What color are your spots?
Leopard prints come in different color ways. I mostly think of them as a warm brown-beige-black combo. But you’ve also find leopard prints in electric colors too: royal blue, purple, hot pink. I would call these leopard prints one’s that are not found in nature. I prefer the traditional ones, myself.
But a funny thing happened in line at Peet’s and I have to share!
My friend Debra and were meeting there for coffee. We were standing in line jabbering away. But someone in line broke into our conversation.
“Wow, look at you two! You’re both wearing leopard print, did you realize that?” she asked.
We hadn’t really.
She didn’t stop there.
“You’re wearing a leopard print that goes with your hair,” speaking to Debra, “and you’re wearing a leopard print that goes with your hair,” she said to me.
We stopped our talking, stood back and looked at each other. Neither one of us had noticed any of that!
This woman was absolutely right. And how astute of her to bring it up to a fashion consultant, no less!
This made me think of another leopard print I ran into recently. Remember this one below? I posted this picture when I was talking about brooches recently. Mariam is the person wearing it and her hair is really dark, nearly black, and this print is gorgeous with her hair coloring.
The leopard print lineup
When I got home I lined up my leopard print wardrobe staples: a DVF silk blouse, a Rebecca Taylor silk and cashmere blend cardigan, and my very first leopard print purchase ever–a coat by Dana Buchman in a wool and acrylic blend purchased long, long ago.
I credit the woman in line for making me think about this in a clarifying way. People with warm hair tones will look good in warmer leopard prints. People with cool hair tones will look best in cooler leopard prints. People in neon leopard prints are probably doing their own thing and don’t need my advice.
An added note: I opened up the latest issue of AARP magazine. In the table of contents it told me that leopard prints are back, read all about it on page eight. I never noticed leopard prints being gone long enough to be back, but that’s okay.
It makes mention of the British Prime Minister’s leopard kitten heels that got lots of press. And it showed Rod Stewart wearing leopard print shoes. Catherine Deneuve appears to be in a fur leopard print coat.
And the point is, Brenda? Celebrities are just like us. We’re all doing it!
I know you don’t all wear leopard print but those of you who do, what’s the color way of your prints?