Look Du Jour: Breton Meet Leopard

Breton Leopard

Breton Leopard

Breton Leopard

Ella Catliff

Ella Catliff

Breton Leopard

Ella Catliff

Breton Leopard

What: Breton Striped Top by Petit Bateau, Leopard Print Skirt by H&M, Necklace by J.Crew (c/o), Bag by Angel Jackson (c/o) & Shoes by Gap (c/0)

Where: Meetings in London (obviously I wore a coat… And tights, I’m a wuss when it comes to winter leg)

Breton stripes meet your new best friend… Leopard print! During New York Fashion Week this season I was doing a quick interview for Glamour Mag TV and one of the questions was “people are saying leopard print is the new neutral, what do you think?” I replied, unthinkingly, that I though such a suggestion was “bollocks” (oops) and had to do a second, more PG, take but the statement stands. Animal print, or any print for that matter is not and never will be a “neutral” and why on earth would anyone want to claim it is!? The beauty of jazzy patterns is that they’re not neutrals. If we start lumping florals and foxes and fluffy Kenzo clouds in with subtle shades of beige and camel the sartorial world would become a very boring and rather confusing place indeed. Given how many seasons leopard print has been totally OTM I can understand where this idea comes from but I still think dubbing a print adored by barmaids and Fashion Editors alike “neutral” is doing it a bit of a disservice. Add a camo colour palette and pair, or rather clash, plus multiple other patterns and you’ve got yourself a party! Or a total mess, You decide…

Love Ella. X

Photography by Lea Salomone

4 Thoughts on Look Du Jour: Breton Meet Leopard

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  2. Ash says:

    Great post – I may be daring and attempt something simialr this week – thanks for the inspiration. The necklace has also now made its way onto my wishlist!

    Ash x
    http://londonsouthbankstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. milex says:

    you so know your stuff!

  4. carol says:

    wow brand new you haha 🙂 cool outfit

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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