When I think of animal prints I think fierce, fabulous, and untouchable. Animal prints have been popular for many reasons. In the past, animal prints were typically expensive and thought of as exotic, symbolizing status and wealth. These days many animal prints are made of faux fur and are accessible to everyone. While animal prints are statement pieces, we see them every season because they’re like neutrals and can be worn with just about anything.
As much as I love faux fur, this was my first leopard print coat purchase ever. I got this on sale from Zara (sold out now, but I’ve linked very similar styles below) and haven’t stopped wearing it since. While I own a pair of leopard print booties, I hadn’t purchased a leopard coat until now simply because I thought that the print would be too bold for me. Now having two leopard pieces in my wardrobe, I’ve don’t know why it took me so long to get on the leopard trend. To me, leopard print is the ultimate statement piece – like a red lip. It’s classic, chic, and instantly elevates an outfit.
While you will most likely never see me in a red lip, you will definitely see me in a leopard print. When I wear animal print, it’s usually with a monochrome outfit (a statement piece shouldn’t compete with other statement pieces so it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit basic or minimal). For this all black look, I chose the leopard coat to tie together the different elements of the distressed tee, the ripped jeans, and fishnet tights.
You may not be ready to take the leopard plunge with a coat, but I’ve put together some other leopard pieces from a subtle scarf or shoes to a full leopard dress to keep in your closet and pull out anytime you want to make a statement. Lucky for you, many of these items are on sale so grab them now. As I said, leopard print comes back every single year so purchase it now while it’s on sale, wear it for a few more weeks, then bring it back out next winter!
Coat | Zara (sold out) similar items here, here, here, here
Tee | Chaser Brand (sold out in black) in white here and similar here
Jeans | Lovers + Friends similar items here, here, and here
Belt | Hermes similar items here and here
Stockings | Nordstrom
Boots | Old similar items here, here, here, and here
Bag | Camelia Roma similar style here
A few leopard pieces to start collecting now:
I love a pop of leopard! it’s my favorite print
Girl, you look so on point! In love with the edgy pants and the leopard. I’m really into leopard and definitely when it’s combined the way you wear it.
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I love this coat!! And I’m obsessed with how you styled the fishnets under the jeans! You are amazing!! Love love love
I really love this one!! There have been some great leopard coats around lately, but this one has got to be one of the best. I would love to get one for our winter later on in the year. Such a good staple.
Thanks Jenelle. There are so many leopard options and I am happy I finally got this one from Zara on sale. There are many on sale right now too so nab one for your winter!
That jacket is so fierce. Love everything about this look!
Hi Eda, thank you so much!
Can never go wrong with a good leopard print to spice up any look! Your coat looks so cozy — perfect for the chilly weather lately. Btw, I’m loving how you styled those stockings under your distressed denim! xo, sharon
Thank you Sharon! I definitely agree – leopard is the way to go and it’s a good idea to have at least one leopard print in your closet!
LOVE this look babe! Obsess with leopard coat and how you mixed with he fishnet trend!!!
You have such a great style.
Hi Marcy and thank you! I think putting the fishnets under the jeans definitely made me more comfortable rocking the fishnets than wearing them just under a skirt or something. =)
I love the faux fur coat! You look so glamorous and warm in this luxe look. Just wondering why don’t you like wearing red lippy?
This leopard coat is definitely warm and I love the statement it makes. I can’t wear a red lippie because I just feel like it’s so bold and even though it’s my own thing, I feel like a clown. But who knows, maybe one day…
Leopard print is definitely in this season! That coat is absolutely fabulous on you and I feel like all you need is a statement coat for the winter and you’re good to go!
Leopard is totally in! And I feel like it comes back every season so it’ll be in again next year as well. A great leopard coat like this is perfect as a statement piece and there are so many available for under $100!
Ahh I know the feeling babe!! I too never own anything animal printed because I always feel it might be too bold on me, especially because i’m so tiny it might drown me out! But you are seriously WORKING that coat!! It looks so good on you, I love big statement pieces like this – it just gives the outfit the right amount of attention it needs. Such a great look !
