good morning, ladies. it’s the first monday of the first month in 2021. let’s seize the day, the month, and the year. and if we’re going to do all three, we might as well throw in a leopard coat that’s classic, timeless, and all sorts of fun. it makes a statement all on its own. leopard is classic and timeless, you ask? if you take a page from style icons from years gone by like jackie kennedy or audrey hepburn, you will see them spotted in leopard. pardon the pun. fashion can be fickle, but not when it comes to leopard or any animal print for that matter. why? because they act like neutrals. take a look at this leopard coat. it’s brown, beige, and black, a neutral palette indeed but with a little edge. so today we’re going to see how to wear leopard with glen plaid, another timeless and classic pattern.
if you’re taking baby steps with your style, you might want to start with small doses of this classic print. add a leopard scarf, shoes, or boots even a leopard handbag or belt to your wardrobe to try it on for size. animal print accessories are just as eye-catching as a coat.
today, i’m sporting this oh so affordable leopard coat from Walmart last seen here. the first go-round, i dressed the coat down with blue jeans and a red sweater. the second time around, i’m dressing the coat up with classic wardrobe staples that work well from nine-to-five or even a weekend brunch. a black turtleneck is paired with glen plaid pants from Ralph Lauren (old, similar here). for contrast, i threw on a croc-embossed belt that adds texture and polish. brown suede boots (old, similar here, here, and here) go perfectly with the glen plaid pants, but black would be a good choice too. footwear is an easy component to change. and to chase away the chill with pizazz, the leopard coat is the pièce de résistance to this ootd. anyone notice the subtle pattern mix? yes, it’s perfectly fine to combine patterns. in fact, this simple tactic keeps the outfit modern and fresh. while many handbags will go with this neutral palette, i chose a simple camera bag from J.Crew with a pop of red. leopard and red go together like peanut butter and jelly.
happy monday, gang!