Fashion’s cyclical nature means plenty of looks once considered deathly style faux pas – think sneakers with jeans, jet black teamed with navy, normcore sandals under tailored suit pants, even blue-rinse hair under the age of 80 – are now all high fashion for hipsters.

But there’s one universal style law amongst the tasteful that’s always a constant: never wear more than one leopard motif at a time. Until now.

Fashion fortune clearly favours the brave because leopard-on-leopard – an extension of this season’s high matchy-matchy trend – is now a “thing”. The trick to doing it right though involves finding prints that are identical or, at the very least, in the same colour palette.

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Italian fashion editor and style icon Giovanni Battaglia, here with Vogue Japan’s Anna Della Russo, did double leopard outside the recent Hermes SS18 show at Paris Fashion WeekCredit: NOWFASHION

This concept extends to all animal prints and block colours too. Alessandro Michele sent models down his Autumn/Winter runway in matching snakeskin jackets and skirts. Leather master Loewe offers a bright orange belt to twin its new season hammock bag’s hue this season.

Feeling nervous? Start small with a matching clutch and slide or belt, then work your way up to a savage coat with skirt combo.

SHOP THE TREND

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Credits: Dane Stojanovic (art director), Pete Daly (photographer), Rachel Sharp (fashion editor)

FROM LEFT:

FRAME, LEOPARD PRINT CALF HAIR BELT, $270 AT NETAPORTER. SHOP NOW

BALLY, PONY HAIR TRAINERS, $995. SHOP NOW

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA, BRUCE CANDLE, $204 AT SHOPBOP. SHOP NOW

NUDE FOOTWEAR, DAKOTA LEOPARD HEEL, $160. SHOP NOW

GUCCI, PRINCETOWN HORSEBIT SLIPPERS, $1035 AT NETAPORTER. SHOP NOW

KATE SPADE NEW YORK, LEOPARD PENCIL CASE, $43. SHOP NOW

MICHAEL KORS, LIA FLAT LENS SUNGLASSES, $254 AT SUNGLASS HUT. SHOP SIMILAR

BODEN, LYON CAMERA CROSS-BODY BAG, $170. SHOP NOW


THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN GRAZIA SS17 PRINT EDITION. 
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