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Wear Now and Later: Loft Leopard Print Top

Wear Now and Later: Loft Leopard Print Top

The most popular item we featured in July is this leopard print top from LOFT. It’s currently on sale for $24 with limited sizes in both missy and petite. If you haven’t figured it out yet, animal prints will be everywhere this fall. Good news for many of us who have been wearing it as a subtle, neutral print for years. 

Over in our Facebook private group, a member asked if we could show how to wear it now and later. So today, we’re doing just that, and using many pieces already in your closet. 


Wear Now

Loft Leopard Print Top Now and Later

Wear Now: Leopard Top, on sale $24  |  Shorts, $49.50  |   Sandal, $41  |  Crossbody, $178  |  Huggies, $95

So often, short outfits are super casual, but with a few elevated pieces, you can make them polished and worthy of a night out. Here, we paired the top with a simple pair of tailored white shorts from J.Crew. These have a smooth finish and enough stretch so you can move. Of course, wear any shorts you like, or skip them altogether and opt for a crisp pair of white jeans or ankle pants. The point is the color; white makes everything feel fresh and summery.

Then, grab a pair of  slip on flat sandals – we featured these last week, still on sale, limited in size. They are better than a flip flop and dress up the look.  

For a day of sightseeing, or lunch with friends, this Kate Spade crossbody bag is sleek and functional. It lays flat against your body and keeps you hands free while looking chic and stylish. 

Because there is enough going on with the blouse, keep your jewelry simple. Wear your everyday pieces, like these simple gold huggie earring for under $100

Wear Later

Loft Leopard Print Top Now and LaterWear Later: Leopard Top, on sale $24  |  Jeans, $89.50  |  Booties, $395  |  Tote, $50  |   Trench, $220  |  Earrings, $65

My husband would call this a “Megan Kristel Special.” It’s everything I love about getting dressed in the fall. A trench, skinnies, booties, tote and a neutral print is a golden combination. 

You have so many options for jeans it can be overwhelming. (Be sure to check out our jeans guide, for all shapes and sizes, updated seasonally.) I try to feature different brands across a variety of price points in each post.  KUT from the Kloth makes nice fitting, high quality jean for under $100 in a classic five pocket, dark wash. Their styles come in missy, petite and plus – so everyone is covered. 

Early fall is ankle boot season, and these splurge worth Vince booties are gorgeous. I’m featuring them in the black, but their “straw” color is divine. For something less expensive, you can’t go wrong with these black suede boots by Sam Edelman

If you don’t already have a trench coat let this be the year you buy. I invested in a Burberry years ago and it’s still one of my best purchases of all time.  This one, from Sam Edelman, has all the traditional details with a slightly slimmer fit with a much more reasonable price tag. It comes in missy and plus size here

Finally, fun earrings from Kendra Scott and a room, carry-everything tote, round out the look perfectly. 


Wear Now and Later: Loft Leopard Print Top

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Friday 16th of August 2019

100% agree with investing in a Burberry trench. There’s no true substitute and it will last years... I found mine on a clearance rack several years ago “missing” a few buttons that I found in the pocket! I wear it very often in both fall and spring!

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