Leopard is a Neutral, Right?

Leopard is a Neutral, Right? - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com

Let’s remove the question. Leopard print is the new neutral. How could it not be? It’s a combination of the two most iconic neutral colors, black and brown. Leopard print is still loud, but it can be worn tastefully and even professionally. I would just avoid going full Cookie Lyon, or do it – it’s your world squirrel.

Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.”—Alber Elbaz

So how am I rocking it? 

On a birthday trip I paired this skirt I found at AmItooOldToBeShoppingHere Forever21 with a graphic tee and sneakers for an easy, but chic summer outfit. Like the chicken, the weather in Nashville was hot. However, I managed to stay cool and picture-ready in this outfit. However, you could easily dress up a skirt like this with a v-neck and sandals. I plan on transitioning this skirt into fall by layering a sweater over it.

Leopard is a Neutral, Right? - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com

Nirvana Graphic T-Shirt: Target

 Skirt: Forever 21

Sneakers: Vans

You can find leopard print accessories, clothing, and shoes everywhere. So whether you want to dip your toe into the trend with a clutch or headband or make a statement with a dress there is something out there for you.


This is just a small collection of my “neutral” shoes, or shoes I’ve been wearing with my ever growing collection of leopard print clothing.

Leopard is a Neutral, Right? - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com

Leopard Platform Espadrille Sandals; White Woven Flats (Just Fab) ;  Slip-on Sneakers; Brown Platform Espadrille Sandals; Birkenstock Dupes;

The white Just Fab flats are almost sold out so I found some additional options: 1,2,3.

Are you on the leopard print trend? Share some of your favorite pieces or tag me (@donnicakelsey) in some of your favorite looks.