For the love of leopard


I love a bit of leopard, and it seems like AW16 does too! The print is everywhere, and its resurgence in popularity can perhaps be linked to the many column inches discussing our new Prime Minister's fondness for leopard accessories.

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Gloves here and a few pairs of shoes there, Theresa May is one big leopard print fan. We saw her enter Downing Street wearing a pair of leopard print kitten heels, and she wears a flat version by Russell & Bromley on a frequent basis. I've counted at least nine different pairs of leopard shoes of differing height and style over the years, making the print a firm favourite of our PM.

Why is leopard print so appealing? I've always considered leopard as a neutral, and long gone are the days when leopard was frequently associated with a cheap item of clothing you'd find at a market stall. Leopard print is a sophisticated way to show your fierce personality, and demonstrate that you can accessorise outside the box.

Theresa May is not the only leopard print fan.

Olivia Palermo mixes her prints, and this bold cheetah x leopard look is one of my absolute favourites.

Jackie Kennedy was also a fan, wearing a genuine leopard fur coat by Oleg Cassini throughout the 1960s.

How can you score a little bit of leopard for the autumn? Your fix can be easily solved by heading to the high street and clicking online. Here are some of my favourite leopard pieces for AW16!

Are you a lover of leopard? Share your favourite leopard pieces with to be featured in a future post!

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