A leopard bag packs lots of punch. The pattern is a modern classic, which means that it always has a stylish place in fashion. It can be effortlessly remixed with other patterns, which comes in handy for the Maximalism trend. You can add a leopard bag to just about any outfit these days, and it will make a trendy statement. The only thing stopping you is your own affinity and tolerance for colour and pattern mixing. 

Classic leopard patterns are generally quite warm and earthy, although the black in the pattern cools it down. They are not created equally, though, and it’s a question of finding the palette that most tickles your fancy. Leopard bags also come in all sorts of silhouettes. Totes, satchels, clutches, hobos, backpacks, shoppers, bowling bags, cross-bodies, bucket bags, chain-strap bags, and saddle bags. 

Remember that you CAN wear a warm-toned leopard bag if you look best in cool colours and/or have grey hair because you’re sporting it away from your face. Alternatively, you can choose a grey leopard pattern, a colourful one, or a cool-toned tan version. Here’s a collection of casual and dressy leopard bags across a range of palettes to whet your appetite.

Boden
Pony Saddle Bag
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ASOS
Leopard Mini Backpack
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Boden
Drawstring Bag
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Mango
Contrasting Hobo Bag
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Boden
Pony Clutch
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The visuals below illustrate how you can throw a leopard bag into almost any look. It’s probably the most season-less and versatile patterned bag of them all.

JIMMY CHOO Lockett Petite Ostrich-trimmed Calf Hair Shoulder BagZADIG VOLTAIRE Pony Hair Shoulder BagHILL FRIENDS Happy Satchel Leopard-print Calf Hair Tote

HILL FRIENDS Happy Zippy Leopard-print Calf Hair ToteJEROME DREYFUSS Jeremie Small Leopard-print Suede Shoulder BagMAISON MARGIELA 5AC Small Leopard-print Calf Hair Tote

I usually have a leopard wardrobe pet in my handbag capsule, precisely because it has a high longevity factor and makes outfits look interesting. I gave my last leopard bag to a dear friend, which means that I was in the market for a new one. This time round I chose a pattern that was mostly pearl grey, flat instead of hairy, and void of black to keep the vibe a little softer. It’s become an instant wardrobe workhorse as I remix it with other patterns in my outfits on this more maximal leg of my style journey. 

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