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Style Spotlight: Summer Leopard Print

Gabi Duncan |
July 18, 2014 | 4:36 p.m. PDT

Style Editor

Ready To Rumble Blouse (Nasty Gal)
Ready To Rumble Blouse (Nasty Gal)
Leopard print is a must-have in any fashionista’s wardrobe!

The classic pattern instantly spices up any outfit and adds that extra oomph we're all looking for. While it’s certainly popular in fall and winter, leopard-print pieces are also perfect for these scorching summertime months—you just have to know how to wear it.

Leopard can be effortlessly incorporated into each and every look with shoes, accessories, shorts, light blazers and more! Here are some awesome ways to wear this fierce style for summer!

It’s no secret that crop tops are hot this season, so why not opt for one in this fun print? The Line and Dot Cyber Leopard Crop Top from Nasty Gal is cute for a girls' night out and can be paired with any bottom of your choice. Forever 21 also has a super-affordable option with the Leopard Print Crop Top. This casual piece is ideal for long days at a festival or barbecue. Sabo Skirt also jumps on the trend with more sassy options like the backless Stampede Crop and the Malawi Top.

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Leopard Print Shorts (Forever 21)
Leopard Print Shorts (Forever 21)
Blazers are an easy way to dress up any ensemble, but a leopard-print blazer instantly adds more life your look. The versatile Ready To Rumble Blouse has sheer black panels and can be worn from the office straight to happy hour!

Keep cool this summer in breezy leopard print skirts, shorts and rompers. Try the vintage-inspired Escape Route Skirt or the flirty Leopard Print Skater Skirt. Both are great options for daytime and nighttime events. Flaunt those legs (and that tan) in these sexy Leopard Print Shorts or the Nasty Gal Leo Romper.

Shoes and accessories are the most playful way to mix this trend into your closet. These Shoe Cult Astoria Heels are amazing summer sandals because of the stacked heel and fashionable lace-up detailing. Also, check out Kristin Cavallari’s line for Chinese Laundry. The Copertina Leopard Print Pump and the Lucky Leopard Print Mule are so chic for a dinner date or fancy outing.

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Lucky (Chinese Laundry)
Lucky (Chinese Laundry)
If you want something a little more low-key, try the Steve Madden Eccentic sneaker or the Shoe Cult Pulau Loafer.

Don’t forget to complete your summer look with a leopard print clutch like the Menbur Leopard Print Minaudiere from Nordstrom or a purse like the Rebecca Minkoff Sammy Crossbody.

And, throw on some fabulous sunglasses like the Ryder Shades, the Le Specs Noddy Shades or the Eva Shades to amp up your beach attire!

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