Leopard Coats for Women for a Casual Day
Quote of the day: “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” Laozi
The leopard coats for women trend is going strong everywhere you look. And even if you have a vintage one in your closet, they work just as well for a dressy occasion as they do for a casual day.
And recently I read an article that older women should wear animal prints in moderation. It made me shake my head in disbelief. Because why would the age of the woman even matter to the print of the coat? A great leopard jacket is a fabulous way to stand out and be noticed. We should all want that (at least most days–ha ha)
Rita of Not Only Twenty: I also wanted to showcase a photo that Rita shared with me on my Facebook page after she saw us wearing our leopard coats.
She’s almost 60 and I love that she’s embracing the leopard coats for women also!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I will admit that I tend to want to pair red with leopard prints as a contrast.
I gave the history of all our leopard coats in our dress up version post. But if you missed it, this baby was a Poshmark purchase.
Because of this I almost pulled out my red jeans, but my desire to wear these new red boots was stronger. Sure, I could have worn my red jeans and the red boots together, but then you wouldn’t notice the boots as much. And they are my recent favorites.
I also picked up this beret recently. My love of hats know no bounds lately, and the advantage of a beret is they can be packed in a suitcase for travel. They are also relative inexpensive as you can witness with this red one, black one, or even leopard one.
I’ve really been enjoying thrift shopping more and more since I’ve been co-hosting the #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram.
I picked up the buffalo plaid shirt from our local store, The Paper Chandelier, when I had my birthday rewards. The best thing is they have started to sell some of their items online too. And the red purse was a second hand find a couple of years ago from Goodwill.
Truth be known, my husband has never been a huge secondhand store fan. However, now that we are retired, he appreciates the deals a little more. It’s amazing what a large group of women you can find on Instagram that concentrate on showing their preloved purchases.
Let me also point out my newest hand knit creation. You may have seen it flat in my sentence a day post for December, but here it is on me. I’m very happy that I’ve been seeing fair isle sweaters making a comeback in the retail stores. Not that I wouldn’t wear this anyways, but how perfect for me to actually have one of my sweaters be in style.
I’ve always loved the fair isle design, as it reminds me of when the style was so popular when I was in college. Of course, if you haven’t kept your sweaters from those eras, then here’s one or here’s another that may be your new best friend.
Coat: thrifted (similar here)~~Jeans: (similar here)~~Cardigan: Hand knit by me (similar here)~~Top: thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Boo Hoo (here)~~Purse: Tommy Hilfiger-thrifted (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I love how Nancy chose to wear the color blue under her leopard coat.
We showed the fabulous blue lining in the dress up version already, but we had to show it again below. I think it’s a perfect example of how the leopard coats for women are really a neutral and can combine with almost every other color out there.
In the winter we tend to reach more for scarves to decorate our neckline, but I have to admit that statement necklaces are still going strong. The best part is you can purchase some wonderful, fun ones for very little money. For example, if you want to make a statement with fringe, neutral flowers, or colored stones, you have quite a choice out there.
Nancy purchased the earrings to match this necklace, but they were even longer at first. They had those blue leather pieces hanging off the ends, so we just removed them. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make items work for us, don’t you think?
The ankle boots here are from a shopping expedition back when I first started the blog.
I thought Nancy would get some great wear from them because they would go with her jeans so easily. I’ve talked about how it’s good to have the basic colors for our ankle boots like black and brown, but it’s also fun to have a not so basic color too.
Our local boutique, Trendz, which we’ve featured a couple of times on the blog was the resource for Nancy’s sweater and leggings. I actually wore the green version in the fall fashion style show, and it came with the hand warmers.
If you’re anything like me, then you used to wonder at the function of hand warmers. It’s usually my fingers that end up getting cold, and so how could these items be beneficial? Well, when we were shopping in Frisco, I finally figured out that you could layer these hand warmers over some plain gloves. Then you have 2 layers to keep you warm, and some prettiness over your plain gloves. Just call me a layering fool!
Just in case this layering of hand warmers idea is tickling your fancy, I found some really pretty ones available. There’s a red pair, a black & white pair and a print pair that would all look great over a black pair of gloves.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: It’s always amazing to me how my mom is so open to a certain style before it becomes trendy.
Take the leopard coats for women for example. She’s had her coat for over 8 years and it’s even a souvenir from her Turkey trip.
This specific coat is a reversible one, which I think is so advantageous for so many reasons. My mom does say, that the leopard part is hard to put on over knit items because of the texture. But how smart to have 2 coats in one.
Because of this, I had to research if there are many of these types of coats for sale, and if they are affordable. I found a couple that were interesting. There’s the furry version, the quilted version, a kimono version, a pink version, and a long version. I could see how this would be so functional if you have limited coat closet space, or if you travel a bunch.
Now let’s talk about my mom’s accessories.
As the matchy, matchy person that she is, she did put on her leopard gloves. Now even though they are a different color of leopard print, I think the gloves blend in with her darker pants.
Truthfully, what I really love is the pop of color with the yellow purse. As someone who has only started experimenting with different purses for different outfits, I’ve been amazed at how much fun it is to either match or contrast the purse.
Considering that most of us don’t consider what coat we will be wearing when we are getting dressed, I love that my mom didn’t “match” her outfit under the leopard coat.
I’m curious to know, how you all choose the coat you end up wearing for the day? Do you try to match to your outfit? I know, I take into account how heavy my coat is, but I also think about what colors I’m wearing.
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Since I featured leopard coats for women on the last post for your shopping pleasure, I decided to change it up with other leopard items.