How We Styled our Leopard Print Coats
Quote of the day: “We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don’t.” Frank A. Clark
I found this quote quite enlightening. Because it’s true that if we only hang with people who think like us, we will never really grow or learn new things. That’s why I thought it was appropriate for our leopard print coat post.
Many of my friends still think that leopard is too wild for them. Especially something as obvious as a big winter coat. Yet the last thing I’m here to do is try to make everyone wear the same thing. We should all embrace what we like, but still be open to new styles.
That’s why I included a ton of different stylish coats for your shopping pleasure below. If you want to check out great deals on leopard ones, I’ve linked to those in our similar links below our photos.
I have to also include my Forever Fierce friend, Lana. We met up in LA at the FierceCon event and she’s one of the most genuine people I know. We were messaging back and forth just recently when she said she finally bought a leopard coat. So I twisted her arm to send me a photo to include in this post. And I love that she’s wearing her coat with distressed black jeans.
We’ve worn these coats on the blog last year. And trust me, we do get some looks when you see three women wearing leopard print coats together. But like I predicted in the fall trends post, leopard is bigger than ever right now.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit
Why I Wore This Outfit
The best part of this post is the fact that all 3 of us wore different color combinations with our leopard print coat without me asking for that detail. As a huge lover of white jeans anytime of year, I chose a column of white under my jacket.
But in true Jodie style, I had to add in a punch of color somewhere. So I grabbed these boots and purse for fun. If it’d been super cold, I also had a red hat with me, but it wasn’t needed.
How You Could Change This Outfit
If you prefer the monochrome look better, then white boots are very in style right now. Sure, they are more of a trendy item, so that’s why I wouldn’t want to spend a lot on them. But finding great deals on them is easy (if you have the resources like I do). For example, here is a flat pair and there are also some with a little more heel both for under $35.
These are my favorite earrings this time of year. I always get many comments on them. Not always good comments, but hey, I love them. They are still available and I figure for $10, I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth.
Nancy’s (70+) Outfit
Why Nancy Wore This Outfit
Since we were out taking these photos on Christmas Eve, Nancy wanted to make sure her outfit under the coat was festive. I love how the dark red jeans pair so nicely with the leopard coat.
And this leopard purse was made by my mom out of a place mat. You can see that I have one just like it, although many times I tuck in the strap and carry it as a clutch.
How You Could Change This Outfit
Red jeans are no longer for just the young women. And what I love about this pair of Nancy’s jeans is they are more of a burnt red which ties in nicely for the more subdued colors we think of during the winter. But if you don’t have a pair like this, you could easily grab your denim jeans which would look great with the leopard coat.
Nancy bought this coat at a consignment shop when we were in Frisco last winter. It’s always amazing what you can find in the second hand stores. Many times I say it’s feast or famine. Yet I tend to find that shopping with others makes it more successful. There are many ways to have success when shopping the second hand stores, and my two biggest tips are look at all the sizes and don’t be in a hurry.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit
Coat: Purchased in Turkey (similar here this one IS reversible)~~Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~Shoes: Target-thrifted (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit
Since my mom is the queen of matching, she wore her brown jeans with her leopard print coat. And she even wore her leopard sneakers too.
This jacket was purchased in Turkey when my mom was traveling with a group every year. It’s her favorite way to bring home souvenirs. The best thing about this coat is that it’s reversible. The other side is a tan leather.
How You Could Change This Outfit
Since the leopard coat is made of browns and blacks, you could also keep it matchy with black jeans or even your favorite black pants. One way to keep modern with your black jeans, is to try a pair of faux leather. If that seems too edgy, there are some that the leather is only on the front portion.
There are also some that are coated which looks like leather. As a cat owner, I can tell you the advantage of these are they don’t collect pet hair!! Which means they are worth their weight in gold.
And the scarf was handmade by her step mother years and years ago. It’s about 6 foot long and works fabulously in the winters to wrap around and keep warm.
Notice that my mom’s earrings are even leopard. The pair I linked to is even reversible which is brilliant.
I have to thank this passerby-er for the idea to pose us in the above photo. Don, came by and said he had an idea for a great photo and helped us come up with this!! He used to be a photographer, so it was SO nice to have his expertise!!
Tips & Tricks
For some reason, I always love to have a coat that stands out more than your basic black. Considering we have to wear them daily, at least here in Denver, I like them to have character. And if you like the leopard print coats, then you’ll be happy to know they are everywhere.
Just remember that leopard is considered a neutral. That’s because it’s a combination of black and brown. And you know how those colors go with everything.
Still thinking that it’s too much print in a coat? If I’ve learned anything in this journey, it’s the fact that it never hurts to try the thing you are most afraid of. And when it comes to clothes, that means get one that is not very expensive to try it out first. Which means don’t worry about which store you are buying it from. Yes, you can get clothes from Forever 21!
I’m so glad to report that you should be able to Pin these images to your own Pinterest now. Except the first one. So I’d love it if you help me out and pin away!
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