Spotted: Leopard Prints For Summer

Susan B of une femme d'un certain age wears a leopard print tee, slim jeans and black Gucci Jordaan loafers. Linen tee in leopard print for summer travel or even the office layered under a jacket.

I’m a firm believer that leopard print is a neutral, and can be worn year-round. Yes, you can even wear leopard prints for summer, in lighter pieces.

You may have seen this over on my Instagram feed, but if not, here’s the linen leopard print tee I included in my Travel-Friendly Linen roundup. It’s SUCH a great piece, and will definitely be included in my travel wardrobe for June-July. Yes, it’s spendy, though it seems to be selling well (some stores are sold out or have only limited sizes). All sizes are currently available HERE, and HERE. I’m wearing size Small.

What makes this a keeper? It’s nicely fitted through the shoulders and (set-in) elbow-length sleeves. The body is neither snug nor oversized, it skims nicely over my mid-section. The neckline is a little wider and lower than a standard crew-neck. And the fabric is light but not sheer.

J.Crew leopard print tee vintage cotton. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s a similar look, at a more budget-friendly price. This one’s cotton, rather than linen, and offered up to size 3X.

Veronica Beard leopard print v-neck tee. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

If a v-neck is more your speed, here’s one for you.

And some leopard goodies for your tootsies…

J.Crew leopard print haircalf sandals. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Some of my favorite sandals from prior years have heels that are now too high for me to wear comfortably. So I’ve been looking for some low-heeled options with “oomph.” These have potential…I have on order and will report back. (Think they’d look great with a pair of white jeans, too!)

J.Crew leopard espadrille slides. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These espadrille slides are fun as well….

Paul Green leopard heeled Cayanne sandal. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

If I could still wear that heel, I’d be all over these! (I had and wore the metallic in this style for years.)

Leopard Prints For Summer? Mais Oui!

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11 Comments

  1. Allene K Mares
    May 7, 2019 / 5:31 am

    I am currently in Paris. Leopard prints are everywhere. Especially in scarves.

  2. May 7, 2019 / 6:38 am

    I agree that leopard prints are a neutral with so many other colors besides black. I have collected everything from a handbag to flats to a crew neck sweater to scarves and love all of them. The tops you model looks great on you. I have noticed that as my hair is getting more gray I can no longer wear the warm leopard prints, with the golden or even slightly orange tones. Now I look for the gray or whiter backgrounds as better my changing colors.

  3. Jen
    May 7, 2019 / 7:07 am

    I have the Kate Spade leopard print sandals you have listed at the bottom of the article and I LOVE them. They are actually very comfortable and I wore them all day in San Francisco when I went to see Hamilton last month! I’ve been obsessed with leopard print for years.

  4. Marsha
    May 7, 2019 / 8:15 am

    You are the second or third blogger I follow who has said she can no longer wear higher heels. Is it a medical issue or comfort issue if that isn’t too personal to ask. And apologies if you have talked about this previously and I missed it.

    • Susan B
      May 7, 2019 / 8:24 am

      Hi Marsha, no problem! For me it’s a comfort issue. And I want to prevent any foot problems down the road.

      • Marsha
        May 7, 2019 / 8:56 am

        Thanks, Susan. I know you’ll find fabulous lower heel shoes.

  5. Berenice Wolpin
    May 7, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    That linen shirt is terrific – as you note the set-in sleeves make such a difference. Although Iove the IDEA of a dolman sleeve, because I am not extremely tall and no longer as slender as I was, they tend to look frumpy on me. I am a firm believer in buying well-made pieces that will last, but – that price point is prohibitive for me. I have leather coats I have found for far less! I do
    appreciate that you offer more budget options.

  6. Fran
    May 8, 2019 / 9:29 am

    I’ve tried. I have leopard print shoes and jacket (not worn together) but still feel tarty!! Is it just me?

  7. Nancy
    May 9, 2019 / 7:53 am

    In Tosca’s church in Rome leopard print chiffon skirt with white sneakers!

  8. Lisa B
    May 10, 2019 / 6:38 am

    I usually tuck all my leopard prints away after March but this article made me pull out my leopard print clutch for the spring! Thanks!

  9. May 18, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    You and leopard, ever since I first found your wonderful blog, are twinned in my mind and it always looks fantastic on you. Because the beige/brown of classic leopard does not suit my colouring, I look for it in black/grey or other colourways.

    I’m with Fran in the sentiment that a piece of leopard is chic and that’s enough.

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