Do you wear leopard print skirts to work? If you do, what styles of skirt do you choose and how do you style them?
This week I`m having a blogging sprint for the topic, „leopard print“. This is part 2 of the three parts sprint. If you want to check the part 1, see How to Wear a Leopard Print Cardigan Sweater.
So yes, today we´ll talk about the challenge of styling a leopard print skirt to the office. The first thing that you have to consider should you decide to inject wild print to your work wardrobe is the silhoutte of the skirt. Just like any print, the style of the skirt will either cheapen the leopard print or make it look classy.
Whatever styles of skirt that you´re comfortable to wear to work, find a leopard print version of them. It may be an A-line, a pencil skirt, or even a midi skirt.
Let´s take a look at the following leopard print skirts and see why they´re safe to wear to work.
1. Leopard Print A-Line Pleated Midi Swing Skirt
This pleated midi swing skirt is of leopard print but since the background of the print is white, it looks more classy than trendy. Worn with a simple white or black top and a pair of black pointed-toe pumps, you´ll get a result that´s definitely office friendly. Of course it helps a lot that you can easily create several outfits with the skirt for different functions, not only for work!
2. Leopard Print Comfort Stretch Pencil Midi Skirt
Whenever we see a pencil skirt, the first thing that comes to mind i swork outfit. Sure we can wear pencil skirt just about anywhere, but it seems that pencil skirts were made specifically for the office. So if we see a leopard print pencil skirt, we know for sure that it´s safe for work, right?
Now all we have to do is find a work-appropriate top that´s solid in color. You can choose muted colors, even bright colors! Let your personality shine. I chose a dark pink top with bow, but this top is available in many colors including bright ones such as yellow, purple and pink.
If you want to bring attention to the print, match it with a bright solid top. But if you want to tone down the print, go for a muted solid color.
3. Leopard Print Bodycon Business Pencil Skirt
The pencil skirt in look #2 is knee-length. This pencil skirt in look #3 is above the knee. Depending on your height, it will hit around one to two inches above your knee. Its leopard print is also finer and darker than the leopard print skirt in look #2.
For this look, I suggest teaming it with a simple, silk black top. If the weather allows you, go for a silk top. Silk makes things appear luxurious. Although you don´t want to cream, „I got money!“ at the office, you do want to create an image if class and profesionalism.
Your blouse and shoes are muted, but your bag doesn´t have to. Add a bright colored back to spice up the antire look.
4. Leopard High Waisted A-Line Pleated Midi Swing Skirts
Here´s another swing midi skirt in leopard print. The thing abut this skirt is that it has really tiny rosettes in the print which tempers the skirt from screaming, „Look at me, I`m a wild print!“.
By adding a simple white top or blouse, and a pair of pointed-toe black pumps, you´ll have a fierce (but not too fierce) work outfit. Notice how I choose pumps with shorter heels. The reason is simple: You want to look elegant while keeping your feet comfortable. It´s all about the pointed toes, not the heels.
5. A Line Leopard Print Pleated Shirring Midi-Long Skirt
Yet another midi swing skirt but a bit longer than the swing skirts in look #1 and 4. The skirt appears too long in the set that´s why I added a photo from its reviews to show you how long it actually is. It hits a few inches below your knees. It´s also a high quality skirt which looks like something you´d pay $100 for, only a lot cheaper.
So for this look you only have to style it with a simple black top, you can add a black belt if you want to, and a pair of beige or nude pumps.
6. Leopard Print High Waist Mermaid Midi Pencil Skirt
A fishtail leopard print skirt to the office?! Why not?
Don´t be afriad to embrace your curves at the office. This midi skirt is very elegant and you can even level up the elegance if you pair it with a long sleeve collar blouse in silk. I chose a light beige silk blouse for this look for a tonal look, but the blouse is also available in several colors. The claret and navy blue blouses will toughen up the look and are probably a better choice if you´re working in a men dominated niche.
So these six leopard print skirts are safe to wear to the office. Sure, some of them are more of for party outfits, but as you can see, depending on how you style them you can easily re-work them for work outfits. Let me know what you think.