One guess what my favourite colour is?
Yep, that’s right – it’s orange! I love the look of it, the taste of it and I love to wear it! There is something so exciting about the colour orange. In fact, whilst doing a quick google search, the following descriptive words came up; warmth, happiness, joy and creativity. So true! When I wear this colour, I feel lively and playful. That’s living proof that what you wear can directly affect your mood.
Orange is one of those colours that makes leopard print sing! (Pink would be a close second). Although, be cautious as to what shades of orange you go for. Similarly, the quality of the pieces makes a huge difference too. Leopard print can look incredibly tacky if it’s not done well. Want to know how you can achieve a more polished look utilising leopard print and colour? Read on.
Be picky with the type of leopard print you buy; it took me a long time to find this leopard print cami. The print needs to have the right beige tone, as well the right size spots. Yes, you read that correctly! The size of the spots matters! Do a quick google search, and see how many varieties of leopard print you come across. There was a lot, right? Furthermore, the key to matching colour with leopard print, is in the tone of the beige. Some prints have more brown in them, and others have more beige. I opt for more beige, with contrasting light brown in the middle of the spots. Once you have secured the base colour, it’s much easier to then match the colours. Just think of it as a beige top. You’re welcome!
Then I look at the quality of the fabric. Obviously, I am a fan of silk, but it works on many other textures as well. I would however, steer clear of synthetic fibres, as this can look cheap and nasty.
I teamed this look with a gorgeous Asilio leather skirt. I love how incredibly versatile it is. I have worn it with sneakers, boots, stockings, bomber jackets and long coats. I think I’ll be exploring more leather pieces from them in the future!
In addition, keep your accessories consistent; such as gold, silver or black. Try not to fill the look with too many other colours, as it takes a away from the feature. And by all means, have fun with it! I did! I added a black flower in my hair and a bit of glitz on my ears!
I hope you enjoyed this look. Drop me an email or leave a comment (below) if you have any tips or tricks matching colours with leopard print, or if you’ve got any other style stories or feedback. I love hearing them. 🙂
Katrina – Leather & Soie
What I wore:
Skirt – Asilio (no longer available, but they have some other cool leather pieces)
Orange heels – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Chanel
Accessories – Lovisa