Leopard print is absolutely everywhere this year, from the runways to the high street. I adore leopard print (or any animal print really, being such an animal lover). A lot of “leopard” print in the stores is actually cheetah, ocelot, or jaguar, but the incorrect identification probably only annoys me and my ex-South African self. 🙂
I found this very inexpensive red leopard(ish) print suit at ASOS, and loved it. I could tell online that the trousers would be a great fit and I wasn’t wrong. They look way above their price point and have lovely silky pockets. In winter I’ll wear it with a black roll neck sweater and heeled boots. I wasn’t keen on the blazer. It closes on the side with long ties which dangle annoyingly if you wear it open. I found a way to discreetly pin them so I can wear it open on a warm day like today. This red print looks surprisingly great with accessories in the usual tan and black colour leopard print (I often wear this with leopard print shoes), but today I wanted it to look more graphic… all matchy matchy black and red.
I’m keen to pair the trousers with my red faux fur coat from last year too. I love red and black, so as separates, these should slot nicely into my wardrobe (which is French for ‘I decided to keep the blazer despite the weird ties’). Helpfully, my husband pointed out that if I bought the trousers, it would be silly not to have the blazer as well. I’ve worn both pieces several times already, so it is about time they made it to the blog.
Today, I wore the suit to go investigate the new collection from Amanda Thompson. I love everything she does, and I’ll be covering her on the blog soon. The fabrics (all Italian or French), the details, and the craftsmanship are second to none. She has such passion for her work; you can see it in every thread. I am dreaming of the trouser and blouse set just to the right of the photo below, the black with the blue, purple, red, yellow, and green spots. It is a silk fireworksy-floral pattern and I am obsessed with it. Below, Amanda and I are discussing her current fringe phase; she added it to the shoulder of this spectacular asymmetrical caped gown among lots of other things! I’ll tell you and show you more about her in another post because honestly she just knocks my socks off.
Back to all things leopard, here are some standout leopard print pieces that have caught my eye lately, including the suit that I’m wearing (note the side ties I mentioned).
On a personal note, I’m hoping to get back to my 5 favourite things videos soon. Our next door neighbours have been doing extensive building work all summer and it has made videos impossible with all the noise. Progress is being made and hopefully they’ll soon be doing quiet things like painting! My son is back in school and my gym and blog routine shall resume.
Wishing you a fantastic week. xx, Lisa