Coat: New Look | Jumper: M&S | Skinny jeans: Miss Selfridge | Boots: Primark
Okay, so I know this outfit isn’t the most weather appropriate, but come on, it is the UK; I’m sure the recent warm weather will disappear as quickly as it’s appeared…
When it comes to my own personal style (which tends to change on a day-to-day basis), more often or not I follow the following mantras: ‘more is more’, and ‘the louder, the better’. This is something that is clearly evidenced in my love of all things leopard print, and I own an abundance of jackets, shoes, and other items all emblazoned with my favourite print.
However, I’m well aware that knowing how to style leopard print can be a bit of a challenge (this coat sure does attract a lot of attention), so I thought I’d share my top tips…
It sounds simply, but you should try to make the leopard printed piece the focus point of the outfit. This can be easily achieved by pairing the print with black or dark grey, as well as pieces in other block colours (as I have done). I think this M&S jumper works particularly well as it’s not too fussy; it’s a neutral shade of pink, and although it has a subtle ribbed effect, it isn’t so obvious that it clashes with the leopard print.
As the leopard print coat is pretty fluffy and oversized, I decided to opt for a pair of dark skinny jeans and black chunky heeled to add a bit of shape and structure to the outfit. I must have bought this coat around 4 years ago now, and it’s one of my favourite pieces. It’s just so easy to chuck on over what would otherwise be a simple outfit and it has truly lasted the test of time (and many washes).
It must have only cost around me £40 at the most, and considering it’s still in very good condition, it wasn’t bad value for money in the long-run! I definitely feel like New Look do some great affordable outerwear.
What are your thoughts on leopard print? What’s your favourite way to style it?