I've finally found the perfect pair of leopard print jeans - be quick, they're sure to sell out

Mint Velvet's stretchy slim leg jeans are in my shopping basket

Leopard Print Slim Jeans
(Image credit: Mint Velvet)

Whether you're a leopard lover or not, you can't deny animal print jeans are everywhere this season. Personally I need no convincing, and have long preached that leopard is a neutral. But even non-believers will be converted by my latest high street find.

Denim is of course a capsule wardrobe must-have, and it's one of those things that if you get it right, working around it suddenly becomes effortless. If you ask me, it's about combining classics with trend-led pieces, so start by finding the best jeans for your body type, and then layer in items, whether it's warm-weather appropriate white jeans or denim jumpsuits.

The leopard print trend is huge news this year, and ever since we rediscovered Kate Moss' leopard print jeans we've been coveting a pair.

There's plenty of competition, with labels like Ganni and Damson Madder leading the way. However, cargo and barrel leg jeans can be tricky to pull off, and I personally prefer a bit of stretch in my jeans, but these are both 100% cotton. There was talk of a bargain pair at Amazon, but again the fabric is stiff. There are plenty of leopard trousers to try out there too, but after searching high and low, the perfect cut, colour and stretch of denim eluded me.

Cue Mint Velvet's latest offering. The British clothing brand has a whole leopard print range, including a jacket and midi skirt, but these slim leg jeans are top of our list. How impossibly chic do they look on the model, paired with pumps and a blue chambray shirt?

Leopard Print Slim Jeans

(Image credit: Mint Velvet)

They're from Mint Velvet's Wild Noir collection, and of course if you're not shy about taking a walk on the wild side you can double up on your spots. But if you're only going to invest in one key piece, make it the slim leg jeans. For warm days you can add a simple t-shirt and trainers, and you can dress them up for evening with a blazer and your highest heels.

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Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.