Love For The Leopard Dress

Ok it’s official. I’M LEAVING THE HOUSE WITHOUT A COAT AND NOT FREEZING TO DEATH! I’m desperate for Spring to come and I know April is known for ‘April showers’, I didn’t realise it would rain quite so much.

With the peek of sun though I’m really getting into dresses and away from ankle boots and thick coats. Every other email I get into my inbox is ‘have £10 off summer goodies’ or ‘shop for sunny weather’ accompanied by tanned models on beaches, and even though I know it isn’t like that here, I’m getting really tempted into it all in hope for the warmer temperatures in the UK. This week I went without ankle boots to work for the first time all year (I even had open toes, ouch) and as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m loving cropped trousers for transitional-wear. Today I’m delving into styling a dress for the awkward is-it-Spring-yet period, featuring a new favourite leopard print dress.

A knee length dress?! How mature of me.

This dress comes from Oui and I was obsessed as soon as I saw it. The smaller leopard print is SO me (not too OTT) and even though leopard print can be stereotyped a little (hello Kat Slater), I think over the last year or so we’ve really warmed to the print and found ways of stylishly adding it to our wardrobes. I know I’m desperate for a leopard scarf, or even a bag, or shoes!

I love the black belted dress to bring in the shape at the waist, and this piece even has a silvery detail around the neckline which I adore – try and spot it in the picture below!

Styling wise I loved pairing the leopard print with red make-up and accessories! I can’t stop wearing this red Guerlain lipstick – it’s the KissKiss LoveLove lippy, the one with the heart shape. Please don’t look into the fact that I have some in my hair, the wind was NOT doing me any favours on this shoot…

Keeping with the red theme I had matching red earrings which I picked up recently in New Look, along with a red mini bag from Zatchels which I was gifted last year and always seem to pick up when I need a small weekend bag! I tied the whole look together with a new cosy black cardi that I nabbed on a 20% off ASOS sale, because nothing says essential like a black cardigan, does it?

Dress – c/o Oui (coming soon!)

Cardigan – ASOS

Shoes – c/o Debenhams

Bag – Zatchels

Earrings – New Look

Lipstick – c/o Guerlain

What do we think of leopard print? Are you a fan, or is it not a trend you can get into? Let me know what you think of my look and styling in the comments below!

R x

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* c/o shows items gifted to me for the post. All ideas, opinions and styling are my own *

8 Comments

    • 14th April 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks lovely! They’re an amazing brand, deffo recommend you checking them out!

      R xoxo

    • 14th April 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks lovely! Can’t wait for pastels either, come on sunshine!

      R xoxo

  1. 10th April 2018 / 8:19 am

    Love this dress and I love how you’ve teamed it with red accessories too! Leopard print is my fave 🙂 xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • 14th April 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Leopard print is such a classic print and I’m so glad it’s coming back!! Thanks lovely!

      R xoxo

  2. 11th April 2018 / 6:26 am

    I feel your pain about wanting to wear something more summer appropiate.
    Dress is absolutely beautiful.

    Anita,
    http://anitasdiaries.com/

    • 14th April 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much! Can’t wait for summer!

      R xoxo

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