Leopard print is here to stay. And while we love to style it in the winter, it looks amazing with lighter pieces in the summer. Today’s look is an easy way to style a leopard print outfit for the warmer months.
In a list of the biggest trends for summer clothing, the top that I’m sharing today ranked right near the top. And why not? A simple leopard top goes with so many neutral pieces already in your closet, like your white jeans, white shorts, black shorts and jeans, tan shorts and pants, and even a summer skirt. Of course, a leopard print looks good with almost any shade of your favorite jeans, too.
Without further ado, then, here are the details…
The Leopard Print Outfit
You’re probably thinking, “Do I really need another leopard top?” I know exactly what you mean! I have quite a few myself, in different styles, but this one is so light and airy, it just seems to say summer. If you’re like me, you like to think ahead and consider the versatility of an item. So, while this is a great piece for summer, it can also transition into the fall with a leather jacket or long cardigan sweater. For work, it would look smart and professional under a blazer with a pair of slacks. So it does pass the versatility test!
While seemingly simple, the details make this top stand out:
- trimmed in ruffles at the neck
- short, puffed sleeves with elasticized cuffs
- Split neck with ties
- Shirttail hem
The shirttail hem makes a quarter- or half-tuck easy to do or you can just wear it out.
White pants or jeans are the essence of summer style and this top works perfectly with them for a cool summer look. I am currently loving these straight style cuffed jeans for a laid-back vibe.
It’s fun to contrast the bright white with black so I’ve styled the look with black sandals. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Franco Sarto makes beautiful sandals with real leather. They are well-made and super soft right out of the box.
To keep the summer look, a straw and cognac tote completes the outfit. This one is from Brighton, and while it’s a bit pricey, it’s a great bag that will carry you through a couple of summer seasons. I’ve been using it for several months and love the roominess and features of this tote bag.
Simple gold jewelry in the form of bangle bracelets and hoops are the final touch for simple summer style.
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So–are you ready to add yet another leopard top to your collection? If so, this one is a great choice. Need to refresh your summer jeans? You’ll love these cuffed white ones. White jeans and printed tops can’t be beat for a cool summer look.
Whatever your summer style, wear it with confidence and enjoy the longer days.