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Take a walk on the wild side: the best leopard print pieces to buy now for under £200

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When it comes to leopard print, as far as we're concerned, it is always a good idea.

While leopard has had down-times in its sartorial history, having been shunned as the reserve of Bet Lynch for many years, it can, in fact, be the ultimate in chic and style - with the added-benefit of telling everyone that you mean business.

Popularised by the ever-chic Jacqueline Kennedy in the Sixties and championed by Kate Moss her entire life and lately noticed on the feet of the most powerful woman in Britain (our PM, Theresa May) the coat of the big cat has many guises: chic, rock 'n' roll and a little eccentric. 

Whatever your vibe, this season it's also one of the hottest trends, so if you're dotty about spots, then now's the time to stock-up on the sweet stuff.

We've scoured the shops for the best pieces out there, from winter coats, to swimming costumes and accessories.

Time to go wild...

  • Monochrome iPhone case

    If a full leopard leotard feels a bit much to you, start with baby steps. This iphone case covers three trends: stripes, monochrome and leopard. Win. win. win.

    £33, Wolf and Badger

  • Buckle pumps

    Channel our new PM with these furry pumps.

    £185, Whistles 

  • Elasticated mini

    From the hottest new Swedish brand in town, this elasticated mini will go with anything (and put you ahead of the fashion bunch).

    £90, Ganni

  • Graffiti leopard bag

    Inject some punk into your life with this graffiti-style take on the trend.

    £145, Vivienne Westwood

  • Silk shirt

    Who says leopard print isn't office appropriate? Not us. This silk number is a perfect way to jazz-up that work attire.

    £180, Max Mara at House of Fraser

  • Crepe-de-chine scarf

    Channel Kate Moss with this rock n roll style scarf. Because sometimes leopard isn't enough of a statement on its own...

    £190, Saint Laurent

  • Reversible faux fur cape

    It's never too early to start shopping for winter coats. This gorgeous sixties-style cape is reversible too - to fit with your varying leopard requirements.

    £149, Biba at House of Fraser

  • Pastel espadrilles

    Proving it's not just an autumnal print, nor reserved for the more left-field dressers, these Sophia Webster espadrilles are perfect for weddings, barbecues, or just for when you want fancy feet. Sweet.

    £195, Sophia Webster at New-a-Porter

  • Peep-toe mules

    Mules have been all over the shops this season, so if you figure out how to walk in them first, tell us, and then buy these. Pair with cut-off jeans for a casual look.

    £59, Topshop

  • Backpack

    Come September it's back to school for us, and we're already planning our new season steals. This backpack is vertebrae friendly and ultra cute.

    £19.99, New Look

  • Swimsuit

    For those of us still determined to basque in the sunlight, this sporty swimsuit is the answer. As the one-piece has been making a fierce comeback of late, it's ideal.

    £12.25, Nordstrom

  • Silk knotted headband

    Off to a wedding but not a fascinator fan? This will solve all your problems. And, don't worry that it's a little on the dear side - it's also small enough for casual looks - think about cost per wear.

    £175, Jennifer Behr

  • Biker jacket

    When two of your favourite things collide: this leopard biker needs no introduction.

    £59.99, Zara

  • Suede clutch

    Inject a hint of the blues with this electric studded clutch. Irresistible. 

    £125, Jérôme Dreyfuss

  • Camo leopard grandad collar shirt

    Are you more camo than leopard? Never fear, this shirt will help you approach the trend in a more G.I Jane, less Bet Lynch manner.

    £62, APC at Matches Fashion


  • Leopard-sleeve jumper

    Yes, we know, this jumper is the dream. 

    £195, Paul Smith

  • Tweezers

    For those not quite ready to take the plunge and go full feral, these tweezers will add a little je ne sais quoi to your morning routine.

    £22.95, Tweezerman at Selfridges

  • Feline card holder

    Never lose your Oyster card again with this fancy feline wallet. Warning: don't miaw on your commute without expecting funny looks.

    £155, Charlotte Olympia

  • Monochrome shorts

    Perfect teamed with a crisp white shirt for summer, or add a pair of tights in winter. A transeasonal winner.

    £200, Net-a-Porter

  • Wool beanie

    We are wishing for the cold just so we can get our hands on one of these perfect beanies.

    £69, Claudie Pierlot

  • Lemon leopard tee

    A subtle take on leopard, this T-shirt would look perfect tucked into high waisted mom jeans.

    £39, Wolf and Badger

  • Souped-up Superstars

    If your Superstars are looking a little tattered upgrade them for a leopard pair.

    £89.99, Selfridges

  • A-line denim mini

    Be the biggest badass with this black denim number. Team with a pair of Doc Martens for the full look. 

    £65, French Connection

  • Lavendar scarf

    Dusty lavendar and leopard doesn't always work, but Acne Studios rarely put a foot wrong. We will be wrapping up in this reversible scarf all winter.

    £150, Acne Studios at Liberty

  • Gold bangle

    Go all out and combine gold and leopard - why not?

    £50, Aspinal of London

  • Silk eye mask

    Transform bed time into the ultimate luxury with this puffy silk eye mask.

    £50, Otis Batterbee at Liberty

  • Tailored coat

    A leopard coat is the must-have item of the season according to Stylist's fashion director, Alex Fullerton - and we can see why.

    £80, River Island

  • Silk tank top

    What's black and white and perfect all over? This tank top, that's what.

    £170, Equipment at Net-a-Porter

  • Trapeze earrings

    Embrace your inner eccentricity with these naughty performing leopard earrings.

    £60, Luisa Viaroma

  • Loud laptop case

    Spruce up your morning meetings with this loud laptop cover. 

    £25, Skinny Dip at Topshop

  • Tricolore tank top

    Sometimes all you need is a leopard detail. And this tank top covers all the bases when it comes to matching. 

    £8.99, New Look

  • Silk teddy

    Tired of wearing your old T-shirts in bed? Us too. Time to treat yourself.

    £145, Charlotte Olympia x Agent Provocateur

  • White shirt with pocket detail

    A classic white shirt is a must for every wardrobe. But that's not to say it can't be a little wild, too...

    £25.99, Zara

  • Pop-art tee

    be loud and proud with this Pop Art-style tee from Marc Jacobs.

    £52, Marc Jacobs at Stylebop

  • Baseball cap

    We doff our caps at anyone who can pull this hat off with pizzazz. A perfect item for the Notting Hill Carnival, if you can. 

    £7, American Apparel

  • Cow hide clutch

    Proving that leopard print can be chic as well as cool, this clutch would inject a little somethin' somethin' into any smart ensemble.

    £195, Aspinal of London

  • Perspex transparent phone case

    Forget that digital detox, with this case you'll want to be on your phone non-stop. 

    £35, Kate Spade

  • Loose cropped trousers

    For those who aren't ready for summer exhibitionism, these loose cropped trousers are ideal for muggy city days. Pair with Birkenstocks and a white tee for the ultimate dressed-down look.

    £34, Topshop

  • Rain mac

    Who says rainy days have to be miserable? This mac is perfect for when the skies open (which is mostly every day here in Old Blighty, let's be honest).

    £129, Boden

  • Keyring

    We would never lose our keys if this little chap was on them. Please someone buy us this.

    £125, Charlotte Olympia