The #1 Trend That Will Be Around for the Next 20 Years

When you think of classic trends, what comes to mind? Chances are you think of items like black ankle boots, trench coats, dark-wash jeans, and so on. Well, there's one trend that should also be added to this list: leopard print. The spotted print has never really gone away. Though it may seem more prominent in various seasons (the Réalisation Naomi skirt had a huge moment this summer), the pattern always comes back in style.

So what makes this print so popular? The endless amount of items on offer. Right now, you could find almost every single clothing item and accessory in leopard print and—even better—a variety of iterations of the print. Every designer has its own interpretation, allowing for limitless ways to wear it. From the classic tan hue to a bolder red version, leopard print can interpreted season after season and never go out of style.

This season, we're spotting all sorts of bold leopard-print finds, including gorgeous coats, skirts, printed pants, bags, and everything in between. What makes leopard print go beyond trending? The balance between an interesting print and muted colors–meaning it can be worn and reworn with endless possibilities of style. To be honest, if you invest in one of these items now, chances are it will still be in style in 20 years—maybe even longer.

See how fashion girls are wearing leopard right now, and shop our curated list of the print that just won’t quit.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.