Friday, 29 November 2013

Winter Votes : The Leopard Coat

With the temperatures steadily dropping day by day, the need for a chic winter coat that encompasses both style and substance is becoming more and more apparent. Queue: the Leopard Coat. Jungle spots in warm hues feel strangely at home in dreary London town; making this trend a popular one.

The Leopard coat takes shape in many forms, my favourite being oversized. Winter has taken to the Maculin-FĂ©minin trend in a big way; menswear inspired womenswear storming the catwalks at fashion week. Something about big boxy silhouettes on petit frames proves to be both incredibly flattering and chic - making the trend a design favourite.

When thinking of leopard print, images of the 80s spring to mind - however the statement print is timeless; gathering quite an A-list following (including thrice award winning style maven Alexa Chung). The leopard coat is not just limited to fluffy fur (or faux fur) but also comes in sleeker mink versions as seen in Burberry's winter collection.

(Left Kate Moss, Right Alexa Chung)

Team your bold outer layer, with basic neutral colours - black works best - for an effortless way to liven any outfit.  The beauty of the leopard coat is the instantaneous lift it gives to an outfit; without appearing too 'try-hard'.

Here are some of my favourite highstreet leopard print picks of the season (if like myself the £22,000 burberry mink version is just out of reach) :

Thanks For Reading!
Mel x 

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