I Tried A Trend And I Liked It

What to Wear With a Leopard Print Bodycon Skirt
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What to Wear With a Leopard Print Bodycon Skirt

After swearing that leopard print wasn’t for me, I’ve watched it somehow take over my wardrobe. How did that happen, you might ask? It just took trying it.

Several months ago, when leopard print resurfaced as a popular print, I was 100% certain I would never wear it. Then, I tried out a pair of shoes with the pattern, just for kicks. I liked them as an accent, but I swore it wouldn’t go any further. Next came the pleated midi skirt for the holiday season. That was the real kicker. I wore that skirt to a winter concert and couldn’t get over how great it was. So, naturally, when I saw this leopard bodycon skirt, I decided to buy it and never look back. Leopard print is definitely for me.

Here’s why that fun story about succumbing to the leopard print trend is so important: you never know how much you’ll love something until you just try it. As humans, we tend to push away trends and sometimes even give them a bad rap, without even giving them the benefit of the doubt. I used to do this all the time with music, books, and movies. Now, I’m trying my very hardest not to do it with style. After my experience with leopard print, I’m nearly tempted to test dad sneakers and belt bags, just for the heck of it. The worst thing that can come from trying something is just disliking it. Then you know never to try it again – but you can’t know that without attempting it first.

Outfit Details // skirt c/o Chicwish | tights c/o Berkshire via Lipton Publicity | similar booties | earrings c/o Sugarfix | bag | necklace | similar bodysuit | similar jacket

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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All that being said, here’s how I’m now styling one of my new favorite prints.

This leopard print bodycon is basically like wearing a blanket as a skirt. The material is thick and snug, hugging all the right curves. The length is modest, with a sassy slit that looks great with – or without – tights. For the winter, I’ve found that bodysuits are the perfect partner with skirts, so I chose this mock-neck, long sleeve one to wear with my skirt. Layered over it is a classic, faux leather jacket. Honestly, I don’t know what my closet would be without several pleather jackets. They’re the best option to wear with basically every outfit on the planet.

I wore this exact outfit to the New Year’s Eve party my husband and I went to, and knew I couldn’t get away with not wearing something sparkly. Therefore, I chose my chandelier earrings and a layered rhinestone necklace. So as not to go overboard, I opted for a small, quilted crossbody bag and velvet sock booties. Let me just say, this outfit is definitely significant other-approved. Brandon loved this look from head-to-toe, and so did I. It’s incredibly comfortable, totally bad@$$, and appropriate for a slew of occasions.

Related Posts: Straying From the Ordinary for the Holidays // How to Wear Leopard Print Like a Pro // A 100% Honest Review of Chicwish

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What to Wear With a Leopard Print Bodycon Skirt

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

Outfit Details // skirt c/o Chicwish | tights c/o Berkshire via Lipton Publicity | similar booties | earrings c/o Sugarfix | bag | necklace | similar bodysuit | similar jacket



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    January 18, 2019 at 6:26 AM

    It’s always fun to branch out and try new things. Love the look!

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    January 18, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    I wasn’t so sure about the resurrection of leopard print either but I think it works if it’s done well, which is certainly the case for you because this skirt is amazing!

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    January 18, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    When I first started my blog 10 years ago, I didn’t own a single piece of leopard print, but it didn’t take long before it crept in and became one of my favorites! It’s funny to see how easily we are influenced! I love your skirt and you style it perfectly!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    January 18, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    I am right there on the leopard print bandwagon and LOVE that skirt! It’s so unique being a thick warm material – perfect for winter!

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    Laura Leigh
    January 18, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    This skirt is amazing on you! Absolutely love the style of it! And girl, you are ROCKING that leopard!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    Tonya Morris
    January 18, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Obsessed with your whole outfit! I love that leopard print is back!

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    January 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    I’m leopard OBSESSED and love love love this skirt and the way you styled it!


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    Indya | TheSmallAdventurer
    January 18, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    I never really got the leopard trend either! I didn’t hate it, but I wasn’t dying to try it either. However, this skirt is really pretty, and I LOVE the way you styled it 😍 Maybe I should give this trend a second chance too!

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    January 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Leopard is hands down one of my favorite patterns to wear! It’s so fun and can easily be dressed up or down. Loving this skirt on you and how you styled it – it looks so comfy!


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    January 19, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Haha I love how you’re like – let me just try some shoes – and then it totally took over! I love leopard print and this style is oh so cute!! I NEED more leopard print in my life.

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    January 20, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    I love leopard print! That skirt is everything!

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    January 20, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Girl I’m obsessed with how you styled this leopard skirt!! Love it!

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    Sharon Wu
    January 20, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    omg I need that skirt in my life now! you wear it so well and i love how it pairs with your leather jacket. so chic, stephanie! xoxo

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    Oh that skirt is so cute! I am loving the slit in the front and the jacket and top you paired it with!

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    January 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    How cute is this turtle neck and the necklace above? That’s one on my favorite trends. Luv it xoxo

    Dessy | https://satinoflux.com | Fashion Blog

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    January 21, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    That skirt is fantastic!! I love leopard print because I consider them a neutral -all of the colors in leopard (black, white, and tan) are all neutral colors!

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    Taylor Mobley
    January 21, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Ok queen of the closet! I love this fun skirt – it looks amazing with those tights!

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    January 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    I love leopard so much! That skirt is adorable on you!

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    January 23, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Your skirt and the print is SO GORGEOUS!! I LOVE how you put this look together!!

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    Jamaria Johnson
    January 23, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Girl I am OBSESSED with animal print and this skirt is everything!! I need it in my life! Xo

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    January 24, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    ahh leopard print is one of my favorites! love that you tried it!

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    January 24, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Love this skirt! You’re rocking the animal print trend!!


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    Bree | Bree At Last
    January 26, 2019 at 12:40 AM

    Ummm okay you look amazing Stephanie! After your stunning wedding gown, this is my second favorite look on you. Also, you just gave me an idea to try out a belt bag during my summer vacay so I won’t have to carry a purse;)

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