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Leopards never change their spots

If I could describe how wearing leopard print makes me feel in one word, it’d be empowered. From Pat Butcher to Hollywood femme fatales, leopard print has always been a trademark of a strong confident woman.

Some may say it’s trashy, I say it’s sassy. If you too want to feel sassy this winter, then you need to add at least one leopard print piece to your wardrobe.

Being the fashion fortuneteller that I am, I picked up a vintage leopard print blouse in the Tola Vintage kilo sale in Galway. I haven’t worn it yet but now it’s on trend and will look amazing with black jeans and boots.

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Leopard print blouse from Tola Vintage.

 

I’ve styled it with my oversize denim jacket and a Stella McCartney lookalike bag that my housemate kindly brought me back from holidays.

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The leopard print looks great with an oversize denim jacket.

If you feel anxious about wearing leopard print, try a subtle pattern or a leopard print accessory first. Devotees can head straight for the faux fur coats!

These are some of my favourite leopard print lovelies on the high street at the moment. This Topshop belt would look great on blue or black jeans for a subtle leopard print accent.

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Leopard print pony hair belt. Pic: Topshop.com

 

If you want to go all out, then a leopard coat is the best way to make a statement.

Topshop have this fabulous faux fur one for €125. Definitely the most glamorous way to stay warm on a chilly winter night out !

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Faux fur leopard coat. Pic: Topshop.com

If that’s completely out of your budget, here are two less expensive options. This brown leopard coat with an oversize collar is €84 from Missguided.

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Leopard coat. Pic: Missguided.com

Bershka have a shorter style with a bold print for €59.99.

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Faux fur leopard coat. Pic: Bershka.com

I also love this delicate leopard print blouse from Bershka. It’s only €19.99 and doubles up as workwear.

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Leopard print blouse. Pic: Bershka.com

River Island have some great leopard print items, including this cosy looking stole which is a great alternative to a woolly scarf.

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Leopard print stole. Pic: River Island.com

This biker beaury is courtesy of Zara, I’m dying to get this myself. I’ve seen Niamh Cullen from BehindtheBraids wearing it and it looked stunning on her! It’s not biker season but I digress…

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Zara biker jacket.

For a daring night out look, I love this bardot playsuit from Missguided, €30.80.

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Leopard print playsuit. Pic: Missguided.com

No trend post of mine is complete without a few footwear options naturally. Topshop have great leather ankle boots for just under €100.

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Topshop ankle boots €98. Pic: Topshop.com

For a casual option, try these leopard lace-ups from Asos, on sale right now for just under €20!

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Leopard print flats. Pic: Asos.com

Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did. Leave me a comment below and let me know if you like leopard print.

Thanks for reading as always and don’t forget to check out my InstagramTwitter and Facebook page here.

Edel

Winter Warmers

Every time I step out the door recently, it’s freezing. With that in mind, here are some of the best winter clothes and accessories around at the moment!

Polo necks are suddenly trendy again and they are great as a layer or on their own. A couple of layers of close-fitting clothes trap air and keep you warmer than one big jumper!

I love wearing polo necks with plain jeans, A-line skirts or shorts with black tights and brogues.

Plain polo necks work best and are easiest to match. A black or white polo paired with dark jeans exudes sophistication! Fine-knit polos are more flattering than thick heavy ones which look a bit dated.

A plain polo neck layered under a gilet is a gorgeous look and also really warm! This sheepskin gilet from Bershka is super cosy and comes in two different shades, cream and light brown.

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Sheepskin gilet. Img: Bershka.com

Asos have some really nice basic polo necks.

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Polo neck tops. Img: Asos.com
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Pink polo neck. Img: Asos.com

I also like this dainty floral print, also from Asos.

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Floral polo neck. Img: Asos.com

Below are some Pinterest images to inspire you!

Oh My Love is one of my favourite concessions at Topshop and this blue faux fur jacket is the stuff of dreams!

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Blue faux fur jacket. Img: Topshop.com

This multi-colour mash-up is also really cool.

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Another trend I’m really loving is vintage style buckle belts. Recently I got two amazing vintage belts for €1 each in my local charity shop.

The brown belt below really smartens up old dull jeans.

I’ve started to love belts again, I hadn’t worn them in a long time but I realised they can make your clothes look and fit much better and accentuate your figure. We are spoiled for choice with amazing styles from Nasty Gal and Asos.

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In winter, I live in my fleece-lined Timberland style boots. They are so cosy and sturdy!

Real Timberlands are expensive but if I had the €€€ I would invest!

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Fleece Timberlands. Img: Schuh.ie

 

This floral fold-down style is so cute too and they are currently reduced from €132 to €89 at Schuh.

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Floral fold-down Timberlands. Img: Schuh.ie

Finally, I hated bobble hats for years but I’ve realised they are the most efficient way to keep warm and now I even wear mine in the house!

N.B. I don’t receive any payment or incentive from Bershka or any of the brands featured here-these are all my personal choices.

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you love or hate winter clothes below.

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Edel

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On my way to steal your..hat?!