20 Fun Ways to Rock the Leopard Print Trend All Season Long

Mandy Velez | Oct 11, 2019 Beauty & Style
20 Fun Ways to Rock the Leopard Print Trend All Season Long
Image: Inspire Yoos

Leopard booties
Inspire Yoos

Don't let anyone ever say that moms lack in the fashion department. People might not think that, but if they do, we're here to dispel it anyway. Moms are actually super fashionable and deserve to rock the outfits they love. Just look at Kate Middleton, who has become a style icon since becoming British royalty. Yes, she has the funds to pay for both a stylist and wardrobe, but that doesn't mean regular moms can't use her for inspo. This is why we wanted to revisit the leopard fashion trend for moms who, like many people right now, have re-fallen in love with the animal print. It was a hot trend nine years ago and is back with an even chicer vengeance. Many think of faux fur jackets when thinking of leopard print, but there's a world out there that offers to many other ways to rock it.

And those ways cater to the more outspoken fashionistas as well as the ones who simply want a tiny pop of color. With moms stocking up on fall shoes and fall outfits (hey, 'tis the season!) we wanted to make sure they got their leopard fix in. And luckily, the print is one of those patterns that looks amazing dressed up or down. With these clothing items and accessories, any type of look is possible. 

We have shoes, which have been a leopard print staple for a while, as well as jackets. Even sweaters have seen the likes of leopard print before. But we included some new staples to add in the print rotation, too, including leopard print belts, scarves, and glasses. That marble, printed look on frames is super in right now and a great way to keep up with the trend.

Take a look at the items below and have fun styling! See, moms can look good in anything, leopard print included.

Psst: If you purchase an item from this post, CafeMom may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.


  • As a Scarf

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    With the weather getting colder, at least in many parts of the country, scarves really come in handy. Scarves are great because they keep the wearer warm while also adding a little flair the outfit.

    Leopard Print Wool Scarf ($78, Bloomingdale's)

  • As a Bohemian Headband

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    If neck scarves aren't a person's thing a head wrap may be. Dress up a makeup look or hide dirty hair with this leopard bohemian headband.

    Bohemian Headband ($19, Guess)

  • As a Regular Headband

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    Regular headbands are fashionable, too, and back in style. The leopard print band can be styled up with a black dress or down with jeans or leggings. 

    Print Headband ($30, Bloomingdale's)

  • As Loafers

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    leopard print susie loafers
    DSW

    Shoes usually come in solid colors, but a print can really be a subtle way to tie a look together. Or a way to incorporate a splash of fun in the outfit.

    Franco Sarto Leopard Print Susie Loafers ($70, DSW)

  • As Strappy Heels

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    Speaking of shoes, leopard print can be fancy, too. These strappy heels will look amazing with a solid-colored jumpsuit, pants, or dress. 

    Harper Leopard Suede Ankle Strap Heels ($32, Lulu's)

  • As a Midi Slip Skirt

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    Midi skirts are also making a comeback this year and leopard print looks fabulous in the style. Pair with heels or combat boots, as seen here.

    Midi Slip Skirt ($38, Kohl's)

  • As a Silky Scarf

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    Silky scarfs are versatile and can be used to as a neck scarf, ponytail scarf, or a purse scarf. Wherever the leopard print needs to be, it'll be. 

    Silk Hair Scarf ($9, Amazon)

  • As a Wrap Dress

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    Why go small with print when one can go big? This leopard print wrap dress, with a plunging V-neckline is bold but super chic. 

    Wrap Dress ($25, Shein)

  • As a Minidress

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    Take leopard print out on the town with a minidress like this one. It features a crew neck and short sleeves with lettuce edges.

    Print Rib Minidress ($39, Nordstrom)

  • As a Faux Fur Coat

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    It wouldn't be a list of ways to wear leopard print without a faux fur coat. There's just something regal (and warm) about this look that works. Bonus: This one comes as a maternity coat for fashion-forward mamas-to-be.

    Jessica Simpson Leopard Print Faux Fur Maternity Coat ($120, Motherhood)

  • As a Blazer

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    Take the leopard print to work in this professional and chic blazer. Pair it over a tee and jeans, or with a more work-appropriate pants.

    Leopard Print Blazer ($40, Windsor)

  • As a Purse

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    If wearing print isn't going to happen, but accessorizing with it is, the Christian Louboutin purse is an on-trend option. It can be the pop of color an outfit needs without committing to an entire piece of leopard print clothing. 

    Christian Louboutin Cabata Small Leopard-Print Patent Tote Bag ($1,550, Neiman Marcus)

  • As a Reusable Everyday Tote Bag

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    Leopard print can even be eco-conscious! Take this leopard print tote grocery shopping or to more casual occasions. 

    Reusable Everyday Tote Bag ($10, J.Crew)

  • As Glasses

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    Yes, glasses can have leopard print, too, and it doesn't have to be extremely loud. These fashionable glasses frames from Warby Parker have the perfect level of leopard.

    Warby Parker Haley Glasses ($95, Warby Parker)

  • As a Cute Sweater

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    If jackets aren't too bold for the print, a sweater is another way to stay warm wearing it. This one features a trendy wrap knot at the hem. 

    Leopard Sweater Top ($38, Robin K.)

  • As a Boyfriend Cardigan

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    Leopard print goes casual with this "boyfriend cardigan" from Torrid. It's made of a cotton-rayon mix and features a button closure, long sleeves, and ribbed trim.

    Leopard Boyfriend Cardigan ($38, Torrid)

  • As a Belted Flare Dress

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    This curve-skimming dress is fun and flirty. Wear it to a wedding, shower, or birthday dinner. This one gets great reviews.

    Print Wrap Belted Flare Dress ($17, Shein)

  • As Booties

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    Booties are a staple for fall, whether they are black, tan, or leopard. These are made with artificial suede and feature a zipper on the inside and a chunky heel for comfort.

    Leopard Booties ($41, Inspire Yoos)

  • Leopard Leggings

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    Comfort is king and leopard can do that job as a legging print. But because its a print, it can dress up a look, too. Throw a long sweater over it and head out the door!

    Leopard Leggings ($16, Zulily)

  • As a Belt

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    Belts are also coming back in style from the '90s and, yes, some do come in leopard print. It's a fresh way to rock it (and get in that pop of color.) 

    Leopard Print Calf Hair Belt ($17, Target)

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