What to wear with a leopard-print skirt

Perhaps you have seen the Realisation Par Naomi skirt on Instagram. It's been sold out for months (although now, of course, it looks like it's back in stock in some sizes) and like many bloggers out there, I've been obsessed with it. I do know, however, that bias cuts do not do my lower half any favors, so instead, I got a leopard-print midi skirt during Zara's sale last month. I wear it all. The. Time. It's great to dress up for work, but it's even better on the weekends with a T-shirt and sneakers. Expect to see it here again, but in the meantime, here's one of my favorite ways to wear it.

While I still love miniskirts—my legs are one of my better features, in my opinion—I am slowly but surely gravitating toward midi skirts. While I once considered them dowdy, I've grown to love them because they're just so easy. I can wear one without shaving my legs, which is a big plus, and they look great with all kinds of shoes. I think they're more flattering than maxi skirts, too, because they show a bit of lower calf and ankle—usually a shapely, slender part of the body for most people (but not all, I know). As for the print, leopard will always be a classic for me, and it goes with so much. This Zara skirt is unfortunately sold out, but I've linked a few very similar options below.

This skirt looks great with everything from blouses to sweatshirts, but my favorite way to wear it is with a T-shirt, and since these photos were taken during summer in San Francisco, a jacket. You last saw this one in this post—it's knit, so it's kind of like a cross between a jacket and a sweater. I also like a black tee with a white jacket, because it's a twist on the white-tee-and-black-jacket standard. Just keeping things fresh!

I may have mentioned that I'm doing a shopping diet for the month of August, until my trip to France. I have been overall very well behaved, but I did cave once and hit my office sample sale, where I scored this necklace. It's three layers that you can wear all together or separate, and I'm kind of obsessed with it at the moment. I will share more about my shopping diet in an upcoming post!

It's been awhile since you've seen my round raffia bag (in this post) and Gray Goose sneakers (in this post), so in case you were wondering, I wear both all the time. The bag is back in stock at Zara (yay!) and the sneakers are so incredibly comfortable, I plan on wearing them all over Europe. This is the second time I'm featuring them with a dress or skirt, but I do wear them with jeans too. I think they're classic and subdued enough to not look crazy with a skirt, versus the Nikes that I actually work out in. And did I mention how comfortable they are?

I'm finding recently I like shooting in the morning, rather than at dusk, like we usually do. Thanks to the fog, the light has been softer, and I feel less pressured to rush through the shoot to chase the good light. Am I becoming a morning person at the ripe age of 40? Possibly!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Rebecca Taylor jacket (similar here) | H&M tee (similar here) | Zara skirt (similar here or here) | Stella & Dot Dez necklace | Zara round raffia bag | Golden Goose superstar sneakers


Nancy's Fashion Style said...

Fantastic skirt! I love a leopard print!

Liz said...

This whole outfit is super cute! I love the layers for fall!


passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

I really love this outfit and you are wearing it so well xx

Shelly @ The Queen in Between said...

What a fun piece! I love how you styled it with sneakers.

Thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog....hope you will be back tomorrow!

Shelly | The Queen in Between

Brooke said...

Great skirt! I love the print and the midi length suits you.

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Jessica Jannenga said...

I have been loving more midi skirts and dresses lately too. I do wear minis as well, depends on the mood. Love your leopard skirt, always a great print and great for transitioning to another season. Love the boucle moto- chic and modern. You look fab! DId you Paris trip go by fast?

thanks for linking!
jess xx

stylesplash@live.co.uk said...

I love this outfit! I can't get enough of leopard print right now. The skirt looks fab with the trainers and your jacket is really chic. Thanks for linking up!

Emma xxx

Michelle said...

I love how you dressed down your skirt with sneakers! Looks awesome!!


Ruth said...

I love a good leopard print and this skirt is so pretty! I think you styled it so cute with the tennis shoes!


Julie | This Main Line Life said...

Love the moto jacket in that knit material. Really softens it up.

Threads for Thomas said...

I love this leopard print skirt, and the way you styled it! It's fun, feminine and sporty!

Claire Justine said...

Lovely skirt Cheryl. Love the style of it too :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

Carrie said...

I've really been into midi skirts lately, too! It is nice to get away without shaving, esp as it cools down. I love that textured jacket/blazer paired with it.


JTWisdom said...

That leopard print skirt is so pretty.

Straight A Style said...

I have a similar leopard print skirt that I have gotten a lot of wear out of through the years. This is a great way to style it!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

mummabstylish said...

Looking for a similar skirt right now! Love it. x Thanks for joining the #linkup x Jacqui Mummabstylish

Unknown said...

Love your style and those picks!

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Budgeting Belle 80 said...

I love how you took a sporty chic take on leopard trend! Your sneakers look great with your midi skirt.


Patricia said...

I love anything with leopard print, this skirt is so cool. perfect outfit

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