Leopard Pants

I've been seeing a lot of leopard print pants in stores as of late, so I felt motivated to pull out my pair, which, as evidenced by this instagram post, were purchased for $9 in 2012 on a shopping trip with Meg and Christine.

It is always said that if you wait long enough, everything comes back again. Considering these pants where secondhand and therefore from a previous iteration of leopard pants being on trend, it makes me wonder just how old they are, and just how infrequently things are new, merely re-imagined. Which is what these pants were by the way - when I got them they had flared legs. I did wear them once in that state before taking to my sewing machine and giving them the skinny silhouette you see.

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The Rundown
Black Merino Wool Sweater Gap
Leopard Print Pants Joseph thrifted similar
Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Beaded Hoop Earrings Gorjana
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
 Nail Color "Bubbles Only" Essie




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30 comments

  1. It really is true that what goes around, comes around. Seeing all of the animal prints that are on trend this season takes me back to my teen years, when I bought a pair of tiger print boots. Everyone still remembers them, mostly because everyone ehre thought they were silly - too high, totally impractical, and a showy animal print. But I was right on trend, and I knew it. Frankly, if I had them still, I probably could have pulled them out again this season. These days, I am, admittedly, less adventurous about animal prints that aren't leopard. But I will always love leopard in all of its forms, even if I don't wear it off. And I do love it in these pants, which sound like they would have some very interesting stories to tell if they could talk!
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. I love that you altered these in the legs. I've done that once, but I don't always think about it.
    They are fabulous pants....I can't wait to see them more this winter, since they are SO in style!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  3. You are seriously so creative! I love hearing about your thrifting finds and I am so impress with how you re-invent them. The skinny silhouette looks amazing on you!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  4. Love this look! You're so creative and so chic!

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  5. I do love those pants! Glad they got in another wear! They looked so good with all black, so classy
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. Those pants are fabulous! It's always fun to see new trends return from previous times. Animal print pants always seem to be in style-I like to think of them as a classic! Love the pair you found, they are such a great find!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  7. Oh my gosh these pants are EVERYTHING!!! I am loving the leopard trend and it IS so true... everything eventually comes back!

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  8. Okay, I love those pants so much I can barely even put it into words (especially paired with that perfect jacket). I love that you altered them as well, they looks brilliant with a skinny fit.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  9. This looks is great and really fun for this time of year! I think it is so awesome that you changed the hem yourself with your sewing machine.

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  10. I love the finishing touches of your look. The bag, the earring ... everything! You carry off that print well too.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  11. I think they look much better as skinny pants! Those are the kind of pants that will come back again and again with the trends. You will definitely get your cost per wear down even more over the years!

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  12. Wow those pants are amazing. I think thrifting is such a great way to keep up with trends. The cost is always on point and you are so right that things do come back around. Your purse is absolutely amazing too!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  13. I tried to get my wife into thrifting (I don't shop much myself). She has not fully accepted the challenge yet but these pants might help.

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  14. I can’t believe those pants are thrifted! All goes to show that fashion is just one giant circle! Everything goes in and out so keep what you love, even if it’s not currently “in” because it will be again someday! You look fab :)

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  15. LOVE that you repurposed those pants yourself and turned them into a straight leg. So cool!

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  16. Wow love that you repurposed them!! It’s so true that everything always seems to come back into style. Such a chic look!!

    xx Mollie

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  17. These leopard pants are amazing! You are totally rockin' them girl, and love the jacket!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  18. Cute pic of the two of you together! :)

    I'm really liking those leopard print pants on you too! I think leopard print is one of those classic prints that is often trendy and everywhere, then it quietens down a bit but it's always back! I have some leopard print scarves I pull out every winter - they always work! :) I do regret letting go of my grey leopard print jeans a while back though!

    Hope that your week is going well so far :) I had my last day at work today and now I'm on Christmas holidays, yey!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  19. so impress to listen that you reinvented it and use it in such a lovely way. You look awesome in this outfit.
    xo Corina
    https://unbouquetdamour.com/work-christmas-party/

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  20. Oh my gosh I LOVE those leopard pants!!! So cute!

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  21. Can I come thrifting with you!? I love these pants, and I love the outfit!

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  22. I've seen a lot of leopard lately too! But no leopard pants .. these are SO cute!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  23. Such a fun and edgy look, Love those pants!!

    xx,
    Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  24. Fabulosa Lydia ! that's probably the reason i hold on to things for so long. I wait for the comeback.

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  25. I love this outfit! The edgy jumps off the screen!

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  26. Girl you are looking so sassy in your leopard pants! Such a statement piece.

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  27. What a creative idea! I wouldn't be able to pull off wearing these pants, but they look great on you!

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  28. Lovely look on you dear. Such a classic and edgy casual combo of leopard pants and leather jacket!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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