Style Spotlight: Leopard Accessories

Style SpotlightThere aren’t too many patterns that I won’t wear. When it comes to style and fashion, I am a complete open book and ready to try anything. I first caught on to leopard print two years ago when I found the cutest leopard print flats from American Eagle. I just couldn’t pass them up, and when I began to experiment more with the pattern, I became a bit of an addict.

Today I want to talk about the best ways to wear the pattern. I am not huge into leopard print statement pieces like dresses, shirts or pants (are there leopard print pants?), but I am all for the leopard accessories!

Leopard Booties + Cognac + Gold

Leopard print is a very warm pattern, which is why I tend to stick to warm, earthy tones to pair the pattern with. In the case of leopard print shoes or booties, I am a huge fan of pairing the shoe with gold based jewelry and the colour cognac. It is probably one of my favourite combinations.

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I picked up these booties at a consignment store brand new in my area, but they are Sperry TopsiderI love them paired with my gold link necklace (Icing Stores), gold based glasses ring (Kate Spade New Yorkand to top the look off, my cognac shoulder bag (Michael Kors).

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Using cognac as a main colour to pair with the print worked perfectly in the case of these Sperry Topsider booties since the trim between the tread and pattern is a close-cognac shade.

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Leopard Beanie + Chambray + Pearls

Before this year, I really wasn’t into hats. I started getting into fashion hats, beanies and baseball caps at the beginning of this school year. This leopard beanie (D&Y) is the perfect printed accessory to spruce up any look.

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Pairing the blue chambray with the leopard print really contrasts the two fabrics. Not only are you contrasting the knit with and chambray, but you are contrasting the print with the solid – makes for a great pair.

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This leopard beanie is my favourite hat right now (next to my university baseball cap, that is). I ordered it off Amazon but it is sold by D&YIt sits perfectly on my head and is actually really comfortable. The multi-strand of pearls is from J.Crew Factory – this accessory is pretty much a staple for me. I picked up the blue chambray button up at my local Marshalls last year. They always have a great selection!

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Leopard Scarf + Cognac + Gold

Like I said, leopard print goes really well with cognac and gold accents. Here, I have flipped the look from above – leopard is now shown in the main accessory, and cognac is accenting in the boot. Gold is used to compliment both the print and the cognac boot throw the gold accents on the boot and in the necklace.

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This is my one and only leopard print scarf and I love it (Charlotte Russe). I got it a couple of years ago and it is my go-to when it comes to my fave leopard accessories. The boots are Ralph Lauren booties from a couple years ago. These were kind of bought on a whim because it was a half of sale at The Bay and so I had to take advantage. The necklace is from my fave accessory palace, Icing Stores

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Leopard accessories are my favourite. 

These are three of the ways that I love to wear the pattern, but there are so many other ways you can wear it. It’s always best to make the leopard print your focus in an outfit. It is a very loud pattern, and although it is not against the rules to pattern mix with this print, I love to make it the focal point of any look that I am sporting.

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How do you wear leopard print? Do you make it the stand out of your outfit? Let me know in the comments below…

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

I am beyond excited to share this post with you today. Why? Well, because the photos taken for today’s outfit details post were taken at a recent Fall photo shoot with a new photographer. Her name is Diana of DPhotography and she is very good at what she does! It was my first time working with Diana, and we had loads of fun taking these photos to share with you today! So here we go..

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

This cream sweater from Jones New York is my favourite winter staple. The knit pattern on the front is beautiful and the warmth it provides is amazing! I always go for cream over white in the winter because I think the warm undertones look better. Winter white is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but I will take cream over white any day. I also like how the colour of the sweater draws out the white pin stripe in the plaid pattern.

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

This mini skirt from J.Crew Factory is to die for. I picked this baby up on my shopping spree in Ottawa and have been waiting a while to style it. Although plaid is a pattern I love for all seasons, I most love it worn in the Fall for a cute Fall look. Red and navy plaid especially is such a great pattern for the Fall (and a Fall background, like this one). This skirt is the perfect length and the hidden zipper at the back doesn’t disrupt the pattern in the least! If I were ever to fall in love with a skirt, it would be this one…one hundred percent.

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

By now, you should know that these boots are my favourite boots ever. They are from Guess and the cognac colour makes me so happy. I struggled a lot over which boots to wear for this look, believe it or not. Brown or black? Knee high or ankle? I couldn’t decide. I had to try on a lot of different pairs. When I slid these beauties on, I knew they were perfect. I loved the detail in the gathering of the leather, and where they hit on my calves. They were also very comfortable to wear for the hour and a half that we were shooting.

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Gold is my favourite colour detail for jewelry, and with such a warm toned outfit, gold was the obvious choice. Link jewelry is one of my favourite styles. I like the chunky look and how the chunky link necklaces sit. This necklace is from Icing Jewelry. I don’t like spending copious amounts of money on accessories, but this is definitely worth it!!

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

 

Cream + Cognac with a Splash of Plaid!

Details

Sweater: Jones New York (similar here and here) / Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar here) / Necklace: Icing Jewelry (similar here) / Boots: Guess (similar here and here) / Bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Cream and cognac are my staple colours of the Fall. I love how well they work together and how neutral they act in a typical Fall look. The weather was great on this marvelous day and I couldn’t have asked for a better gal to work with! Check out DPhotography for a look at Diana’s captures. This is such a great look for Fall, and because of the sweater, it gives the outfit a casual edge. Alternatively, if it gets too cold (as we head into the Winter season) you can add in some cute tights! Always a great add in for the cooler seasons! A big thank you goes out to Diana, DPhotography!