The Cool-Girl Way To Wear This Tricky Print

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Let’s be honest leopard print is, at best, tricky. (Truth be told, we primarily associate it with The Real Housewives of New Jersey which is to say it’s not exactly a becoming look.) But then Riccardo Tisci turned out a collection of achingly cool leopard-print pieces for Givenchy and we were forced to re-evaluate. We noticed a few things about his collection that made the print look cool again. Firstly, none of them were skintight, in fact they boasted interesting silhouettes and unexpected flounces and cutouts. Secondly, they were rendered in unusual colorways like mint green and dusty pink. Lastly, the fabrics were either lightweight or substantially hefty, with nary a stretchy nylon in sight. We have rounded up similar pieces that buck the stereotype of leopard print for the same reasons. Pair yours as Givenchy does, with crisp, indigo denim and a moderate heel for a decidedly cool-girl spin.

Photo Courtesy of Givenchy

Dolman Sleeve Top

$1,190

Saint Laurent

Leopard And Green Printed Mini Dress

$3,395

Fausto Puglisi

Stretch-Knit Jacquard Sweater

$450

3.1 Phillip Lim

Algras Leopard-Jacquard Pencil Skirt

$355

By Malene Birger

Leopard Jacquard Princess Dress

$2,048

Christopher Kane

Leopard Print T-Shirt

$20

Mango

Leopard Print Wool Felt Overcoat

$1,005

MSGM

Leopard Brocade Rolled Cuff Shorts

$1,150

Rodarte