Hold Please—This New Item Might Be the Next Leopard Slip Skirt


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You know it. You saw it everywhere. Heck, you might have even bought it. That's right, I'm talking about that leopard-print silk midi skirt. "The Naomi" by Réalisation Par more or less won 2018 (and this year). You couldn't thumb through Instagram or walk down the street without seeing the spotted stunner (or one of its many iterations from brands like & Other Stories, H&M, and so on. Rightfully so—the staple's on-trend pattern (can't go wrong with animal print) and forward shape (a modern twist on a '90s silhouette) made it a wardrobe front-runner for a reason. While the look is still going strong, there's another leopard item that seems to also be taking the spotlight (lol). It seems I can't go a day scrolling through IG without spotting (there I go again) a leopard jacket—especially Anine Bing's leopard Flynn jacket.

The topper, which debuted earlier this summer, skews on the higher end in terms of price point, but it's an investment outerwear piece that does have longevity. You could honestly wear it all season and beyond thanks to its trend-forward nature with the slouchy fit and ability to pair flawlessly with even the simplest of outfits thanks to its statement flair. It's no wonder the fashion scene continues to gravitate toward the item for fall.

To show you what I mean, I gathered a few of my favorite 'fits featuring the jacket in question, complete with fall styling tips. Naturally, you can also shop the must-have below. (Please note, the topper actually sold out on Shopbop while I was writing this story.) Bonus! Keep on scrolling to find other just-as-stylish leopard-print fall jackets if you're into something just a bit different. I also included the famous leopard skirt at the end in case you still have your eye on it.

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The designer herself proves the Flynn is the ultimate off-duty staple paired with distressed jeans, a blouse, and ballet flats.

Shop the must-have jacket:

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Break up an all-black fit by tossing on the animal-print stunner to complete your fall vibe.

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Sure, the leopard may be statement-making on its own, but that doesn't mean you still can't have fun with accessories. Layer on necklaces and an on-trend belt bag for a forward look.

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Throw the topper over your favorite graphic tee and add your go-to jeans to keep your weekend game feeling fresh.

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Give that sleek skirt-and-tee ensemble a little something extra with the touch of leopard.

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While seemingly more casual with the slouchy shape, the jacket can feel totally dressed up teamed with a dress and a polished bag.

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Give this piece a whirl at the office by wearing it with a stylish LBD and eye-catching booties.

Now, shop more leopard jackets:

Still want the famous leopard slip skirt? Shop it here:

Next, check out stylish ways to pair dresses with jackets in 2019.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.