Let’s be honest: Every season, trend forecasters call animal prints the must-have of the moment. Truth be told, injecting a little feline into your wardrobe is never a bad idea. However, having a look-at-me leopard piece seems more imperative than ever this fall. It seems that everywhere we turn, animal prints are being worn as chic basics, rather than bold statements. That’s exactly why a carefully chosen leopard-print skirt has the potential to be the serious workhorse your fall wardrobe needs. Pair it with other seasonal staples like chunky sweaters, graphic sweatshirts and all manner of jackets. Go ahead, get wild!
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Follow Your Animal Instincts To The Fiercest Fall Look
An oversized turtleneck is an ideal mate for this curve-hugging pencil skirt. And even though each piece is a bona-fide classic, the proportions make the combo totally modern. Break up the neutral color palette with solid-black accesories and a glitzy chain belt.
Piece By Piece
The Leopard Print Skirt
Thanks to the creative minds over at Elizabeth and James, our favorite print gets an update by way of a subtle stripe effect.
The Camel Turtleneck
A cold-weather essential if there ever was one, a camel turtleneck is the perfect marriage of versatility and style.
The Chain Belt
When paired with a sleek skirt, a chain belt is totally charming—and perfectly unexpected.
The Fringe Clutch
Fringe is definitely having a moment right now, but thanks to pieces like this, we have a hunch it's well on its way to achieving staple status. And while two trends in one look can sometimes be too much, in this instance more is more is fabulous.
The Eye Shadow
Sultry eye makeup plays up the frisky print's sex appeal for evening; for day, keep your beauty look on the simple side.
The Black Pumps
Black pumps are the ultimate fashion chameleon. Here, they act as anchors for a detail-heavy outfit.