Chic on the Cheap Look of the Week: Leopard and Cranberry

This is for all you classy ladies who want to punch up your style a bit. A beautiful cardigan over a full and fabulous skirt is a quintessential lady like look. Up the wow factor of a normally demure outfit by using a vibrant cranberry or pink and pairing it with a touch of lace and leopard. The key here is keeping your skirt simple and solid and your leopard print a bit subdued. You don’t need much to accessorize an outfit like this…a classy strand of pearls and swath of burgundy lipstick are just enough to finish the look.

Photo Courtesy of Banana Republic

Have fun putting your look together:

Shop the Look (for less than $100 total!)-click on pictures for links:

Cranberry Skirt $28.99

Lace Yoke Top $21.99

Faux Pearl Necklace $11.80

Leopard Cardigan $33.25 (photo different than linked item)


This visually pleasing combination works really well in other areas as well. In interior design, a burgundy painted wall will add depth and coziness to a room. Never be afraid of color in your home! The myth that it will make your room look smaller is just that, if anything it creates an inviting warmth to the area. Taupes, browns and beiges are the colors that will look best when using this vibrant hue in a room, then add a just a touch of leopard in a side cube or chair, a throw pillow or even a lampshade. A small amount of a drama goes a long way!

If you really want to go all out and have fun with this theme, a girls bedroom is the perfect place to go ‘wild’ in leopard and fuschia!  Use paint, fabric and ribbons, get creative and let your imagination soar:

Finally, for all of you foodies, (and let me tell you I am most impressed by those of you who can create those fabulous ‘decorator’ cakes, cookies and edible confections) you will love this leopard and rose wedding cake:

So whether you demurely dabble in styling yourself with a leopard/burgundy combo or you prefer to go wild with this theme; have fun and enjoy the creative process.

Til next time,




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For the last 10 years Sharon has been hard at work and deeply entrenched in the fashion and design industry. A devoted mother of 5, Sharon has worked as a designer and artist, doing everything from corporate & charity event planning, home interior design décor & consulting, to ultimately creating her much talked about frum- fashion design clothing label, purple by Sharon . Sharon has taken her passion for all things fashion to the internet and can be seen at http://www.fashion-isha.com/ and is the contributing fashion guru for www.kosherstreet.com Ask Sharon -ask.fashionisha@gmail.com

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