Remember when the only person who ever wore leopard print was Peg Bundy? Thinking back, that woman had some serious style. Put her in the fashion world these days and she would become Marc Jacobs' muse in a nanosecond. So, why not give a little nod to her greatness and wear some leopard, which is suddenly back? These days it's about making it elegant, not trashy, so do it demure and simple. Here, a guide to how to wear it -- for under $150.

ASOS Belted Leopard Coat, $126
This is an ode to my very first boss in the fashion world. She used to rock a (real) leopard coat just like this nonstop during the cold months and with so much confidence, joy and enthusiasm, I often wondered if she had a young man hidden within it. I'm sure this one will bring you intense satisfaction, too.

Gilligan & O'Malley® Push-Up Balconette Bra - Leopard Print, $13
I'm sure some of you out there love the idea of animal prints yet would never wear it, fearful of being mistaken for a trick-or-treater. In which case, get your hands on this super-sexy thing. Let it peek out of a top or wear it totally covered up only to be seen by whomever may be lucky enough.

Topshop USA Leopard Bodycon Skirt, $44
Sienna Miller just wore an identical skirt to the opening ceremony of the British film festival. She never looked better, or more chic. As trashy as this thing could look (done with lucite heels, shredded fishnets and a tube top), it can also be incredibly sexy and alluring (add a chunky black sweater and a camel coat). Go with the understated sexy look. Please.

Calvin Klein Colette Leopard Hell, $129
I'm finding true love in skin-tight cropped pants, a killer structured blazer and these heels. And if you are fully into the less is more route, this is one is all yours.

Too Faced Leopard Love Kit, $38
All right, so makeup's your game? Done. This three-set collection has bronzer, blush and a brightener to make your fall complexion glow. An all-in-one kit is so much cleaner and easier to just toss in your bag than three different products.


HUE Control Top Sheer Leopard Pantyhose, $8
Since these are quite sheer, the print isn't scary and overwhelming. Pairing them with other animal prints could lead to a disaster, so do yourself a really big favor and keep the rest of your look simple and classic.

Trouvé Leopard Print Faux Fur Jacket, $138
Right now you're sitting there looking at this jacket, in denial. For whatever reason you don't want to like it. But come on! You know you love it. Admit it. It's exactly what you need with those black pants you wear nonstop. Just toss on a little silky black top and a really lacey bra and you'll be set.

Victoria's Secret Colorblock Corset Dress in Leopard, $58
Um, a leopard corset dress? Hot. And you will look absurdly hot in it. With black tights and simple black heels there's really no way to go wrong. If you truly feel ridiculous in it, get some ears and a tail and you've got a complete Halloween look.

Gap Leopard Print Cardigan, $59.50
If I had my way, I would style you in this thing with fierce leather shorts, tights and booties. But chances are your boss wouldn't be thrilled (secretly he would be), so instead keep it cool with an old cozy tee and a high-waist pencil skirt.

Harmony Lane Leopard Print Scarf, $35
You know those days when you and your closet are mid-war and you realize you have .4 seconds to get out the door? Well, consider this scarf your mediator / best friend / superlover. Yes, it's all that. With denim and a tee, a simple gray dress and booties, black head to toe, you suddenly have options galore and time to grab coffee.

ALC Leopard Tank in Gray, $60
The great thing about this tank is you can wear it any season, dressed up or really casual. It's one of the few leopard pieces you can mix with other prints without looking outrageous and would be especially fabulous mixed with more luxe elements, like lace, velvet or leather.

Banana Republic Samie Animal Print Ballet Flat, $98
There are few things that say classic chic more than these. You don't need another item to make your look. This is it and it's doing you well.





Nicole Fasolino spends her days doing freelance styling and creative direction and is the Fashion Director of the magazine Un-titled Project. By sunset she can be found behind the camera, snapping photos for her love-filled 365 Heartbeats Project, writing for her Where There Is Love There Is Life blog -- always with her bear-sized 11-month-old son, Luca, propped on her hip. Smile, laugh or say the word "love" around her, and she'll immediately ask you to tell her something about your heart as she takes your picture.