasons of print-free dressing, we admit it is strange to be looking back to this bold pattern, but when worn with an all-black ensemble or as an accessory with a monochromatic look, leopard can be classy and very wearable.
Click through our gallery inspiration on wearing leopard print the classy way this season!