Leopard and Leather

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I’m kinda, sorta mildly obsessed with leopard print. I have been for a loooong time. The only article of clothing I was sad to leave in storage, when I left for my church mission almost 15 years ago, was a raggedy thrift store leopard print coat I bought on my meager college student budget. It’s just a really, really fun print!


Leopard is also TOTALLY a neutral, if you ask me. Goes with everything. Especially these fun faux leather pants and the handbag that’s made of synthetic leather! I admit, these things are a bit edgy for a 30-something mom of a bunch of kids. But they are unbelievably comfortable. Plus, they were only $15 so, not much of a decision at all, really.

(Make yourself some leather accent leggings with this easy tutorial!)


While we all love wearing leather sometimes, the need to condition your leather is one that can cause a lot of unwanted stress. As I’ve explored this fun leather trend a bit, I’ve noticed a couple things, and I think these apply to both faux and real leather…

*Leather definitely makes anything into a statement piece! I try to keep it minimal…these pants being the exception, obviously. I love it as elbow or knee patches or as sleeves on a top!
*Leather also reflects lots of light, ergo, it draws the eye toward it. This might be important to remember when dressing areas you don’t want to emphasize 🙂
*Lastly, leather can also be very warm! This is my favorite part of the thin leather leggings I own during the winter, but I have a feeling I’ll be packing them away come May.



Do you have any other leather-wearing tips??

Tunic (Also loving this leopard sweater, dress and flats)


Shoes (similar here and here)

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