SLIDER

in the jungle

sweater: h&m, shorts: urban outfitters, shoes: gap, jacket: forever 21

Inundated with months of countless sightings of Céline/ Céline-esque replicas all over the net, I was sold on these gap leopard print slip-ons. I guess my capitulation was inevitable since leopard has maintained its strong presence over the past few years, with everyone squealing about how it's the perfect "neutral." Somehow I got over the memories of an endless string of leopard botching outfits, as well as the bad aftertaste from all the guido, and in my opinion tacky, looks equated to my home state (I blame you, cast of Jersey Shore.)

Introducing the print in the form of an accessory, an accent is perfect for me. Most of my shoes are black, black, some shade of brown, or oh, black. The print adds some sugar and spice (...and everything nice), but it a color palette comfortable enough with someone who prefers all things neutrals. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I may have to join in the "leopard is a neutral" crowd.

21 comments

  1. Oh yeah leopard print has certainly gotten a bit of bad rep in the past and yes the JS crew may be partially responsible but in the last few years it has become dare I say it...chic. And yup it is nice to break up the black. Cool blog, following via Bloglovin.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  3. Ohhh I'm not so sure I can fully jump on the leopard as neutral bandwagon, but I cannot deny that the print has a certain something about it. I love it as an accent for sure. You look awesome here -- besides the slip ons, love the shorts and jacket.

    -Rose

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  4. I really like the location of these pictures! And the jacket seems pretty badass to me. I am not a fan of leopard (or any animal print for that matter) but I love how it looks on those slip ons (and it's definitely a very slight detail)! It gives a cool vibe to the outfit.
    Bian, Mortem Blonde

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  5. I'm with you - I like a hit of leopard, mostly in the form of shoes or accessories, but I don't think a whole leopard outfit is for me. Too many bad memories of leopard-gone-wrong outfits. Love these shoes though - they're a great statement piece and look amazing with those leather shorts! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  6. leopard is definitely a neutral for me but i agree they're much nicer as an accent and in smaller doses. i still haven't got a pair of leopard shoes though so many pairs have been on my wishlist! i have to check out gap, these look really nice!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  7. Haha, for a print, leopard definitely is a neutral one! I love these cool shoes you've added to your closet :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  8. those leopard print shoes are lovely with your neutral toned outfit :)

    Away From Blue

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  9. Welcome to the leopard-embracing club ;) You're totally right as well - leopard (in small, non-tacky doses) works just so well with the neutrals. Gorgeous photos too.

    xx T (lefanciulle)

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  10. I don't think leopard is a neutral but I do like it. especially when it's like a pop of colour next to black and white or some other rather modest shades. so yeah, I sure like those shoes quite a lot!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  11. I need these savvy shoes in my life, they would help a lot :) The sweater is so cute. Lol about your big bird comment! Hope you have a great and productive week ahead hun!

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  12. I dig those shoes. I agree that prints like leopard are pretty much never going to leave us. Thankfully, I think they look good (since I own several things with that print). =D haha
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  13. your leopard slip ons look so cute and i love your sweater.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. such a gorgeous outfit!

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  15. Love this post, especially your jumper! The detail is really cute. I never used to make up my mind on leopard print, but I actually really like them x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. loving that leopard slips on!
    looking gorgeous with the sweater as well :D


    http://rebellishoes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Yeah the slip ons seems pretty great, still haven't nabbed my own pair. I love how you introduce a bit of pattern in a subtle way - you look great!

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  18. Wait, there are people who think leopard ISN'T neutral???:D You look great, babe, a perfectly neutral leopard in the jungle.;)

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  19. Such cute shoes!!!!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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