Recently I was gifted an animal print clutch by River Island. I thought it was a leopard pattern until I found it on their site and realized it’s actually a giraffe print.
Whatever. Let’s just call it leopard, m’kay? 😉
You know I think of leopard as a neutral, but I wanted do what I do best…
so I onsulted Pinterest for ideas on what to pair the clutch with.
And as always, she did not disappoint.
Look how the leopard clutch makes all of the outfits SOOO MUCH BETTER than they would have been otherwise!
The leopard print adds a special oomph! Don’t ya think?
Leopard just makes everything cooler.
You can quote me on that.
So I finished the above collage, and then I saw this next girl.
She had me at leopard…but then she went and doubled down with stripes and hot pink.
And I was ALL. IN.
I didn’t have a high wasted and pleated hot pink midi taffeta skirt (don’t really have anywhere to wear one, you know?!?), but I do have hot pink cut-offs.
If you have a hot pink midi taffeta skirt, well THEN BY ALL MEANS. 🙂
Anyway, I made my shorts work, and here are the results.
Here’s what I’m wearing:
Stripes and Lace Shirt HERE / large green studs HERE at S&D, similar Kate Spade studs at Nordstrom HERE that might still be on sale!
eliza necklace c/o Kendra Scott HERE
pave necklace c/o Gorgjana and Griffin but at Nordstrom HERE
This is my new favorite delicate necklace and I’m layering it with lots!
Hot Pink shorts similar HERE/ Nude Flats HERE
clutch c/o River Island HERE
MK white ceramic watch similar HERE / Stella and Dot renegade bracelet HERE
Just CLICK on what you like in the collage to take you directly to where to get the pieces!
And all of the individual pieces are awesome on their own too!
I put the Fossil watch in the collage, but the MK white ceramic version (like mine) is HERE and is 40% OFF!
Okay Shay, I’m speaking directly to you right now.
How in the world do you not already have a leopard clutch? It really doesn’t make any sense. 😉
Again, THIS is the clutch that I have.
It’s a great size and I love the little tassel on it too.
It held my phone, my credit cards and driver’s license, and my make-up essentials that I always carry with me (lipstick, a couple of lip glosses, and my bronzer brush). Yes, I carry my bronzer brush with me so I can dust my face whenever I need to. 🙂
If you are looking for “true” leopard, I’ve rounded up some other choices for you!
a) foldover clutch HERE
This is the exact one you’ve probably been seeing all over Pinterest.
Is it expensive? YES. Is it gorgeous? YES.
b) queenie clutch HERE
c) express foldover clutch HERE
This one is only $50!!!! And it can convert to a shoulder bag with a chain strap! Cool!
d) rebecca minkoff small bag HERE
I also found THIS one (after I made the above collage)!
It’s from Last Call (free shipping there too with $75 minimum), it’s great size, and it’s affordable too b/c it’s on sale!
But girls. Listen up.
If adding a leopard clutch to your closet isn’t you…I still have some other options to get some leopard into your closet! Because I’m telling you, you need a little leopard in your closet.
Leopard = FUN.
You can quote me on that too.
So, here are some options for you!
And even more options from Nordstrom and LOFT.
d) studded bodhi sandal HERE / e) sperry espadrille HERE
Wait! One more leopard option!
This one you’ve seen before and is from Last Call.
If you’ve been contemplating any of THESE sandals, they are now on SUPER sale.
Like regularly $160, now $78. Now THAT is a sale!
(Pay no attention to the April date in the pic below, they are on sale again!)
$77.40 and FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS!
Here’s a close up of my wedges.
Nope, mine aren’t leopard, but I wanted you to see how the wedge looks on.
Here’s an example of an outfit I put together with my wedges several weeks ago that also has the striped shirt from today!
(Click HERE for the post on this outfit if interested in seeing the whole thing.)
All right girls!
That’s it for Monday.
Go out and OWN Monday.