Look lovely in leopard this season and check out the Marie Claire edit of the best pieces to buy right now...
We’re looking ahead to the new-season and all that’s on offer, and one of our all-time favourite trends looks set to make quite a comeback, yes, leopard is the print of choice for AW14, and after a much-needed makeover is looking better than ever.
Championed by the likes of Chloe who opted for pretty pastel prints, to Sportmax, who kept things classic, teaming their traditional print with lashings of black and french fashion house Carven, who gave this familiar animal print a hint of retro-cool, offering up A-line skirts and jackets.
Looking to the high street, Zara led their autumn campaign with bold cheetah-style outerwear, while Warehouse worked plenty of stylish seperates into their new collection.
Think oversized spots in muted colours, block heel ankle boots, slipper shoes and midi-skirts – pretty much anything goes this season, and to help you find the perfect print for your wardrobe, we’ve edited the best pieces to buy right now.
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Midi skirts like this will transform your wardrobe. Team yours with a navy knit a red lip.
If you can’t quite stretch to a designer pair of heels, these boots from Zara look every bit as cool, and won’t break the bank costing just £89.99.
It’s been around for a fair few seasons now, so we reckon this is one key style for your wardrobe. Team with a camel knit, some leather skinnies and plimsolls to nail your off-duty look.
Sophie Hulme has vamped up her signature tote bag, offering up this cool leopard print version. We love those gold accents, too.
Plimsolls don’t come much cooler than this pair from Saint Laurent. Team with everything in your wardrobe.
Carven kept their AW14 collection animal cool, opting to send out everything from double breasted coats to midi skirts. This zip-front skirt is our favourite piece, and should be worn with lashings of grey and cream.
The easiest way to pick up on this trend is with a chic blouse like this. Team yours with blue distressed denim and pointed courts to complete your look.
Marks & Spencer have seriously upped their game when it comes to accessories, and this little leopard shoulder bag all but proves it.
Toga boots are a firm favourite among us fashion folk, and this season sees those oh-so-cool boots reinvented into something even cooler, coming in this leopard print colourway.
Sweaters have replaced the tee for autumn as a statement seperate to pair with all your leather and denim. This grey leopard version from LK Bennett is our favourite.
If it’s classic leopard you’re after in a new-season style, go for this pencil skirt from Warehouse. Wear on it’s own or with the matching top.
Mango are the destination for cool, fashion-forward accessories on a budget. This black leather cross-body bag, complete with leopard trim is a winner.
Moschino’s more affordable concession has produced this super-cute heart-print dress, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Leopard print can work for your everyday wardrobe if you’re looking for something a little more casual. Check out this Maje jumper
If Alexa’s wearing it, we reckon this is one to snap up fast. Team yours with a navy knit and some pointed flats to complete your look.
Add a hint of leopard to your look and why not go for a pair of loafers? Wear with lots of blue, grey and cream to really offset your look.
Jerome Dreyfuss bags are not only super-cool, but their practical design makes them ideal for everyday use. This grey leopard bag is one of our fave styles. Pair with a dove grey coat for a chic winter look.
Why not go all out and try this navy and orange print from Topshop. Tuck your shirt into a micro mini skirt and team with some flat boots.
Sophia Webster is our go-to for outre shoes that totally transform your look, and this pair are no different. We love the unique multi-coloured leopard design and reckon these pointed flats will go a long way in your wardrobe.
Mini, monochrome and a total bargain – what’s not to love about this one?
Hobbs have taken on the fail-safe ankle boot and updated it in time for the new season, offering up this uber-cool leopard print pair. Team with a leather pencil skirt and a grey knit.
Box bags like this are a great way to take on the trend. Wear across the body for day, or for the evening, just tuck in the strap and style this pony bag as a clutch.
Cardi’s are set to big for autumn, so much so, we’re planning to snap up this loose-fit leopard style for our off-duty wardrobe.
Add a designer edge to your look with this pair of low-heel, monochrome courts from Saint Laurent.
Leopard print doesn’t always have to be classic, and this Topshop bag is all kinds of cool. Blue, fringed and in the bag shape of the season – the backpack – this style is right at the top of our wish list.
LK Bennett are the place to go if its chic workwear you’re looking for, and we think this pair of cigarette pants will work perfectly paired with a crisp white shirt and some black pointed flats.
French Connection have some amazing leopard pieces, and this skirt is one of them. And the best bit? It’s in the sale so you had better snap this up fast, before it’s too late.
Charlotte Olympia know how to do a killer clutch, and this perspex style all but proves it.
Equipment may be our go-to when it comes to super-chic shirts, but this season those clever folk have gone and nailed the dress, too. Team with plimsolls and a trench.
Off-duty dressing doesn’t need to be boring, and this pair from Zara is the best way to overhaul you casual wardrobe.
Chloe has created what might just be our dream bag, and it even comes in leopard. Sold.
Channel the 60’s look and go for this collar top from Zara. Team yours with some ankle-grazing trews and a pair of pointed boots to complete your look.
Pink, printed and pencil – yep, this is a real winner for our new-season wardrobes.
Keep cool and casual in this double breasted coat from Carven Team with lashings of navy and a bold red lip.
Topshop have gone for pink for their take on the leopard blouse, and we couldn’t be happier.
Meli Melo have transformed the humble backpack into someway far cooler and gone for this leopard pony style.
Take on the comfiest footwear trend for AW14 and go for Isabel Marant’s lovely leopard print plimsoll.
Practical, affordable and in a cool modern monochrome print – this might just be the coolest gym bag we’ve seen yet.
Work this sophisticated court shoe into your workwear wardrobe and watch your everyday seperates transform into something altogether more chic in an instant.