Steal This L.A. Lady’s Leopard Look

Forget light leopard accents—this fall and winter it's all about bold and brash cat power. Fashionable femmes and daring dressers like Mary-Kate Olsen, Alexa Chung, and Rachel Bilson have all been rocking leopard and cheetah prints this season, and some of the most influential runways like Givenchy showed head-to-toe leopard looks. So, duh, you don't need a crystal ball to know that a whole lot of leopard will be playing into your dressing strategy for some time to come. But if you want to know how to incorporate this modern leopard vibe into your daytime wardrobe right now, look no farther than Laurel, a lovely L.A. lass we snapped just last week. She proves that all you need to rock feline-inspired fashion is the right voluminous pants featuring a purr-fect print offset by a prim button-up blouse, gorgeous jewels, and some seriously kickass heels.
Grab these five essentials to score this lovely leopard look:

Essential #1: Leopard pants—A harem trouser with the right leopard print is the new black pant. There is nothing snoozy about these slacks and when worn with a simple white shirt, you really can't go wrong.

Leopard Pants, $80, available at

Essential #2:Button up shirt—Here at R29, we all love a crisp white boys shirt buttoned all the way to the top. Layer a necklace underneath the collar for a little luxe touch.

Perfect Stretch Shirt, $58, available at J. Crew, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park West); 310-286-7595.

Essential #3: Vintage-inspired necklace—This gilded choker features a gorgeous Onyx stone. It also has an adjustable chain so you can wear it long or short, with just about everything this winter.

Gold Vintage Necklace, $165, available at Feature Boutique, 11958 San Vicente Boulevard (at Saltair Avenue); 310-826-6600.

Essential #4: Peep-toe heels—Peep-toe black heels are an absolute L.A. necessity. You can sport them with your favorite printed dresses or pants, and layer some tights underneath with a skirt when the weather gets chilly.

Elin Mesh Peep-Toe Pump, $495, available at Barney's New York, 9570 Wilshire Boulevard (at Camden Drive); 310-276-4400.

Essential #5: Hair Thickener—Get a gorgeous main with just a pump or two of this awesome thickening serum from Bumble and bumble.

Bumble and bumble Thickening Serum, $26, available at Alter Ego Beauty, 427 North Bedford Drive (at Dayton Drive); 310-271-8629.