2015 Bindaring buys – part two

Just a quick post today to show you another purchase from the recent Bindaring Annual Clothing Sale (you can read part one here). Today’s outfit was built around this fabulous leopard-print Perri Cutten top. Made in Australia from a soft, drapey, viscose-blend, this top retails for at least $150 and I nabbed it for only $15! It features short sleeves and a twisted, knotted feature near my left shoulder, elevating it to something a little bit more than a simple tee.

Perri Cutten leopard print top, M.Patmos cardigan/coat, J.Crew skinnie minnie pants, Cole Haan boots

I paired it with this divine M.Patmos wool cardigan/coat, purchased last year off eBay for approximately US$120 (this jacket retailed for about $1,200, find similar here and here). I am shamelessly collecting M.Patmos pieces – formerly of eco-friendly knitwear label Lutz & Patmos, Marcia Patmos’ eponymous clothing line is comfortable, effortless and ageless. She works with cashmere, wool and jersey in ways only a woman can appreciate!

Perri Cutten leopard print top, M.Patmos cardigan/coat, J.Crew skinny 'Minnie' pants, Cole Haan boots

The pants are by J.Crew (their stretch wool skinny ‘Minnie’ style), bought from eBay for only $29, and the boots are by Cole Haan (as paired with last week’s Bindaring buy).

My hair was pretty unruly today and I thought it worked really well with the leopard print. Why not go a little wild and untamed??!!

Perri Cutten leopard print top, M.Patmos cardigan/coat, J.Crew skinny 'Minnie' pants, Cole Haan boots

Tips for rocking leopard print:

* Leopard print is pretty much a neutral in my book – you can pair it with black, white, camel, khaki, navy, blush, red or charcoal.

* Avoid a leopard print look from head-to-toe. One leopard piece is sufficient (be it a top, skirt, coat, bag or shoes).

* If you’re going to wear a skin printed with leopard (leather, horse, goat etc), make sure it is the best you can afford. Never ever touch leopard printed vinyl (exception: Stella McCartney’s vegan-friendly leopard).

* Never wear anything leopard that is too short or too tight – you will veer into ‘lady-of-the-night’ territory (unless that’s your thing…)!

* Don’t be afraid to wear a red lip with leopard.

* Avoid wearing leopard print in a colour you wouldn’t see in nature. This has the potential to look dated and tacky.

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