Nicky Hilton rocks tights and a leather jacket with a cheetah-print skirt.

What Goes With a Tan and Brown Cheetah Skirt?

by Mimi Abney

When you want to have a little fun with your wardrobe, it's hard to beat a tan and brown cheetah-print skirt. This fashionable and show-stopping pattern functions as a neutral clothing item and helps to wake up your basic tops, blouses and sweaters instantly. Take a walk on the wild side -- a classic cheetah print can instantly make an outfit sexier, sophisticated or purr-fectly chic.

1. Weekend

Whether you prefer a cute and casual mini-skirt or a swirly A-line skirt, you can’t go wrong with wearing chocolate-colored opaque tights in the fall. To run your weekend errands in style, pair your skirt with a long-sleeved denim shirt and brown suede shoe booties. In the spring, ditch your denim, tights and suede shoes for a pair of chocolate-colored ballet flats, a white silk T-shirt and a tan sleeveless cardigan sweater.

2. Work

When you want to look your best in the office, pair your knee-length cheetah skirt with a cream tie-neck silk blouse. Add a counterpoint to your brown, tan and cream combo with a pop of crimson. A red blazer featuring a nipped in waist creates a polished look and a pop of color that works in the boardroom or for after-hour drinks with your colleagues. Complete your trendy, yet still refined business look with a pair of nude or brown pumps and a structured, leather handbag.

3. Evening

Give your little black dress the night off and wear your cheetah-print skirt instead. A long, floor-grazing silk cheetah skirt is a sophisticated silhouette that makes any top feel special and dressed up. Because a long and flowing skirt requires a fitted top, pair your tan and brown bottom with a close fitting, jewel-encrusted cream sweater. Slip on an armful of gold bangles and add a pair of crystal earrings to complete your fabulous and flirty evening look.

4. Shoes, Handbags & Jewelry

When pairing shoes and jewelry with your cheetah print, select simple wardrobe items that complement the skirt’s length, the time of day and the occasion. For casual Fridays in the office, pair your knee-length skirts with tan or chocolate brown round or pointed-toe flats, a brown leather handbag and silver or gold button earrings. When wearing an above-the-knee skirt to an evening party, seek out more flashy accents. Select gold, high-heeled sandals, a metallic silk clutch and gold shoulder-duster earrings. Perfect for a summer brunch, a silk, mid-length printed skirt complements brown or nude leg-lengthening pumps, a tan straw handbag and metallic hoop or stud earrings.

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