In today’s leopard print ‘how to’, fashion writer Matilda Conlon relates her own journey with animal print and brings you eight different ways to confidently wear the print, as seen on our fave celebs.

10 years ago, I was more interested in a trip to the zoo to see big cats than any clothes with a spot in sight. Cut to the present day, and leopard print flats are peeking out from under my desk as I type. There are leopard brogues next to them on the floor and spotted scarves nearby too…

I recently read the theory that ‘Leopard is a Neutral’ and I am now a firm believer that small doses of the print can work with almost any outfit. Street style stars regularly sneak some leopard into their outfits (we’ve spotted you, Alexa, Miranda and Olivia), so why not try these catty combinations…

1. BAG + big jumper = Alexa Chung

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2. COAT + cut-offs = Olivia Palermo

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3. SCARF + all black = Lara Bingle

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4. TOP + dark denim = Harry Styles

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5. HEELS + boyfriend jeans = Tash Sefton

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6. FLATS + leather skirt = Ashley Olsen

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7. KNIT + singlet = Miranda Kerr

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8. SKIRT + black = Sienna Miller

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There you have it – eight ways to work this trend into your wardrobe.

My New Year leopard lust list already consists of: Prism espadrilles, Stella McCartney sunglasses, Acne spotted Star boots, or any bag by the current king of the jungle, Jerome Dreyfuss. I wish!

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Come on, give it a go. The leopard look is spot on!

xx Matilda

Images: Glamour, Posh24, wanderwithstyle, artistswithin, Daily Mail, @tashsefton Instagram, lookbook.nu, olsensanonymous, starstyle, thetrenddiaries, pandorasykes