Leopard Scarf


The leopard scarf trend is nothing new. In fact, leopard scarves are considered to be a fabulous investment because of its timeless look. And it's also a Fall/Winter closet essential for trendy fashionistas. Just take a look at Kate Moss. She is one of the most famous trendsetters and fashion influencer and has been spotted wearing the sexy print frequently for the past 2-3 years.

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Although leopard prints are good to wear throughout the seasons, they are definitely a hot topic when the colder months are around the corner. The winter season is the perfect time to have fun and look glamorous with a dash of animal print!

You can choose between different sizes, colors and fabrics. Pashmina is a must if you want the scarf to last a long time. But if you're on a budget, then cotton is much affordable and not least easy to care for. Lighter materials on the other hand, such as chiffon or silk look better with sophisticated a office outfit, like for example with a white shirt, sleek turtleneck or v-neck sweater.

Pick the shawl-version to keep your neck and shoulder warm, or the slimmer type for a pretty touch-up.

How to Buy a Leopard Scarf

Go for versatility

If you want it to go with absolutely everything buy at least one leopard scarf in versatile, classic brown and beige, or black and gray - and then feel free to experiment with other colors like pink, blue and purple. I personally love how the multi-colored ones add a fun edge to any casual outfit, but I prefer the classic because it goes with everything.

Less is more

With me, I tend to be careful with prints, especially anything that is animal'ish such as leopard, zebra and snake. They're pretty loud so wearing only one item of animal print is ideal to keep it tasteful but chic.

Wear the print on only one part of your body, so avoid matching it with your shoes or bag.

You can of course wear it with other trendy clothes and accessories just make sure they're solids to avoid competing with the scarf. Wearing it with versatile prints such as blue/white navy stripes, is also stylish.

Check the size

If you want it to be big enough to wrap around your shoulders for a trendy layered look, then make sure you take note of the size of the leopard shawl. Have your cloth tape measure ready to determine if it's big enough for your needs.

During the freezing winter months, when everyone's wearing a plain knit scarf, I find it fun to wear a large leopard print scarf that can be layered several times around my neck - which really pops out in the depressing weather.



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How to Wear a Leopard Scarf

Leopard scarf trend worn my celebs
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Wear a leopard scarf as your outfit's key piece:

Wear it with solid neutrals such as black. Black and dark navy blue are excellent canvases for prints.

Make sure the color of your clothing contrasts with the color of the scarf. This immediately draws attention upwards so make sure your face is all set with nice makeup. Keep the rest simple with basic stud earrings or other solid colored accessories that you want to add in the mix.

Accentuate and have fun with the leopard scarf:

If your neck and chest are the main focus of your outfit, spice it up a notch by wearing a beaded or multiple chain necklace with the scarf.

For example a pearl necklace adds a classy twist and offset the "too sexy" look of the leopard print.

Pair it with bold colors:

Such as bright red, warm yellows and purple. This is for you fearless fashionistas who love making a fashion statement! It's a great way to grab anyone's attention.

But again, keep it tasteful (I love leopard mixed with classy!) - make sure that the clothing is simple and solid colored. The print is already loud.


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Shop Leopard Scarves Online

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I guess what you really want to know is where can you get your hands on the leopard scarves?

If you can't afford the sought-after original Louis Vuitton scarf ($700) then I advise you to head to Scarf World and type in "Leopard" in the search bar. Different leopard scarf styles will show up, from fur, chiffon to pashminas. It's worth a look!

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