Left: Keri Hilson, Hilary Duff, Rachel Bilson, Chloë Sevigny and Kate Bosworth.
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Leopard is one of the hottest trends for fall. Everyone from Hilary Duff to Rachel Bilson to Keri Hilson is wearing leopard print items on pretty much everything … dresses, shoes, pants, bags, and beyond. That’s why we’re showing you how to leopard-ize every aspect of your outfit, inspired by the leopard-print styles worn by celebrities. Read on for tips on how to welcome leopard into your closet.
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+ LONG-SLEEVE SHORT DRESSES
Left: Chloë Sevigny on Aug. 29. Right: Leopard Print Dress by Oasis.
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As far as clothes go, we love the look of short leopard dresses, as seen on Chloë Sevigny at HBO’s post-Emmy party in Los Angeles. Convert a party-style long-sleeve minidress for work or school by pairing it with thick wool tights. And if you dig Chloë’s look — her dress was by Lanvin — then Oasis’ Leopard Print Dress is the perfect scoop neck style ($87.43, Debenhams.com).
+ SHORT MINIDRESSES
Left: Keri Hilson on July 3. Right: Leopard Print Bandeau Dress by Motel.
Left: Keri Hilson on Oct. 5. Right: Leopard Print Shirt by T-Bags and Mango.
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Keri Hilson loves leopard! She was also spotted wearing a leopard top to the So Kodak launch in New York. If you crave an oversize leopard shirt, try one of these three-quarter options by T-Bags ($170, net-a-porter.com) and Mango ($63.86, Asos.com).
+ LONG GOWNS
Left: Rachel Bilson on Sept. 29, Kylie Minogue on Aug. 28. Right: Closet Leopard Print Maxi Dress by Dorothy Perkins.
Photo: Getty Images/Dorothy Perkins
The animal print looks great on gowns, too. Just check out how well Rachel Bilson rocked Roberto Cavalli at the designer’s 40th Anniversary Party in Paris, while Kylie Minogue went with her animal instincts, wearing a strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown to a party in Water Mill, N.Y. For a fall-friendly take on these long leopard gowns, try the Closet Leopard Print Maxi Dress by Dorothy Perkins ($76.30, DorothyPerkins.com), which has half sleeves.
Left: Miley Cyrus on Oct. 4, Hilary Duff on June 10. Right: Leopard Leggings by HUE.
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More interested in wearing printed bottoms? Let’s talk leopard legwear! Miley Cyrus was seen wearing a pair in Los Angeles recently, and Hilary Duff wore Rebecca Minkoff’s Beetle Juice Leopard Jeans hanging around Los Angeles as well. For leopard print pants, Hue makes a great pair ($25, BareNecessities.com) of leggings that are dark enough to wear with all your fall gem tones.
+ MARY JANE HEELS
Left: Kristin Cavallari on Aug. 4, Carey Mulligan on Sept. 13. Right: Leopard Leggings by HUE.
Photo:Getty Images/Pelle Moda
Plenty of celebs opted to use the print on their accessories. Kristin Cavallari and Carey Mulligan both wore the same pair of peep-toe Prada Mary Jane heels — Carey at the Toronto International Film Festival and The Hills star for a Kiehl’s store grand opening in California. If you’re craving sexy Pradas like these, try Pelle Moda’s leopard Mary Janes ($160, FootNotesOnline.com).
Left: Samantha Swetra on Sept. 11. Right: Fantasies Wedge Heel in Leopard Canvas by Maurie & Eve.
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The City’s Samantha Swetra went for a pair of sky-high Giuseppe Zanotti leopard wedge booties for Whitney Port’s Whitney Eve spring 2011 fashion show. For fierce booties like Samantha’s, splurge on the Fantasies Wedge Heel in Leopard Canvas by Maurie & Eve ($275, RevolveClothing.com), which features a cute lace-up tie.
Left: Kim Kardashian on Aug. 19. Right: Leopard Pump by Jessica Simpson.
Kim Kardashian is practically a pro when it comes to wearing leopard. That’s why we loved her leopard Christian Louboutin platform pumps … but not the hefty price the designer generally charges. So, for a cheaper and equally chic alternative, check out these platform pumps by Jessica Simpson ($97.95, Nordstrom.com).
Left: Jennifer Lopez on Sept. 10. Right: Hinge Frame Clutch by Kenneth Cole.
J. Lo’s supercute clutch is a great example of leopard looks in bag form. If you’re looking for just a pop of print like J. Lo, then pick up Kenneth Cole Reaction’s Hinge Frame Clutch ($34.99, Dillards.com), which looks pretty identical.
+ STRAP BAGS
Left: Kate Bosworth on July 20, Taylor Momsen on Oct. 6. Right: Crossbody Stud Chain Strap by JJ Winters.
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But if it’s a strap you need, take a cue from Kate Bosworth’s Mulberry crossbody, and Taylor Momsen’s top clasp bag, and try J.J. Winters’ Crossbody Stud Chain Strap in Leopard ($85, RevolveClothing.com).
Left: Adam Lambert on June 20. Right: Tie by Sourpuss.
What about the guys? They love leopard, too! Adam Lambert proved there’s nothing wrong with letting your accessories run a little wild when he wore a skinny leopard print tie to the 2010 Annual Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Want one for your man? We found a fierce option by Sourpuss ($6, SourPussClothing.com) — a steal at under $10!
+ What are you craving with leopard print on it?