Cheetah Print Is Back. Here Are 25 Ways To Wear It.

Cheetah print is the new neutral, as long as you’re doing it in a way that doesn’t rival Tarzan. It can be dressed up or down, mixed and matched, and worn year-round. Whether you’re feeling wild or low key, here are 25 ways that you can pull off cheetah print.

1. Fun And Flowy

Mini skirts are a great way to show off your legs, and this one’s got just the right amount of wiggle room with the flowy layers. This flirty style pairs perfectly with a relaxed fit top.


2. Channel Your Inner 70's Chick

Vintage vibes are always welcome here. This look is effortlessly cool, and can easily transition from day to night. These pants are perfect the way they come, but feel free to give them a worn-in look as well. Either way totally works.


3. Festival Bound

You need something breathable and comfortable at an all-day festival, but you don't want to sacrifice your edgy style. This airy cheetah print dress will definitely catch a few eyes, and still gives you plenty of freedom to accessorize.


4. Tight And Short

We touched on the looser mini skirt, but if you want to tighten things up a bit, we're here for you. To keep things from looking too Pretty Woman, top it with an oversized tee left untucked. Leather boots and an oversized bag tie the look together with a boho-rocker finish.


5. Working On Your Fitness

Half the fun of getting fit is buying all your gym gear. With so many affordable athleisure brands popping up, it’s the prime time to take advantage of fashionable fitness. Cheetah print legging and sports bra sets are so cute they'll actually motivate you to get to that spin class.


6. Hip & Oversized

Move over t-shirt dress, button-down dresses are here. This has the same relaxed feel as a roomy t-shirt dress but with a little extra detail that kicks it up a notch. This look has a soulful vibe that I just can't get enough of.

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7. Racy In Red

So I know I said to consider cheetah print a neutral, but sometimes you want to spice things up a bit. Trying out this staple in a bold color can help your outfit to make a statement. Plenty of people are going to disagree with me on this, BUT I don't think everything else in your outfit has to be plain jane when you're sporting animal print. I love the combination of a graphic tee with this daring skirt.

@mlle.silvia.c via Instagram

8. Classic & Clean

We're bringing back the skinny pants, but this time in a different way. You can incorporate this print in a classy way when it’s brought into an all white ensemble. Choose a cream based print so that the contrast isn't too drastic.


9. Feeling Frisky

Putting on a sexy little number is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. This racy bodysuit (that basically doubles as lingerie) can give you a confidence boost that will set you up for a wild night out.


10. Twinning

You and your best friend probably shop together so much that your closets are starting to blend together. Well, why not take advantage of that and gallivant around town in a trend that you BOTH look great in?

@shelb_ditch via Instagram

11. Biker Babe

Bike shorts have become the go-to bottoms for everything going to class to game day tailgates. Combine the cheetah print trend with these spandex shorts and you'll be campus ready regardless of the occasion.

@youreastcoastgirl via Instagram

12. Chill In Espadrilles

Chunky platform espadrilles are comfortable and versatile for a girl on the go. With this fun pair, you don't have to compromise comfort for cuteness and they'll easily go with shorts, skinny jeans, or a mini dress.


13. High Waisted Paper Bag

Paper bag shorts are so flattering and evidently the high waisted movement isn't going anywhere (thank goodness). A belted waist accentuates curves in all the right places. Pairing a belt with cheetah print shorts is also a great place to throw in a splash of color.


14. When You Woke Up Like This

A good throwback is everyone's favorite, and this fuzzy cheetah purse screams 90s. It’s delightfully tacky in a way that actually makes it cool. This street style looks like you just rolled out of bed to run to the corner coffee shop, but you woke up on the very right side of the bed.


15. Making Waves

Bathing suit shopping can be a stressful time, but it can be made easier with a cute suit like this. The high waisted bottoms and sports bra-esque top are comfy and compliment your curves. Any body is a bikini body, especially in this style.


16. When A Black Blazer Is Too Boring

Business clothes aren't nearly as frumpy and buttoned up as they used to be 20 years ago. There are so many fun ways to incorporate your personality into office attire, and cheetah print is one that I love. A leopard blazer is where corporate and creative meet in the middle.

@amberrosephoto via Instagram

17. Hats Off To You

Accessories are what can make an outfit really stand out from the crowd. Its like Michael Kors said, "I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit." A funky hat like this one can take your look to a whole new level.


18. Hair Ties On Your Hip

Someone once said to me, "if you don't always have a hair tie on your wrist, are you really even a girl?" And I thought that was so true...until now. This dainty hair tie holder slips right onto your belt loop and makes sure you're never stuck without a way to pull your hair up. Because honestly, is there really any worse feeling than realizing you forgot your hair tie? (Or ponytail holder, whatever you like to call them.)


19. Belt On Black

While we're still talking about your waist, a cheetah print belt can be a great accent piece against an all black outfit. Head to toe black is something I'm in full support of, but sometimes it's refreshing to throw in a little something extra.


20. Modest Mesh

Turtlenecks aren't just for layering under an ugly seasonal sweater anymore. Trendy turtlenecks can become a staple piece in your wardrobe. A sheer fabric or eccentric pattern is a great way to introduce this style without feeling like you're too covered up.


21. Bummin' With Your Bestie

There's nothing better than sweats that are comfortable enough for the couch but cute enough to actually leave the house. Joggers are a great fitted sweatpant style that can be turned into a trendy outfit. Pattern, texture, and color make these bottoms even more fun to play around with.

@jess_laurence_ via Instagram

22. Warm And Fuzzy

Teddy bear coats are the coziest way to head outdoors when temperatures take a nosedive. Buy it a bit oversized and its easily layered with your other winter staples, like a cable knit sweater or crewneck pullover. A long cheetah print teddy can make sure you're always looking Instagram ready on your way out the door.


23. Denim Dreams

Denim jackets are a classic favorite that never go out of style. The details may change over the decades, but that's what makes them so versatile. There's an option for every vibe you're channeling in your look. I love a good printed denim, and this leopard jacket hits the nail on the head.


24. Miss New Bootie

A cheetah stiletto has arguably been done one too many times, but a high heeled bootie is more visually appealing, in my opinion. This print in a shoe can be worn as a neutral with the freedom to pair with a patterned top. Or, feel free to wear your favorite basics and let the shoes steal the show.


25. When That Golden Hour Hits Just Right

If you're looking for the outfit that perfectly transitions from meeting with clients to happy hour with the girls, look no further. This playful zip up skirt has just the right amount of detail without overpowering the outfit. The tucked in shirt with the longer jacket balances your proportions, leaving you looking like a whole snack.


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