Puffas, bombers, military jackets…the outerwear options are hardly in short supply. But there’s one style in particular that will always stay close to our hearts in the colder season: the leopard print coat.
Do leopard-print coats ever go out of fashion? We'd argue that they never do.
Thanks to the likes of modern muses Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, this particular coat or jacket is always a great way to make an outfit suddenly chicer. Jeans and a t-shirt? Ultimate cool-girl vibes. The perfect LBD? Outstanding. Over your pyjamas as you put out the bins? Suddenly you're dressed up.
There’s something instantly chic about a leopard-print cover-up that makes us feel part ‘60s rocker/part Alexa Chung/part Pat Butcher. And who can forget Elizabeth Taylor in that leopard print coat with matching hat? It’s the ultimate buy now, wear forever wardrobe staple that suits anyone, defying any trend. Fact.
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Whether you'll be digging your own vintage leopard prints out of storage or shopping for a fresh spin on fashion's most enduring trend, one thing's for sure: This year we've been covered in animal prints, and that's set to continue.
Keep scrolling to shop the leopard-print coats you need to see this season, from faux fur to lightweight trench coats.
the casual leopard print coat
Our Winter uniform right here: a leopard-print coat, a colourful jumper, jeans and black boots. Easy.
Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, €125, Topshop
the GOING OUT-OUT leopard print coat
A 'LBD' paired with a leopard print coat is the magic formula for timeless dressing.
Long Leopard Print Coat, €418, The Kooples
THE COOL GIRL LEOPARD PRINT COAT
For the ultimate ‘I Left My House In A Rush But Still, Look Amazing’ vibe? Drape over jeans and a white shirt. Throw on a thin black scarf to really sing home just how cool yet careless you truly are.
Debbie leather-trimmed leopard-print calf hair coat, €3,135, 16Arlington
THE OFFICE APPROPRIATE LEOPARD PRINT COAT
If you’re into your tailored pieces, this style is for you. Simple, sleek and perfect for winter commutes (maybe just pop on some tights), with a pencil skirt and court heels. Bonus points if they're matching.
Printed Trench Coat, €45.99, Stradivarius
THE pARTYWEAR FRIENDLY LEOPARD PRINT COAT
Leopard print and sequins go together like gin and tonic, cheese and onion, jeans and a nice top. There's no real logic to it but it just works and who are we to question it?
Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, €99.99, Mango
the wear-it-with-anything leopard print coat
A popular belief when it comes to wearing leopard print is to keep the rest of your outfit basic. We think not.
Animal Print Blazer With Rolled Up Sleeves, €49.95, Zara
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