If you were ever in doubt about the versatility of leopard print, Fall 2018 may just be the period that changes your mind. This wild print has been everywhere and has officially transcended its sassy, over-the-top beginnings to be considered, for all fashion intents and purposes, a neutral.
Leopard is such a staple in our closets that it’s hard to remember a time when it wasn’t on trend. But looking into the fashion annals of this spotted print, we may just have J.Crew’s former reigning queen Jenna Lyons to thank. Once the creative director started pairing leopard with just about every color and pattern imaginable, the fashion-loving masses started embracing wild spots on a more frequent basis (rather than just when the trend cycle said it was chic again). No longer considered a perennial print only for rock stars and rich ladies who lunch, leopard started finding its way into the wardrobes of the regular people — and there it stayed.
Now that leopard is on regular rotation, it’s officially a reliable print that can be paired with just about any look. If you still need photographic evidence, allow us to present the street style crowd wearing it with everything from graphic tees to paisley dresses. Click through to see how it goes with everything, and say hello to your new neutral.