A Lesson in Black Spots

A Lesson in Black Spots

Can we talk a minute about leopard print? Like why does it look exactly (ok, so not exactly, but basically exactly) like cheetah? I can’t tell the difference and yet the variances are apparently so significant that it warrants a distinction.  Just ask this girl planning her Halloween costume – the horror of being dressed as a cheetah and confused for a leopard!

I wore the above ensemble to set last week (funny story about that doggie bag for another time) and later got into a convo about what makes the almighty leopard a leopard. As it turns out, I am not the only one challenged when it comes to distinguishing between black spots. In hopes of not offending any biologists in future conversations on the subject, we put together the following (very technical) guide:

Cheetah = black polka dots
Leopard = Pacman spots

Done.   I got you covered girrr!

Now how about a quick game of who wore it best? Go! Not that it matters, it is all the new black. Tomato, Tomahto; potato, potahto; leopard, cheetah… You see where I am headed with this.

The horror of being dressed as a cheetah and confused for a leopard!

In the post:

jacket: Helmut Lang  |  t-shirt: Zadig & Voltaire  |  denim: Black Orchid  |  sneakers: Miu Miu  |  handbag: c/o Henri Bendel  |  necklaces: Jennifer Meyer and Katie Cassidy for H.E.L.P. Malawi  |  coin purse: Givenchy

  • nur

    can you show us how to match a perfect leopard and colored skinny jeans?? more colored skinny jeans after this please……..and i love how I see you wear a singlet in some films starring you..can your show some your favorite singlet and how the best way you wear it katie…

    • Tomboy KC

      Funny you should ask, we have a leopard and burgundy skinny jean feature coming very soon to a web browser near you… xx

      • I can’t wait for that feature 🙂
        xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • nur

    i dont like a funeral!! but i like a funeral fashion!..i mean totally BlaCk!!..if you dont mind can you show us a best outfit for funeral that we can also can bring to dinner……………

  • I am not a fan of Leopard or cheeta because where I live they always mess it up (mostly with glitter) and most girls wear it with believe or not, COUNTRY FLAG LEGGINGS hahaha it makes the thing looks like hmmmm NO

    But after this post I’d totally get some leopard if I could only find one without the glitter hehe. LOVE.

  • Seems like we’re on the same wavelength…I have a “variations of the spotted cat” look coming up on my blog, too!! It’s so fun to see how everyone wears this iconic pattern in such different ways, isn’t it?!

  • Heather Brittany

    That leather jacket!!

    • Tomboy KC

      Ummmmm. RIGHT? xx


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