Ashley Graham’s Leopard Suit Is An Unexpected Update To Your Go-To Blazer
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.
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This velvet blazer has a double-breasted silhouette and pleating at the waist. Pair it with your favorite black shirt to channel Graham's ensemble.
Pair the blazer with these matching velvet pants to join Graham in the animal-print trend. They're cropped right above the ankle for a casual fit.
Leopard print isn't the only animal-inspired pattern worth experimenting with for fall — this snakeskin-print jacket is a unique take on the trend.
Go for an all-python outfit by coordinating your belted jacket with these matching pants. The high-rise waistband and straight legs mean they're the perfect cut to be worn with your favorite pair of booties or sneakers.
Floral Jacquard Blazer
Not quite ready for animal prints? Gravitate towards this floral blazer, instead. With long sleeves, a lapel collar, and front-flap pockets, this piece offers an easy way to spice up your classic blazer.
Floral Jacquard Pants
These front-zipper pants pair perfectly with a simple button-down blouse, or they can be worn with the matching blazer to get the full floral effect.
Polka Dot Blazer
Polka dots may not be as edgy as animal print, but they can still add some flair to a traditional blazer. With a classic shape and straight lines, this blazer is worth adding to your fall lineup.
Polka Dot Wide-Leg Pants
Break away from the straight-leg pants and add some wide-cut trousers to your closet. This monochrome polka-dot design features a high-rise waist, which means they're perfect for tucking in your favorite tops and sweaters.