How To Wear A Leopard Print Jacket Like A Fashion Editor
Once in a while I’ll flirt with zebra stripes or dabble in Dalmatian spots, but if there is one animal print that has a secure place in my heart, it’s leopard. And while I consider the pattern practically a neutral, I know others have cringe-inducing leopard memories—Scary Spice anyone?—that keep them from embracing the look. But I promise the big-cat print can be downright chic when worn the right way.
Look 1: For Day
You may think leopard lends itself more to eveningwear, but the print can work just as well for day. Simply pair it with casual staples, like your favorite pair of jeans and a comfortable pair of flats.
What I Wore: Raquel Allegra Linen Long Jacket ($738) in Leopard; Roots Cropped Sorority Jacket ($260); Uniqlo Linen Blend T-Shirt ($13, 811.486.4756) in Orange; Citizens of Humanity Skyler Low Rise Crop Jeans ($258) in Legacy; Nasty Gal Serpentine Ponyhair Bucket Bag ($68); Catbird Jewelry Dollhouse Locket ($168) in Gold; Club Monaco Mino Woven Leather Belt ($70) in Dark Brown; Massimo Dutti Loafers ($155, 212.371.2555) in Burgundy; Catbird Jewelry Dark & Stormy Star Ring ($122); Bittersweets NY Teensy Evil Eye Ring ($350); Sarah Chloe Lily Solid Heart Necklace ($119); Prada Teddy Aviator-Style Sunglasses ($353).
Look 2: For Night
Your most basic LBD will look perfectly lovely under a leopard jacket, but choosing a cocktail dress with extra embellishments is a surefire way to make sure all eyes are on you.
What I Wore: Raquel Allegra Linen Long Jacket ($738) in Leopard; Parker Allegra Dress ($396); Zara High Heel Ankle Boot Sandals ($80); The 2Bandits North Star Ring ($98) in Antique Silver & Black Onyx; Bing Bang Moon Chandelier Earrings ($138) in Silver; Kotur clutch (similar style available here).