Leopard navigation…(again!)

Leopard navigation…(again!)

(Sorry for the problems in receiving this- I sent it out last Friday but it didn’t work. I tried again yesterday and it still jammed. Hopefully third time lucky!)
So I think I might need to mention animal print….(unless you have been hiding under a rock- you won’t have failed to notice it is EVERYWHERE at the moment!) I thought it might be helpful to highlight a few things to be mindful of if you’re looking to incorporate it into your wardrobe.
PATTERN SIZEThere are many different sizes of animal print and if you choose the wrong one it can have a big impact on your overall look.The taller/grander you are, the larger the print you can wear – something small and delicate will be far too ‘busy’ on you. Conversely, if you’re petite, avoid the large, bolder prints that are popular at the moment as these will overwhelm you. It’s all about keeping prints relative to your size; so the bigger you are, the bigger the print you can wear.COLOURWAYSTraditional leopard print in shades of browns and taupes will flatter those who fall into the SOFT, LIGHT, WARM and DEEP categories best. If you’re CLEAR or COOL I would suggest adding a colour pop (like a bright lip) or opting for a bolder colour combination next to your face.This season animal prints are coming in a plethora of colours so don’t feel you have to go for the usual suspects. If you have had your colours analysed- take your colour swatches to the shops and see what they have from your colour palette that you could try.

STATEMENT or ACCENT

If you have a dramatic or creative style personality you may well want to go all-out with the animal print trend – try mixing a animal print dress with animal print boots for an all-over look that as been showcased all over Instagram recently.

The more romantic style personalities amongst you will be drawn to prints too, but will need a little sparkle or embellishment to give them a lift. There are also some beautiful textures available in animal print this season – look for sheer blouses and super-soft knitwear.

The city chic dressers will only wish to do a small ‘pop’ of print and the choice is yours in this area – a belt, boot, bag or scarf are all great ways to give a simple look a lift.

If you have a classic or natural style personality are unlikely to be drawn to this particular trend but if you are, take a leaf out of the city chic’s book and try a subtle accent at first (there are some great animal print trainers around for you naturals!) and build from there.

I hope that helps- as always, any questions- just hola!

In other news…I thought you might like to know that I have been asked by Kettlewell to be one of their Ambassadors. There isn’t a prescriptive role for what I have to do; but as they said to me- their ambassadors are people who they feel fly the flag of colour, confidence and championing women to be the best they can be.

A few weeks ago they came to my home to do a photo shoot of me wearing some of my favourite pieces from their collection and to ask me a few questions- here is a link to their website if you want to have a read of the interview. I thought it was fitting for me include one of the pictures taken at the shoot of me wearing one of their Milan Knit Crew Jumpers – with my leopard print coat to show one of my current favourite colour combinations with leopard- teal/spruce green!! I have more ideas of colour combinations with teal on my Instagram stories today- you can see that by  clicking here.  (For those of you not entirely familiar with Instagram- if you click on the link it takes you to my page. If you then click on the picture of me in a circle- you can watch videos I post daily with tips / ideas / what I’ve been up to. Historic posts I save underneath my profile to be watched whenever. Sorry if this sounds patronising to those who know…but I had to explain this to my mother the other day so was just wanting to make sure you got the full “experience”!!)

Kettlewell have given me a discount code to give to my readers/followers. If you put “KCKATEE” at checkout you receive 15% off + free pp and returns (UK only). It expires 23/12/18

Happy browsing/shopping!

Kate x

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