Get the ‘RHONJ’ look: How to spice up your summer OOTD’s with a little leopard

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Teresa Giudice loves her leopard!

I don’t know about you, but I still can’t get over that fabulous leopard themed birthday bash the Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies threw for newbie Dolores Catania at Rail’s Steakhouse, during this week’s episode. Teresa Giudice proudly proclaimed that everyone from New Jersey wears leopard, and while that may not be entirely true, we do have to agree with her that animal print is a pretty fabulous fashion statement. As a proud Jersey girl myself, I love a good head to toe leopard look. But for those of you who may be a little less daring, here’s some easy and subtle ways to add a little dash of animal print to your summer ensembles, just like the RHONJ.

Wear those spots and stripes on your swimwear like OMJ Trendsetter Lissette Pedreiras.

Meika Warren, the fabulous owner of Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store in Jersey City, adds a dash of leopard with a funky scarf to liven up her muted look.

Spice up a simple all-black look with a fabulous leopard print handbag. This beautiful (and affordable!) Christian Louboutin bag from Englewood consignment store 2nd Time Around is absolutely breathtaking.

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A pop of animal print on a chic pair of sandals is an easy and funky way to rock this Jersey inspired trend. We love this pair by J. Crew which you can find for a fraction of the price at Ridgewood’s Savvy Chic Consignment.

An extremely simple way to integrate this trend is by sporting a pair of spotted sunnies, like OMJ Trendsetter Justine Monaco. How adorable are those Chloe glasses!?

If rocking a leopard look isn’t your thing, then how about incorporating this timeless style into your home decor. These adorable pillows from P. Smith and Co. in Ridgewood can give your room some sophisticated jungle vibes.

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