Edited Classics: The leopard coat

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Coat, vintage (see others below) | Jumper, J Crew | Bag, Jigsaw | Trainers, Seven Boot Lane

I am very much a leopard kind of a gal. In fact, since I was a teenager, birthday and Christmas gifts from friends and family alike have all been of a feline nature.

Recently it had to stop – there are only so many cushions one can stuff on to a sofa and to be honest, leopard home wear isn’t really my bag.

But recently I had a lot of comments after wearing this coat on Instagram and realised that finding a good leopard coat is high up on the radar for many of us.

My leopard (faux, thanks very much) is a very, very old find that I bought on my travels to Portland, Maine about fifteen years ago. (In six inches of snow. But that’s another story).

For me, it’s used as a neutral, so in the same way I might wear a pair of metallic shoes. Ie, with everything.

A great leopard coat is a fashion classic that just works, whether you’re teaming it with denim or over a smart office look. Clash it with florals? Great! Mash it up with stripes? Yes!

With all that in mind – and because I know there are a lot of leopard lovers out there – here are some of my favourites available RIGHT NOW.

 

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1: Topshop | 2: Malene Birger at Net A Porter | 3: Ganni at ASOS | 4: Marks & Spencer | 5: Mango | 6: The Kooples at Stylebop

 

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  • Comments ( 12 )

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    Little Brown Bird

    Love this blog post! I’ve just taken the plunge and ordered my first leopard print faux fur coat. (It’s Per Una but don’t tell anyone ;))

    LBB X

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      Erica

      Yay! Welcome to the gang! (And per una do some great things, you sometimes just need to give it a good edit!) x

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        Little Brown Bird

        This is true! There are some real gems if I get over my Per Una prejudice and take a closer look πŸ™‚ x

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          Erica

          And ignore the lime green tartan! πŸ™‚

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            Little Brown Bird

            So I collected the coat, had a crisis of confidence and got a refund. Then this week, my M&S loyalty vouchers arrived and a 30% discount for Black Friday, so I ordered the coat again as a birthday present to myself. Confidence restored πŸ˜‰

            LBB x

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            Erica

            Yippee! Very happy to hear the leopard crisis has been averted! I think it will cheer you up every morning x

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    Lisa Gray

    I love this look! I would never have thought to team leopard with stripes and trainers but it just works so well. Amazing!
    Lisa x

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      Erica

      Thanks Lisa! Honestly, once you think about it as a neutral, you’ll be wearing it with everything! x

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    Julia

    It’s good no leopard was hurt during the making of this coat. Really nice one, you get some attention while wearing it.

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    victoria

    Love the Coat. xx

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    Aleasha

    You look fab, love the leopard and stripe combo! So please to have found your lovely blog! The per una comments make me laugh. πŸ˜€

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      Erica

      Thanks so much Aleasha! So pleased you found me xx

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