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OOTD: A Leopard Never Changes Her Spots



Hat: Vintage via Beatnik Emporium, £23 // Dress: Apricot via New Look, £30 // Rucksack: New Look (old), £13 // Shoes: Office Sale, £32

You may have already seen this outfit featured over on Katy's blog in her "How To Wear" weekly feature. She asked me to put together an outfit that included some pattern clashing. I've been complimented a couple of times on my ability to pull of wearing two clashing patterns a few times before, but when it came to Katy asking me to intentionally put together an outfit that clashed without looking like a mismatched patchwork quilt, I must admit I struggled. I've never really thought too much into wearing two or more different patterns together in the past, I've just had to experiment. I think print-clashing is completely down to trial and error, you never know if two prints will compliment one another unless you try!

I have found that when wearing two different prints it is always best to break them up with something whether it be a belt, a cheeky flash of your midriff or opaque black tights like I've done here. It makes the whole look a lot easier on the eye so you can distinguish the two prints rather than letting them all blend into one crazy, chaotic mess. I was feeling brave and went for a TRIPLE pattern clash here. I know, right?! Polka dots, leopard spots and aztec print. However, unusually I found it worked. I would have never have thought about putting these all together in one outfit beforehand, which just goes to show it's all about experimenting and having a little fun with prints.

This is a scheduled post, because I'm at work right now and tonight I already know I'll be in a panicky state last minute packing for my move tomorrow. I'm really excited even though I'm technically going to have a lot less room in the new house, but I'm looking forward to a fresh start with some new people. It's time to put the past in the past and move on to better things.

21 comments

  1. Love this the hat suits you x

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  2. Those shoes are amazing! The dress is gorgeous on you, too. XO

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  3. Long time no see, nice to see your face again! Good luck with the move and yes indeed...the future's bright! I'll have to come visit when you're all moved in...and we need to find more fun things to do up here over summer before you go back to uni and you'll be busy busy:( I have three interviews...I really want the final one that I have on Tuesday. It's to be an e-commerce assistant at a jeans brand called MiH PLEASE cross your fingers for me! Love you lots xx

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  4. you look gorgeous! i love the dress with the leopard print shoes! I'm always scared to clash prints but you do pull it off rather well ;) good luck with moving, sounds exciting! :)xo

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  5. The belt is a great addition to the outfit love it. Youre adorable.

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  6. Think you've worked the clashing prints so well! I always find that both polka dots and stripes are easy to mix with. Gorgeous girl x

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  7. you look amazing,super cool :D

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  8. Oh Leigh, you pull off clashing prints like no one else!! xx

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  9. love how you've mixed polka dot and leopard print together, looks great! you have such great style x

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  10. love the polka dots with the leopard shoes
    they are actually a match mad in heaven
    I love your look & I love your style :)

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  11. I love this print clashing, works so well
    You're fastly becoming one of my favourite blogs



    - ordaining serendipity

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  12. Hope the move goes well missus - and the year in general is better for you if you're after a new start. This is a fab ensemble - I'm always scared of print clashing but you've really nailed it here! Espesh <3 the leopard print shoes ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  13. I really love your blog!
    you have such a great style.

    Im following you now xx

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  14. Good luck with the move darling!

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  15. Yay for mixing patterns - I'm wearing polka dot and leopard print in my latest post! You really suit hats! Hope the move went well :)

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  16. You have such nice style :) I was directed to your blog from another one (I have literally forgotten her name!) But the post was about pattern clashing. Absolutely adore this one. I love polka dot and leopard print! I might have to try clashing my leopard print with something :) I'm following you now xx

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  17. Your rucksack is amazing! Good luck with moving :) x

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  18. I enjoy a bit of print clashing. This one, in particular, makes me happy. Xx

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  19. How on earth have I only just discovered your blog?! you look ace m'lady! xx

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