Fashion is all about perception. And if something makes you feel way more fashionable or rich than you actually are, well then, buy two. Which makes us think there are few things in the fashion kingdom that project as much glamour and attitude as a swipe of leopard. Just what is it about this classic cat-powered print that seems to propel an everyday outfit to eye-catching proportions? Whatever it is, we love it.
So, in the interest of giving everyone a head-start at amping up their spring wardrobe, we have one suggestion: leopard-print accessories. While we love a good leopard coat or dress as much as the next person (they can be plentiful at many a good thrift shop), there's something even more luxuriously subtle about simply accenting with this iconic print. Whether it's an easy scarf from Urban Outfitters or a more decadent leopard-print ballet flat from Lanvin, you can rest easy knowing your investment will last for seasons to come. And speaking of seasons to come, start squirreling away your extra latté cash for a pair of Rachel Comey's leopard-print lace-up booties, out next fall…divine.
Above, from left: Erin Wasson rocking leopard print boots, photo via Elle.com; Rachel Comey fall '09 leopard print boots.