Leopard print is back this season (don’t tell the Cheetah Girls)

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  • Sorry, Raven Symone.

    Lions may be kings of the jungle, but leopards dominate the fashion sphere. It’s no surprise that this remains the most searched for animal print on the internet and it was spotted everywhere this fashion week just gone, from the quintessential street style coat to the models stomping down the runways. The 90s called and leopard print is back, baby.

    While snakeskin and zebra print have dominated previous seasons, we saw the likes of Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and R13 worshipping the cult of leopard this AW18. Victoria Beckham also designed the coat to end all coats below.

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    Victoria Beckham AW18 | Credit: Pixelformula/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

    It’s also started to trickle through to the high street – we had a little chat with Topshop and they revealed that their leopard-print pieces have actually been Topshop bestsellers. Expect to see it everywhere in the coming months.

    For those of you thinking of dabbling in the microtrend, a little can go a long way. From a peekaboo splash on a bag or a button up top layered underneath a trench, it’s a great way to keep you on trend without committing to a huge investment piece.

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    Advanced fashion players might want to take a leaf out of Givenchy or Tom Ford’s crayola brights, while master stylists can take a leaf out of Max Mara’s book by clashing different animal prints.

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    Tom Ford | Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock

    Want to join the pride? Check out our favourite pieces this season below.

    Leopard Print Coat

    Vintage Madonna, eat your heart out. We’ve veered away from the standard faux fur leopard coat for this darker, subtler piece from Shrimps.

    Shrimps Papa Puss Coat

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    Priced at £525, available at Shrimps

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    Leopard Print Top

    We’re pretty attached to this blouse below, which takes last season’s silky pyjama trend and gives it a ferocious upgrade.

    Topshop Animal Print Wrap Pyjama Shirt

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    Priced at £39, available at Topshop

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    Leopard Print Shoes

    Time for some fancy footwork. We’ve opted for a pair of designer leopard flats (because we try to live aspirationally) from the powerhouse that is Proenza Schouler. The metal ring really gives it that modern, cool girl touch.

    Proenza Schouler Eyelet-Embellished Leopard-Print Calf Hair Slippers

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    Priced at £525, available at NET-A-PORTER

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    Leopard Print Dress

    & other stories have been ramping up their leopard print game, with trousers, sheer tops and dresses abounding. We’re particularly fond of this shirt dress that’s just landed on their racks.

    & other stories Fit & Flare Shirt Dress

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    Priced at £59, available at & other stories

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    Leopard Print Boots

    We love a good pair of ankle boots and these block heeled beauties from Zara have won us over.

    Zara Animal Print Ankle Boots

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    Priced at £49.99, available at Zara

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    Leopard Print Bags

    I stan a good animal print accessory and a bag is the perfect way to get in on the trend. This Ted Baker piece is absolutely quintessential and comes with a narrow gold chain.

    Ted Baker Savanna Leopard Micro Stud Leather Cross-body Bag

    Priced at £129, available at Ted Baker

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    Shop now: Amazon Handmade Cheetah Earrings by Lual Earrings for £24 from Amazon

    They say a leopard can’t change his spots, but at least our wardrobes can get an upgrade.

    Things are going to get awfully wild around here…

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