Trend Spotting: Kardashians & Celebs Go Wild For Leopard Print (PHOTOS)

By: / October 2, 2011

Leopard Gaga
Lady Gaga wears a crazy leopard outfit in NY.
Whether bold in a mini dress or subtle with a ballet flat, leopard print is everywhere!

This trend started on the runways during the presentations of Fall/Winter 2010 collections with designers like Moschino, Gucci, Ferragamo, and The Row. Ever since, leopard has been crawling into the closets of celebrity fashion icons as well as fashionistas like you and me. Most recently, the Kardashian Kollection at Sears is making the look run wild!

While this trend is definitely one to try, there is a fine line between trashy-cheap and sexy-chic. For the less fashion savvy eye, this can depend on fabric, color, and styling.

The best and easiest print to pull off is one that is not too shiny and one that has a medium to small size spot. Also, experiment with colors. A pale complexion, goes great with snowy leopard—as Heidi Klum at her fragrance launch and Leann Rimes at New York Fashion Week demonstrated.

If going with a head to toe leopard look, keep hair and accessories simple like Kim Kardashian effortlessly does over and over again on the red carpet.

Our Kardashian girls, who put a lot of the design into their Kardashian Kollection, often say that they consider leopard to be a new, modern neutral, so pair it with bright, daring colors like Lady Gaga did in Taiwan, or with blacks, tans, and greys to spice up an outfit.

If this seems a little too much for you, try a leopard shoe! Sofia Vergara, Rachel Bilson, and Justin Bieber all paired some cool, unexpected kicks with their ensembles. If Justin Bieber thinks it’s cool—we should probably be trying it out!