How to wear the leopard print trend on a budget

It’s not a trend that’s ever really going to go away.

Leopard continues to be a staple print this autumn with roar-some garments spotted on AW18 catwalks from Tom Ford’s neon red and yellow offerings with matching tights to Victoria Beckham’s statement leopard print coat.

If you’re shopping on a budget and high fashion offerings are outside your price range, there are plenty of ways to look fierce without breaking the bank.

The best leopard print coats you can find on a budget are pre-owned ones.

Faux fur is cheap on marketplace sites like eBay, and local charity shops can be a goldmine of unwanted outerwear.

For high-quality second hand items, check out Depop or Vinted.

If you do want to buy something new, scrape together your pennies for this leopard print jacket from & Other Stories.

It has big pockets for all your worldly possessions and a drawstring tie around the waist.

The leopard shoe

New Look

New Look Wide Fit Tan Leopard Print Chain Loafers – £19.99 (Picture: New Look)

Leopard print was made for boss footwear.

It looks incredible on heels, loafers, brogues, ballet pumps, platforms and creepers, and a leopard print shoe instantly updates any outfit.

If you value comfort as well as style, try New Look’s classic leopard loafers for just £19.99.

They’re smart enough for work and will look excellent off duty with skinny jeans.

The wide-legged trouser


Missguided Red Leopard Print Wide Leg Trouser – £25 (Picture: Misguided)

We love wide-legged trousers.

They’re comfortable, flattering, smart enough for the office (depending on print and fabric) and can be dressed up with killer heels and a crop top for nights out.

They also look amazing in leopard print.

Missguided’s flame-red trousers are the perfect transitional summer to autumn garment.

Leopard print lingerie doesn’t have to look extra.

It can be delicate and chic, as Urban Outfitter’s lace knickers and matching bralette demonstrate.

The animal print is broken up with black lace and the bralette is free from underwire or padding.

The whole set is only £25.

The versatile blazer


Stradivarius Longline Blazer Leopard Print – £19.99 (Picture: Asos)

Slipping on a leopard blazer can take a casual weekend outfit from yawn to something you’re desperate to document on your IG account.

You might also want to try your leopard blazer (a steal at £19.99) over an LBD or with smart black ankle-grazers and a crisp white shirt.

The look-at-me leopard dress

Nasty Girl

Nasty Gal Slippin’ Into Your DMs Leopard Dress – £15 (Picture: Nasty Gal)

If you’re going to wear a leopard print dress, be prepared for this item to be the cornerstone of your whole look.

Flirty spaghetti strap slips in leopard can be paired with chunky platforms or Dr Martens and leather jacket for a tough evening look, or barely-there sandals and a cream faux fur for an outfit that screams old school glamour.

For a daytime look, try something like Marks & Spencer’s limited edition shift dress.

It has a high neckline and flowing shape, pockets and cropped sleeves, making it perfect for a fashion-forward office outfit.

The silky top

Pretty Little Thing Plus Tan Leopard Print Tie Waist Blouse – £25 (Picture: Pretty Little Thing)

Wrap tops and tie waist tops are here to stay this autumn.

Pretty Little Thing’s silky tie waist blouse has flowing waterfall detailing down the front and makes enough of a statement to carry a classic ‘nice top and jeans’ look into after-work cocktails and beyond.

If you want to wear the animal print trend but you’re not keen on committing to a big statement item, just add a small hint of leopard to your outfit.

It can be as simple as slipping on a pair of socks, like ASOS’ leopard print ankle grazers or looping a leopard print belt through your favourite pair of jeans.

Leopard print has been a favourite of style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Debbie Harry, Kate Moss, Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.

If it’s good enough for them, it’s definitely good enough for us too.

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