Meow Mix: Try Layering Leopard With Leopard

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Too much pattern-mixing generally hurts our eyes, but when done right, combo-ing different prints can look remarkably chic. We've spotted trendsetters like Giovanna Battaglia wearing leopard-on-leopard and found it to be surprisingly fetching. At first, we were apprehensive about mixing up the kitty prints, but with the right recipe, it can be a simple yet striking way to spice up your wardrobe. Cinch a leopard belt around a chiffon dress, or do like Giovanna and wear your cat-power tights with some patterned shoes. However you try it, just make sure you pair spots in varying sizes, colors, and fabrics for a look that's eclectic rather than eccentric. To get you started, here are four ways we like to mix it up.
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Above, from left: Above, from left: Giovanna Battaglia, image via Team Peter Stigter; Kristin, image via Fashion Toast.
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Above, from left: Plastic Island Leopard Print Opaque Tights, $14, available at Plasticland; Opening Ceremony Leopard Wedge, $495, available at Joan Shepp; Joie Joann Top, $178, available at Bloomingdale's; Tenoversix Isabel Trench Jacket, $450, available at Tenoversix.
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Above, from left: Acne Wise Leo Chiffon Dress, $270, available at Net-a-Porter; J. Crew Superskinny Printed Patent Belt, $39.50, available at J. Crew; Mimi Holliday by Damaris Encore L'Amour Silk Chiffon Bra, $90, available at Net-a-Porter; Equipment "Daddy" Silk Top, $208, available at Madison Los Angeles.
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