Concrete Jungle :: leopard print + denim moto

Monday, November 2, 2015

Leopard is a statement-making power print; that's why it's a forever favorite. When I'm craving something attention-grabbing and impactful I love to turn to this bold pattern. In the concrete jungle that is New York City, sometimes it's very refreshing to stand out a little bit and wear something unapologetically wild. 

I love how universally fierce leopard is, and lately I've been treating it like a neutral - pairing it with all colors of the rainbow, even mixing it with different patterns (stripes + leopard = match made in heaven)! A little leopard number like this is perfect for weekend adventuring, and the best part is that you can add all sorts of different accessories in order to dress it up or down. 
My number one accessory for this particular look is a super chic denim moto jacket from Ann Taylor (PS. it's on sale now). It's the modern, more sharp version of your favorite jean jacket and makes for the perfect denim/leather jacket hybrid. I love how it gives any look a casual yet polished finish. 
For this look I opted to wear my heeled black booties rather than my flat Chelsea boots (featured here). I chose them because the heel elevates (no pun intended) my outfit and instantly injects some elegance into the overall look. A bootie like this is the perfect option for transitioning from desk to dinner come winter. 
A sleek gold choker is the ultra-chic accessory that will compliment everything in your closet. It's understated yet refined. 
Can you believe these pyramid studs are only $10 right now? They bring my outfit full circle by complimenting the edgy aesthetic of my moto jacket. 
Gold accessories to complete this golden hour look. Leopard and gold is a stellar combo in anyone's style book! 

[dress: ASOS (I also like this one) // denim moto jacket: Ann Taylor // booties: Nordstrom (similar here) // necklace: Ann Taylor (similar here) // earrings: Jules Smith // watch: Kate Spade // gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade // cream bangle: Kate Spade // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lip color: Nars velvet matte lip pencil in 'Dusty Rose']

The name of this post, Concrete Jungle, is inspired by a few things. First, I live in New York City, which is definitely a concrete, metropolitan jungle, and that's where these photos were taken. Second, I'm rocking a fabulous leopard print dress, which is wild and jungle-like. And third, in these photos I'm literally surrounded by concrete. 

Isn't this such a neat spot? My roommate and I kind of lucked into it the other weekend when we were searching for a not-too-crowded area at Lincoln Center. We originally wanted to take photos by the fountain or on the steps but it just so happens that a craft fair was going on that day and those places were filled with tents, vendors, and lots of people. So we snuck around to the side of the theater and that's when we found this magical spot that makes it look like golden hour any time of day. How's that for a true concrete jungle? 


  1. Love your Jacket, Angel!! You looks so gorgeous as always!! Nice booties!!
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  2. The best outfit with leopard dress I've ever seen! Really! Gorgeous!

  3. GEORGEOUS! ♥ I like it your outfit! :) Have an beautiful day! XOXO

  4. Those booties are amazing :)

  5. How adorable is that dress! Love this combo! Looks great on you ^^

    x Aurélie

  6. What a stunning dress! I love the leopard print. And the jacket you added is beautiful!

  7. Definitely leo print suit perfect on you, love it necklace and earrings nice complements!

  8. gorgeous look, sweety)))) xoxo <3

  9. I love leopard because it's so bold yet a neutral at the same time. Your dress is so cute!

  10. You definitely stand out in a fabulous way in the 'concrete jungle'! Love the leopard dress and I do love the way you paired it with your denim jacket! I adore how this denim jacket is a really lovely dressy version! Of course your booties are perfect with the outfit! What a fantastic spot to take photos too, how awesome that you lucked out to find it!


  11. I have a similar dress Kathleen! But low cut neckline.. You look really great with leopard print! Loving your shoes too :)

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  12. You look totally gorgeous and 100% NYC glam! I love the leopard dress and it looks fab with those gorgeous booties!

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  13. love the cheetah prints! so chic and fun!

  14. Cool and chic at the same time. I love your leo dress Kat!

  15. I love your leopard dress, you look adorable!!!!
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  16. Cool dress! It looks great with the moto jacket.

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  17. Lovely dress, and I like how you added the boots and jacket for the fall.
    Rachel xo

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  19. I love all the details on the moto jacket :) And the leopard is definitely an eye catching print!


  20. I love leopards! It's such a timeless pattern! Lovely autumn look with that navy jacket and ankle boots!

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  21. Cool shoes! <3

  22. stunning,your rings are so beautiful
    you look great

  23. dress is a real trend this fall, everything looks so good on you!

  24. Oh I love leopard print, I am currently wearing leopard print shoes as I type this. This dress looks so cool on you. And your are starting to look like a New Yorker.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  25. I'm normally not a huge fan of leopard, but you may have changed my mind with the great way you rock this dress! I love that moto jacket. Lovely look!
    xo Kiki

  26. Gorgeous dress! I absolutely love this look! <3 <3

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  27. This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the print and you styled it so well!


  28. I love everything you wore dear.

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  29. Looking fierce in that leopard dress girl! Love how you paired it with the moto jacket (I need one of those in my life)! You definitely stand out from the crown and make a statement with this look Kat! :)

  30. Like your outfit, so cool ;)


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  32. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! I love the leopard-denim mix, and all the gold jewellery is gorgeous <3
    I really wish I had a spot like this in my city!

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  33. you look amazing love xx

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  35. This is such an amazing outfit, that golden necklace goes with everything and you accessorized it so well with those boots!

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  36. I love animal print! you look gourgeous!
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  37. I love your post and your blog :)
    The cheetah with the black jacket is hot..
    The earings from saks fifth avenue for 10 dollars is such an amazing deal.. :)
    You look beautiful <3

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  38. u look beautiful!
    like the pearls so uch!

  39. I am such a sucker for leopard, and you have the most fabulous leopard dress!!

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