Low-Maintenance Leopard

what lizzy loves wears leopard print top black ponte trousers gold trainers

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.

what lizzy loves wears leopard print top black ponte trousers gold trainers

what lizzy loves wears leopard print top black ponte trousers gold trainers

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.

what lizzy loves wears snow leopard print top black ponte trousers gold trainers

what lizzy loves wears snow leopard print top with black ponte trousers in business and pleasure outfit

what lizzy loves wears snow leopard print top with black ponte trousers in business and pleasure outfit

what lizzy loves wears snow leopard print top with black ponte trousers in business and pleasure outfit

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.

What Lizzy Loves wears snow leopard top and pentagonal spectacle frames

What Lizzy Loves wears snow leopard top and pentagonal spectacle frames

Leopard Top and LA Eyeworks geometrical eyewear

 

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.

what lizzy loves toolally earrings and spectacle frames

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.

What Lizzy Loves wears Feb 31st frames

What Lizzy Loves wears Feb 31st frames

And when one happens across a building that co-ordinates…

O2 arena wall

It would have been rude not to.

Snow leopard top, black ponte trousers, gold trainers and faux fur jacket

Snow leopard top, black ponte trousers, gold trainers and faux fur jacket

 

Get The London Look...

Shaula by Feb31st
Shaula by Feb31st
Ponte Wide Leg Trousers
Ponte Wide Leg Trousers
LA Eyeworks, Date Shake
LA Eyeworks, Date Shake
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Toolally LBD Drop Hoops, Black
Toolally LBD Drop Hoops, Black
Shaula by Feb31st
Shaula by Feb31st
Ponte Wide Leg Trousers
Ponte Wide Leg Trousers
LA Eyeworks, Date Shake
LA Eyeworks, Date Shake
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Toolally LBD Drop Hoops, Black
Toolally LBD Drop Hoops, Black

 

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My sunglasses were a gift from Feb31st.

10 Comments

  1. January 18, 2019 / 9:36 pm

    Liz, these photos are absolutely brilliant! Ian, you are knocking it out of the park, man! That last one with the building behind you is phenomenal. And the ones of the beautiful frames with that divine leopard top? LOVE. You’re so lucky to have such a wide choice of frames to style with outfits, and I adore what you’ve chosen here. You look gorgeous and happy and I can’t wait to read more about what you got up to that weekend.

    • elizabeth
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Oh Lisa thank you from both of us. Yes, Ian does an amazing job with the photos. He has a good eye and is always willing to take a photo if the opportunity arises. I’m incredibly fortunate. And yes, I’m building a nice wardrobe of eyewear too!!! xxxx

  2. January 19, 2019 / 7:15 am

    Loving the outfit and looks so good with the trainers. No matter how I try I struggle to wear trainers with anything. Even wearing them to the gym is hard work. The thought of wearing them as a dressy item and I am unable to get my head around them. However, I have to admit the look can be a good one.

    • elizabeth
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 9:23 am

      Thank you! It’s taken me a while to embrace the trainers too but I’m so glad I have. These have proved to be such a good investment xxx

  3. Kareema Hamdy
    January 19, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Love your outfit, sneakers are perfect for London as it always involves plenty of walking. Those geometric frames are just gorgeous arent they?! Love how you coordinate with the building at the end! Xxx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you Kareema. Yes, sneakers are absolutely perfect for walking round London and going up and down the underground steps and escalators. The frames are fab yes. I’m so pleased with them and can’t wait to get my varifocal lenses put in. And as for the co-ordinating building…Ian spotted it and we simply couldn’t resist!!! xxxxx

  4. January 19, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    Gorgeous Blouse and well the whole outfit. Love the trainers. I have been looking for a stylish pair as I feel underdressed in my Nike trainers.
    When I read your schedule I don’t known how you fit it all in. I’ve been helping out at the University where I used to work, and there just doesn’t seem time for anything else. Your photo’s are fab by the way.

    Alison xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 4:47 pm

      Oh thank you so much Alison. The trainers are so comfy and they seem to work with a lot of outfits. And yes, Ian did a great job with the photos. He’s brilliant. I do indeed have a busy schedule but I love it. It’s varied and exciting and I really do feel very fortunate. It’s lovely that you’ve been helping out at uni xxx

  5. January 22, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    Fabulous outfit Lizzy!! I have a couple of non iron blouses – aren’t they the BEST! Love your jacket – it’s gorgeous!! xx Maria

    • elizabeth
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      They are absolutely the best Maria yes. It makes such a difference when unpacking if things have stayed crease-free. And thank you. I always enjoy wearing the jacket xxxx

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