With the streets of fashion month as inspiration, there's a good chance you've dipped your toes in the matching suit trend in recent weeks. You should prepare to take your blazer and trousers to the next level, though, because Ashley Graham's leopard suit is about to convince you to try an unexpected version of the trend. Yes, animal-print matching separates are officially here — and they're easier to wear than you'd expect.
Alongside both the fashion and celebrity world's obsession with suits (looking at you, Blake Lively) leopard print has had a major moment this season. It's only natural, then, that Graham's aesthetic for her appearance on the Today Show on Thurs. combined the two. The model opted for a leopard suit that gave off '80s vibes in the very best way possible. The set — which is by cult-favorite brand Frame — is made of a soft, comfortable velvet for a look that's equal parts comfortable and cute.
The tailored blazer (which retails for $595) was paired with the brand's matching high-rise velvet pants. With a straight leg and the perfect cropped length, satin stripes, and a velvet waistband, Graham's $295 trousers are a piece worth splurging on. Plus, you can easily wear Graham's suit as a matching set or as separates.
To complete the look, Graham opted for a sleek, high ponytail, letting her outfit stand as the focal piece. Graham chose dark eyeliner and lashes to emphasize her eyes, while wearing a warm, understated hint of color on her lips and cheeks.
A leopard-print suit isn't exactly a subtle look — but that doesn't mean you can't work one into your wardrobe with ease. Pair your suit with casual shoes (think: white sneakers or kitten-heel mules), or unbutton the blazer and layer with your favorite t-shirt. Keeping your hair and makeup neutral like Graham is a great way to incorporate your suit into a low-key, everyday look.
That said, leopard print isn't for everyone, which is why The Zoe Report went ahead and rounded up the best printed suits (including florals and polka dots) to take your matching set to the next level. Shop them all, ahead.