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Splurge or Save- Grey Leopard Print Outfit

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Happy Friday, ladies. I’ve had several emails requesting certain looks for these splurge vs save posts. Today’s is from a lady who loves animal print but doesn’t wear warm colors. She’s still working on her three style words and wanted to see what urban, polished, and contemporary might look like. Here is my splurge or save interpretation of a grey leopard print outfit

There are some interesting dupes in both outfits. I swapped several items in the collages as I found items at better price points. Many pieces are from discount merchants, and a few are from a budget-conscious store. There are also several investment pieces mixed in.

These posts aim to give you some ideas for outfits you can either duplicate by shopping in your closet or purchase at varying price points because great style can be had everywhere. Can you tell just by looking at these which outfit is the splurge or the save?

GREY LEOPARD CARDIGAN / WHITE BUTTONDOWN SHIRT / BOOTCUT JEANS / BLACK POINTED FLATS / BLACK CROSSBODY BAG / BLUE LENS SUNGLASSES / TWO-TONE CABLE LINK BRACELET / DROP EARRINGS

Most leopard prints have orange in their pattern, so I’m always happy to find ones that don’t. These longer cardigans can act as lightweight coats in the fall. Bootcut jeans are on trend, and both of these have a smaller bootcut so you can ease into the look comfortably. The deep wash is more elevated than lighter washes. I added a crisp white button-down because she likes to look polished.

GREY LEOPARD CARDIGAN / WHITE BUTTONDOWN SHIRT / BOOTCUT JEANS / BLACK POINTED FLATS / BLACK CROSSBODY BAG / BLUE LENS SUNGLASSES / TWO-TONE CABLE LINK BRACELET / DROP EARRINGS

The two-toned cable link bracelet is a modern classic. Both pairs of shoes have a soft sheen, and their pointed toes give a more polished vibe…sorry for the pun. Crossbody bags are current and very convenient.

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The splurge outfit comes in at $2,530.00. The save outfit comes in at $316.29.

I would splurge on a few items here and not on others. There’s nothing trendy here, but I always try to spend less on pieces that won’t stand the test of time in my wardrobe. My husband spotted the save outfit instantly. Can you tell what gave it away?

Do you have a style you’d like me to recreate in a splurge or save post?

Thanks for reading, ladies, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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