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Animal instincts - how to wear coloured leopard print

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I have written many blog posts about Leopard print over the years, for me it is one of the fail-safe prints that never goes out of style, out of fashion and always makes a statement. Over the years I have collected many pieces of Leopard print items for myself from coats, to shoes, to bags and a skirt, and I often advise clients to add the print into their wardrobe if in nothing more than accessories to liven up an evening outfit. This season Leopard print is having its moment in the spotlight and has been in every fashion magazine, glossy supplement and style website for the past month as it is a great transitional print and can update your outfit in an instant. But the tones in the Leopard do not suit everyone. If you are choosing a Leopard print that is predominantly stone then this can often drain you of any colour in your cheeks as it might not the right stone.

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So know this for Autumn, fashion is really, really wild for animal print. Right now on the highstreet you can get Leopard print in an array of different colours so you can match your favourite print to your perfect colour. Why not go bright and zingy in your leopard print choices, you are already making a statement with the print so go that extra style mile and choose it in the right colour for you.

My 'SWAG BAG' that I took everywhere with me on holiday -  Scamp and Dude, £28.00

My 'SWAG BAG' that I took everywhere with me on holiday - Scamp and Dude, £28.00


Follow my pinterest board for more styling inspiration - Coloured Leopard print 2018


Here is my pick of how to do leopard the colourful way

1. Pink Leopard print satin dress, Ghost London, Next £165.00

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What your wardrobe needs now - my transitional wishlist

It's always around this time of year I start compiling my Autumn Winter wishlist. I've researched all the trends, pored over the catwalks and now the products are starting to arrive instore.

It's all a mental list at the moment you must understand, but by writing it down I am committing to it and then the obsession to find the right piece escalates. This also gives me something to focus on rather than aimlessly looking on websites, or going round stores in a daze. I know what I want, I know what shapes suit me, I know my colours and I don't veer off track! (unless it's a "I must-have-it now pair of shoes"!).

As the websites and stores become less and less about sale and summer, I start adding to my transitional wardrobe. So far I have invested in a couple of pieces that range from statement shapes to classic year-in-year-out favourites. These will help me shift seamlessly from summer to autumn. Pieces that I can wear now and later, without blowing the budget along the way.

Of course the list will change as new trends come out, new pieces hit the stores and it will also get added to with knitwear and coats later in the season. But by having a list of exactly what I am missing to pull my wardrobe together, it becomes the best wardrobe it can be for my daily life.

So if you want to find out next season's classics that your wardrobe needs now, then read my list below...

Edits transitional wardrobe

1. The IT dress - Atterley shirt dress £55.00

2. The anytime biker - Whistles Jett Biker £325.00

3. The jean update - French Connection Flare jean £80.00

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4. The must-have blouse - Topshop lace insert blouse £42.00

5. The everyday essential -Boden Embellished stripe tee £39.99

6. The luxe layer - Warehouse fur gilet £69.99

7. The jumpsuit revisited - Zara culotte jumpsuit £39.99

8. Hottest Boots on the scene - Zara fringed boots £49.99

If you need help pulling your wardrobe together for the new season, then contact me now.

Autumn Winter transitional look books can be a great way of seeing and buying new pieces for your wardrobe without leaving your house. These cost as little as £75.00. Example as below.

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