Classic Combination: Red + Leopard

It’s a classic combination: fire engine red and camel-colored leopard spots. Perfect for holiday outings, the office, travel or cozy family gatherings, this winning combo works when red takes the starring role in a blazer, coat, or sheath dress. Then, to get it just right, layer in a touch of leopard, whether it be a clutch, scarf, or charming pair of heels. Beyonce worked this color pairing with a structured, cropped red wool coat and a floaty, chiffon spotted scarf. Kim Kardashian opted for a black short, red blazer, and leopard envelope clutch. To give you one more option, start with a classic red sheath dress and pull on kicky leopard heels. Spotted (pun intended) all over Hollywood, this classic combination has been a winning one for years…and will be for years to come.

1. Alexander McQueen Leopard and Skull Print Silk-Chiffon Scarf ($475)
The diva had to take it one step further. Beyonce chose this Alexander McQueen scarf for its delightful twist on a leopard print: tiny black skulls interspersed with the stand-by spots. Composed of floaty, feminine silk-chiffon, this scarf works as well with jeans as it does an LBD.

2. Milly Veruschka Jacket ($495)
Sturdy styling. This structured coat mimics Beyonce’s military-inspired cropped coat with its precise lines and double breasted closure. Gold buttons add to its military vibe, while its rich cherry red color is a delicious way to anchor any outfit. Add brown booties and basic blue skinnies for the songstress’s celebrity style. 100% wool.

3. House of Harlow Orlina Clutch ($255)
Pony-hair perfect. Pony hair and calf hair texture is everywhere this season, from footwear to bags like this one. Designer Nicole Richie uses rich camel-based leopard to do up this tidy little box clutch. Finished with a very fitting leopard head lock-top closure. Detachable shoulder strap.

4. Z Spoke by Zac Posen Jacket with Leather Detail at Lapel ($525)
Kim Kardashian styled her leopard clutch with black shorts, platform wedges, and a red boyfriend blazer. This Zac Posen takes her blazer up a notch with red leather lapels, hook-and-eye front closures, and a slim shape. Wear for the office Holiday party or out for cocktails….and always with your leopard clutch!

5. Diane von Furstenberg Haircalf Platform Pumps ($325)
Another spin with pony hair/calf hair, these pumps take the trend to footwear. Done up in a striking platform pump, DVF does the style justice. Pair with a red sheath for an modern twist on a classic. Buckled ankle strap with stacked platform and heel.

6. Michael Kors Leather-trimmed Boucle Wool Dress ($1995)
Lady. In. Red. Send forth a siren’s song with this fire engine red boucle sheath dress. Black leather trims enhance your curves and enlongate your frame. A prim crew neck and knee-length make this dress surprisingly office appropriate…although it’s almost unfair that anyone should look this good on the job. Pair with leopard heels for a total knock-out.