You definitely would rock this coat or any animal print for that matter. It would look amazing with your vibrant hair!
I’m obsessed with all of the layering! I love how you put the fishnets underneath the ripped jeans, it’s a great look for you!
Hi Jordan! Thank you babe. I was hesitant about wearing fishnets to be honest, but layering them under distressed jeans makes it trendy but also not overtly sexy so even a mom like me can pull them off!
I am always such a sucker for the leopard print… I love how you styled it with an all black outfit 🙂 That fishnet detail under your distressed denim is also to die for! <3
You rock anything you wear Jessi, but I definitely love a great leopard piece!
You look so fabulous and chic, Christine! This print definitely adds so glam to the outfit and without it wouldn’t be the same. I do not own one yet, hopefully in the near future :)))
Happy weekend!!! xx, Gina
Awww thanks Gina, you are always so sweet! Leopard is like fur – instantly ups your game. Get some pieces now while they go on sale!
It’s a statement piece this coat. Timeless and luxurious.
I love mine, too (recent pubblicated on the blog) Mine is from 2-3 years ago but as a new.
I’M according with you to match w monocrome colors to valorize more the print.
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Yes, I saw that you have a very similar one and thought you actually got it this season. I think it is the ultimate coat to have to make a statement.
You definitely look so fierce in this outfit today!! The leopard print coat definitely looks really nice on you and I’m seriously considering to get one of my own.
Thanks Atsuna! You totally need to get one especially while they are on sale!
You’re totally channeling that fierce diva in the leopard coat, babe! I totally agree with leopard prints are very bold and loud, it’s better to let there be only one statement piece in the outfit while sporting animal prints. I love how you cleverly incorporated the fishnet trend with animal print 🙂
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Thank you so much Ankita! Leopard is the ultimate statement piece and I think everyone should have at least one leopard print in their wardrobe!
those jeans have the holes in the right spots! and combined with the tights, ugh! so good! I have a leopard print coat thats on repeat this season, but I love it! it works with so many pieces 🙂
There’s probably no other fashion trend I love right now as much as the leopard print! I think guys can pull it off as well (at least I am) and hope it will stay in fashion for a long time. That leopard print coat you’re wearing is simply stunning! So I’m glad you got your hands on it! 🙂
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Really Love your Outfit, Leopard print my Fav, always is a Good Choice:)
You Look Amazing in everything:) Ripped Jeans super Chic with your Coat:)
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Girl! I love this entire look! The leopard is so stunning and I absolutely adore the way you layered these tights under your denim! Super stylish and so good! Have a great weekend beautiful!
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I am so in love with this outfit Christine! Everything just goes so nicely together, especially those boots and those tights with those jeans. You always slay though girl, no surprise there!
Lovely outfit! I rarely ever approach animal prints, but the way you styled it looks really nice. 🙂
I am such a sucker for anything animal print and totally agree with everything you said about that jacket, a great statement piece for sure. I would totally love to own that in my closet too!! The whole outfit is perfection.
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Once again you have raised the bar on style and fashion blogging in general. I absolutely agree about a leopard coat being like a coat of red lipstick, which I do wear quite often, and I love how you always own your own look and style – utilizing a classic in your own way.
Thank you so much for including links to similar coats and your advice about letting the statement piece be the focal point of the outfit.
This coat looks fab on you! I love the whole look, it’s very bold and brave yet elegant at th same time. And I’m happy that we can enjoy th animal prints a couple more season, while it’s still a trend.
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Literally obsessed with this look babe!! Im sooooo in love with this coat!! actaully Im in love with the WHOLE outfit!! Head to toe perfection girl!! xxx
Sun a fun coat! I’m a firm believer that animal prints are neutrals and belong in everyone’s closet LOL. Love this look!
Oh! I saw the same leopard printed coat from Zara here in Singapore too but was hesitant to get it since it’s summer all year round here. You look awesome in leopard prints btw Christine!
Yaaaassss girl!! You look amazing in that coat! Leopard print is such a classic and timeless piece to have in one’s wardrobe. I can never have enough leopard print items in my closet. I love how it instantly adds a touch of glamor to any look so effortlessly.
