The looks might be different, but Ashlee Simpson, Lauren Conrad, and Rebecca Romijn all draw from the same, simple styling trick: amp up the chic factor with a touch of leopard print. Ashlee lets it pop against her all-black ensemble, Lauren mixes nautical stripes and leopard flats, and Rebecca carries an effortlessly cool Hung On U Pony Bag for a subtly sexy match with leather pants and a sweet cream blouse. Leopard print is sexy but versatile: just a little bit of it pairs well with your cocktail looks or dressed-down basics for every day. To make it work, just keep your doses in check and these tips in mind. Then shop our editors' picks to get the look.
- Keep your wild print appropriate for daytime by adding it on a casual tote or a pair of this season's best oxfords, loafers, or ballet flats.
- Since the print is already a standout, save the statement shoes like platforms and stilettos for your nights out.
- Feel free to add leopard print to your other prints, like stripes, polka dots, even florals, just remember to use your pop of leopard sparingly, so it doesn't compete with your other patterns.