Leopard print is one of those tricky things which can either look spectacular or tacky.

As you can probably guess I am obsessed with clothes(!) and I have an overflowing wardrobe with everything I could ever need.  However, the other day I noticed one big gaping hole; leopard print.

Leopard print is one of those tricky things which can either look spectacular or tacky.  When wearing it you want to be channelling Kate Moss rather than Kat Slater (for those that don’t watch Eastenders, she is basically a very loud and brash ex-pub owner from the East London).

After being inspired by a fellow blogger who has a love for all things leopard print, I knew I had to go on the hunt and find myself some.  It has been revolutionary!  I feel like I’ve discovered a whole new neutral which I can pair with almost anything.

I eased myself in gently and found this leopard print wrap dress for £16 (find it HERE on SALE (in limited sizes)) which I thought would be a perfect wardrobe staple.

I love how it can be styled to look smart and work appropriate by flinging a blazer on with it.  I would happily wear this look to a meeting or for work drinks.

In contrast to this, it can also look really casual and really easygoing.  The other day on a rare sunny day in London, I paired it with my favourite basket bag and sandals.  It was the perfect outfit for the chilling in the park with a picnic.

Now that I’ve fully dipped my toe into the world of leopard print, I’m definitely planning on investing in a few bigger ticket items.

As this dress shows you can find some amazing bargains on the high street which still look stylish.  However, in general, I think it’s better to invest in good quality pieces to avoid that “tacky” look.  Even with this dress, up close and personal the fabric looks a little on the thin and flimsy side.

The truth is the higher quality the item, the better the printing and/or weave will be.  It is these small distinctions which elevate an item and make all the difference.  The investment pieces I currently have my eye on are HERE, HERE and HERE.

If you’re still struggling to succumb to leopard print and want to give it a try before you get too spendy, these are a few high street heroes HERE, HERE and HERE worth giving a go.

Outfit details: Dress – Find HERE on SALE in limited sizes or the same style in a pretty ditsy floral print HERE | Blazer – very similar HERE on SALE in limited sizes & HERE | Shoes – find HERE & HERE | Bag – similar HERE & HERE | Sunglasses – find HERE

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