If you've been keeping your eyes on the urban game trails, you've probably seen a lot of wild prints running by. Patterned denim is more popular than ever — leopard print especially — and we're not letting you step into fall without a pair of your own. But we hear you, all those stripes, shapes, flowers, and furry looks can trend a little young — a little '80s mall casual. But that's just in your mind, girl. You can still look chic, mature, and office appropriate while showing your spots. To convince you that patterned denim is an adult "do," we had GUESS lend us a leopard-print pair from its on-point fall collection and styled it for three real-world situations. Read on to learn how to dress up these kittens with big-cat style.
Out of Africa, indeed. We've said before that you can treat leopard prints as neutrals, and these GUESS jacquard jeans are no exception. The earthy tone of this long, elegant cardi perfectly matches the slim, striking denim, and the sheer length and volume breaks up the visual of the jeans, balancing out the entire look. Add in a simple white top and necklace with a touch of turquoise, and you're deep in safari-trend country. The fact that these jeans are darker and more detailed than your usual leopard print completely drives home that adult look.
GUESS jeans, Phillip Lim tank and cardigan, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, J. Crew belt, Noir rings
Photographed by Katie McCurdy; Set Design by Marie-Yan Morvan; Styled by Nina Tiari; Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop; Makeup by Andrew Colvin
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