Kohl’s sweater (years old but love this one), H&M Skirt (old, similar), Target belt, Sam Edelman shoes

We are back with another Trend/Pearshape Solution post! This time: Leopard! I thought this series would be more fun and informative by partnering with other fabulous bloggers with different body types, and showing how they style the same fashion trend. A little contrast and different inspiration is fun right? For this post i’m partnering with Amy of Leopard & Lillies to showcase how her super tall, lean figure styles leopard versus how I choose to wear the print. Read on for some pearshape inspiration and be sure to pop over to Amy’s blog to see her take on the trend.

*In other news, thank you so much for your kind words about our move! We found an apartment this weekend and will be sharing pictures later this week.


If i’m being completely honest, i’ve never been comfortable in leopard print. Either I never knew how to style it to be office appropriate, or I felt it was too flashy for everyday wear, especially in warmer weather. A few weeks ago I branched out and wore this cardigan to work and got so many compliments, I thought I would take a stab at styling it for warmer weather.


For me the key here was to pair two complimentary prints, and keep one print larger than the other: in this case the leopard is larger than the floral. The browns in the cardigan pick up the colors in the skirt, and when paired with neutral heels and basic accessories it becomes a very cohesive outfit. For pearshapes, wearing leopard can be tricky in many clothing styles. Leopard pants? Not so much. Leopard coat? May make us appear larger. Opting for a fitted cardigan with a plunging neckline brings an already flattering silhouette to a print otherwise untapped.


Other leopard pieces i’m loving: Leopard flats (I’m still looking for the perfect pointy toe pair to add to my collection), scarf, and if you’re really daring: leopard skirt