STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Tame Your Leopard Prints

The leopard print trend has leaked into the wardrobe of most Boston University Fashionistas, becoming a common sight on Comm. Ave. It is no longer shocking to see a leopard scarf or pair of flats spicing up a neutral outfit. However, Fashionistas are beginning to lift leopard from its decent into normalcy by wearing it in fresh ways.

This Fashionista tames her leopard vest by wearing the print as a neutral, rather than a statement. Instead, she allows the vibrant purple of her scarf (specifically, an Alexander McQueen scarf that has become a basic in many Fashionistas' wardrobes) to stand out and take center stage. The vest’s small and neutral pattern allow it to easily become part of a neutral foundation for the scarf to contrast against. This Fashionista also keeps it classy by starting with an all black foundation that does not compete with the rest of the outfit. Because of this, her ensemble takes on a trendy and eclectic look.

Inspired by this Fashionista? To get her look, simply pair a leopard print top with the same McQueen scarf (or for a more wallet-friendly option, try a basic jewel-tone one). Just make sure to keep the rest of the outfit neutral to allow the scarf’s color pop. You can also wear a light chiffon printed tank with a pair of colored skinny jeans for a bolder take on the look. Another way to take on this trend is to pair a basic leopard top with a vibrant cardigan. Your clothes will take on a fresh perspective once you make your leopards neutral and focus your ensemble on one colorful piece.

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