I’ve seen leopard and stripes mixed well and not=so-well. I think when it’s done right it usually follows the golden standard of pattern mixing: mix a large scale pattern with a small scale pattern.
Today I tried a small scale mixing leopard (or maybe cheetah?) print with larger scale stripes. I kept the rest of the outfit simple so the print mix would really stand out. I think it turned out pretty well!
Plus, the teacher comfort factor was definitely there. Between the low-heeled Frye boots and the stretchy material of everything I was wearing, I was super comfortable and able to flail my arms about to my heart’s desire while teaching. Oh, and these Frye Melissa Slouch boots are to die for!! I got mine for just $110 on eBay because they were a store try-on pair. They still looked and felt (and smelled, thank goodness!) brand new!
Source Info — Cardi: Classic Leopard Print Cardigan, $26 (Jess Lea Boutique); Tee: Merona Striped Tee from Target a few years ago; Black Tassel Clutch: Old Navy a few years ago; Pants: Liverpool Madonna Jeggings (from a past Stitch Fix); Boots: Frye Melissa Slouch boots (snagged ’em for $110 on Ebay; they were a store try-on pair, but they still looked just like new!); Short necklace: Black Arc Pendant, $59 (Stella & Dot); Long necklace: Jenny Bird Palm Rope Necklace in Black (Rocksbox – use promo code JENNYMBFF9 for one free month!)