Style: The Leopard Print SkirtWednesday, October 29, 2014
Jacket: Warehouse (old) Similar
I seem to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with leopard print. It reminds me of Liz McDonald/Bet Lynch from Coronation Street and seeing as my name is already Corrie, the last thing I want is to look like a Rovers Return tribute act. However when I saw the new Topshop collection modelled by Cara Delvingne, I fell in love with a skirt and couldn't stop thinking about it. Much to my surprise it was a leopard print a-line skirt but Cara made it look so cool and before I knew it, I was ordering it and was hoping I'd look as cool as Cara.
Whilst I'm definitely no way as near as cool as Miss Delevingne (though my brows will soon be the same as hers, if I keep skipping eyebrow threading appointments!) I do love this skirt, I love this shape of skirt, I think it's really flattering if you have hips and a bum as it almost straightens everything out. It's also a great length, not too short or too long. I got a size up as i always find Topshop bottoms to be on the small side! However one thing I wasn't expecting was the furry material! I did have a bit of a panic moment, as it reminded me of a furry leopard print pencil case that I had when I was in primary school (not only did it hold my pens but also a picture of Hear'Say that I'd cut out from the newspaper. I have been a fan girl as long as I can remember lol) but I got over the whole looking like a pencil case thing and thought I will go with this. Also it's going to definitely keep me warm in the winter!
I love that I can wear this in the day with tights and flats/boots and I'm going to actually wear this on Saturday night for a night out, paired with heels and bare legs. I tend to just team this with a black high neck top, but you could wear literally anything with it, even Alexa Chung wore this to the Topshop show at LFW and teamed it with a yellow jumper which surprisingly worked really well. But then again she is Alexa Chung. So for now I am embracing the leopard print, let's hope that my Mum doesn't ask me if I'm dressing as a cave woman again like she has done before when I've worn leopard print.