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How to Wear Leopard Print Without Looking Tacky

Do it the classy way!
How to Wear Leopard Print Without Looking Tacky
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Do it the classy way!

Admit it. Just admit it already. A lot of the time, we tend to associate the ever-present yet constantly-debated leopard print with: a) '80s streetwalkers; b) ballroom-dancing grannies; and c) Tarzan. Cringeworthy as your line of thought is starting to get, know that you can stop right there. The Fall/Winter 2016 shows are powerful proof that animal skin is ready to be done right. Just ask the likes of Prada, Givenchy, Celine, and Saint Laurentthere is strength in spots!

Below, three ways to get on the prowl, as demonstrated by some of Tinseltown's coolest girls:

EASY: Shoes

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Gigi Hadid offsets her glacially pristine all-white look with a pair of leopard-print loafers. If this particular shoe silhouette isn't your thing, may we perhaps suggest a totally on-trend pair of slides? 

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River Island mules, P2999, SM Aura

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Topshop peeptoe slides, P3499, SM Aura

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Yosi Samra flat slides, P7699, SM Aura

MODERATE: Jacket

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Cropped denim flares, suede sock boots, black turtleneck, boxy handbag, and cat-eye sunnies? Indie darling Chloe Sevigny has mastered the art of styling the leopard-print jacket. Cop her look with these tropics-friendly options!

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Forever 21 bomber jacket, P1399, SM Megamall

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Mango long cardigan, P2295, Power Plant Mall

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Mango jacket, P2995, Power Plant Mall

HARD: Dress

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Georgia May Jagger's rock n' roll heritage seeps through to her divine style choices. We're not sure anyone else could team a sexy leopard-print slip dress with retro red sandals, cat-eye sunnies, and a cherry pout for a look that channels '50s pin-up girl to perfection.

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Givenchy bodycon dress, $1095, net-a-porter.com

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Topshop slip dress, P1699, SM Aura

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Zara dress, P2995, Greenbelt 5

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