I was at 100% Optical last weekend, and gave a talk on both the Saturday and the Sunday. I had back-to-back meetings and press engagements too and wore a dress and high-heeled ankle boots on both days. (I’ll write a full blog post about the whole weekend soon). On Monday however, I had just two meetings first thing, so wore something appropriate for sightseeing and subsequent travel.
This leopard print high-necked blouse, ponte wide-legged trousers and gold star trainers met the brief. Stylish and smart for a meeting with the PR of a global frame brand and comfortable for a ride on the Emirates Sky Line Cable Car.
The high-neck and the billowy sleeves add style detail to this snow-leopard print top. It’s low-maintenance and doesn’t crease, a godsend for those of us that struggle to pack a tidy suitcase. It washes and dries with the utmost of ease and doesn’t need ironing.
The Perfect Pair
What eyewear works with leopard print?
Animal print is a neutral, so eyewear of any colour works. Leopard print is eye-catching when juxtaposed with a different pattern such as a stripe, a floral or another animal print. I kept the palette neutral with this pentagonal tortoiseshell frame. An outfit like this which has a strong silhouette can take a frame with an equally strong silhouette. They each hold their own, so neither frame nor fashion takes centre stage. It is a perfect pairing. This is “Date Shake” by LA Eyeworks. I saw it at the practice I work in and bought it immediately.
And strong geometrical eyewear works very well with equally strong geometric earrings. These are by Toolally, the Vogue-worthy brand based just a few miles from where I live.
You can see from the photographs that we were close to the O2 Arena, (I still prefer to call it the Millenium Dome). We took the Emirates Sky Ride across the Thames to look around it. My faux fur jacket was from Jaeger about six or seven years ago. It has earned a place among my top few favourite pieces. My sunglasses are an equally strong shape. They are by Feb31st, a sustainable Italian brand that I’ve fallen in love with and that I’ll write about in more detail sometime soon.
And when one happens across a building that co-ordinates…
It would have been rude not to.
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