Hey guys welcome back, if you’ve been following my Instagram you will have seen that I’ve been wearing a fair few leopard print numbers over the last couple of weeks. As we approach autumn leopard is the perfect transition print it’s so easy to layer when it gets a bit colder.
It was one of the key trends that was seen on the AW18 catwalks and it’s a trend that we can all easily wear and follow. Animal print is timeless and I’ve got a few older pieces in my wardrobe that I’ve hung onto that I can wear again because they are now back in fashion.
If you’re anything like me this typical British weather has caught you out on a number of occasions recently. Is it hot? Is it cold? And how the hell do I dress for all eventualities? I tend to find that if I layer up as opposed to wearing really heavy garments, you can always de-layer if you get too hot.
Here are my plus size leopard print loves and tips and tricks of how to wear them for autumn.
- Yours Clothing Leopard Print Maxi Shirt This little number can be worn various different ways and can really help to bring the plainest of outfits bang on trend. Whilst it’s still a little warmer put a black slip under the dress and belt it and you’ve got yourself a really extra dress. For autumn wear this as a Kimono and layer over a long sleeve top or jumper and jeans to keep you warm.
- Evans Clothing Black Animal Print 2 in 1 Shirt
This number would be a great way of introducing the trend into your office work attire. You could also team this with a pair of cropped wide leg trousers and a trench coat to keep you warm and give it a fashionable edge.
- Evans midi dress
This dress is similar to number one. However I feel that this has a more expensive and luxurious feel to it. The leopard print is cleaner and it therefore feels more luxurious. Again this dress is so versatile it can be worn a dress or worn open as a jacket/kimono. It really can be dressed up or down. To add a bit of sass to the dress open up buttons from the bottom to give the illusion of a split and button down from the top to reveal a bit of cleavage. To draw the eye to the waist or to break the pattern up add a black belt. It really does look beautiful on @stylemecurvy who dresses it up with a pair of straps sandals, sunglasses and chain strap bag.
- New Look Dark Green Animal Print Midi DressThis dress is great for that transition from summer to autumn. It’s a lightweight crepe fabric so whilst it’s still warm you could just layer with a lightweight jacket. When it gets colder you could put a turtle neck underneath and wear it with ankle boots and a duster coat. This dress is also button down so you could wear it open over jeans and a top so it’s super versatile.
- Simply Be Animal Print Maxi SkirtI actually first saw this on an Instagram story Simply Be posted a story of AW18 previews and I knew I had to have it. I’ve been trawling their website over the past couple of weeks trying to find it I’ve finally got it! The skirt is a maxi length but then is a hanky hem so on the shorter sections it’s more like a midi length. It’s a great transitional piece that you could wear now with a t-shirt tucked in and in the winter a chunky jumper and jacket. You could even give it a more formal elegant edge by adding a lace Bardot top and belt and give it the illusion of a dress.
- New Look Snake Print wrap dress (okay so I know I said leopard but I just love this dress).
I’ve actually ordered this to wear for my engagement party! This dress is über sexy but still a little conservative for those who don’t like to show a lot of flesh. Wear it now with some strappy heels and in the autumn with heeled ankle boots and a cropped jacket.
- Evans Animal Print Tunic
This top is so beautiful and is a warmer tone leopard print. It’s almost rust in tone which is also one of the key trends for AW18. So you get the best of both worlds with it. It’s long enough to be worn with leggings. In the autumn I’d wear it with a turtle neck underneath leggings and knee high boots.
- Asos leopard print smock top
This top is super comfy and great way to wear the trend casually. Wear with skinnies and a leather jacket and pumps (converse or vans).
- Simply Be leopard print bardot dress
This Dress is an unbelievable £22! Cheap as chips. I actually bought this to take on holiday with me but found that the material was a little heavy for hot climates. So I thought this would be the perfect transition dress. Wear now with a double buckle belt and heeled straps sandals. Wear in the autumn with tights and ankle boots.
- Evans Leopard print ankle boots
These boots are a simple way of accessorising a plain outfit and making it on trend. They are flat so can be worn every day and are extra wide for comfort. I love the added detail of the ring pull zip and gives it a 60’s feel.
- Simply Be Leopard print Bardot Scuba dress
I love the colourful take on leopard print, this time of year colours in clothes seem to get muted, don’t get me wrong I do love a autumnal colour pallet but sometimes you just need to mix it up. Wear when its warmer wear it with heeled sandals and a belt and for autumn style with some boots and a cropped leather jacket.
I’m in love with this trend and at the moment I can’t stop buying it. There really is some truly beautiful items out there. I’m really impressed with the variety there is on the plus size market.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with pattern. If you like it you should wear it, regardless of size. If you’re not confident with pattern start off small and use items to accessorise an outfit with leopard print, like boots or a jacket. Introduce pattern into your wardrobe slowly and get to grips with it, and before you know it you’ll be a fully fledged pattern queen.
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