Leopard print is a very close second to my favorite print, stripes, and I wear it constantly. I love all the pieces you linked and the gorgeous way you styled your coat! Just beautiful!
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I’m seriously in love with this outfit! I love the tight fishnet stockings under those rip jeans and you seriously look so fabulously chic. That coat fits just perfectly on you as if it were made for your body.
Love how your balanced out the flamboyance of the leopard print coat with the other pieces in your outfit! Especially loving the whole fishnets under shredded denims look!
Thanks Cinddie! I figured adding the fishnets under the denim would be the most subtle way to wear them. =)
This entire look is just so damn chic and those boots are to die for. I actually love animal prints and think you look amazing in leopard and you definitely should try a red lippy!
This outfit is +100 to self confidence; you look so fierce, powerful and feminine
This is far too good, girl! Love everything here, especially the amazing Leo fur jacket and the fishnets!
Thanks Sarah-Allegra, the leopard definitely is the statement piece of this look and such a great bargain!
I really love this animal print coat. I will check my local Zara store to see if they have a similar pair. And your boots are stunning! I am in love!
Yes I hope they still have it at the store! It was such a good deal at under $100 and you will definitely get lots of wear out of it!
I have the same coat and i love it.
Isn’t it the best Rachel?!
I bought a leopard print faux fur coat a few years back and I was surprised why I had waited so long to get one too. So I know how you feel! It’s such a great pop of print with a monochrome look. I love wearing it with all black too. And your jeans with those fishnets are perfection. You always look so chic, even when you’re dressed down 🙂
Isn’t that funny that we realize it only after we purchase it? Now I want everything leopard hehe! Thank you so much Yasmin, you are always so sweet!
WOW i love anything leopard and you sure outdid it all! It looks so good on you, that coat is too beautiful not to have. I need one in my closet as we speak! I love your style, super chic and very elegant! Can you give me your clothes!? Thanks for sharing babe!
You are the sweetest Linh! Thank you for all your kind words. I’m glad you are fond of the leopard print as I am!
I love this look, your style is amazing 🙂 great post thanks for sharing!
Thank you Camille, I admire your amazing style as well.
You are seriously the coolest!! I just love how you style everything. This look is gorgeous, you kill it in every type of look! Happy Valentine’s Day Christine!
You’re so sweet Amy! Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day as well babe!
Soooo, I am completely in love with this outfit <33 Leopard print is my all time favorite, and the denim over fishnets is just impeccable styling 🙂
That means a lot coming from you Samantha since I think your style is so fashion forward and always makes a statement. Thank you!
I’m still weary of leopard prints because it’s so bold, but you are really rocking it girl!! I agree that statement pieces shouldn’t compete with other statement pieces. I love your leggings underneath the distressed jeans too. You’re always so stylish!
You could totally rock leopard babe and honestly there are so many variations of leopard that are even subtle and not as bold as the traditional print. I say, go for it!
This is such a cool outfit! The jacket looks fabulous on you!
Thank you Yvonne. I like that it is edgy and also bold!
This coat is from Zara? Christine, seriouly it looks like it would cost me an arm and a leg the way you styled it ! It’s such a statement coat! You look absolutely stunning with it !
Yes it totally is and it was under $100! Thank you Jessie!
Love this look dear! Leopard will forever be my fav!
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Thanks Floortje. I guess you were on the trend before I was and now we are both hooked! =)
This look is so cool and chic. I love how you style everything. x
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Thank you so much Ann-Marie. I hope you are having a great week so far!
Loving that coat especially with those jeans! I need them in my life.
Thank you Jacqueline! I love this coat too (hehe) and the more distressed the jeans, the more leg room. Lol!
Love everything about this look 🙂 xx
Thanks Jasna! Have a great weekend babe!
I adore your style. You always look amazing. That jacket, belt & booties are the perfect touches to all black. And the stockings add a cool touch too !
Hi Gracie! Thanks so much. I like that wearing all black doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Mixing different textures makes it fun too!
I’m actually very happy that people respect animals more specially rare one and not make luxurious fur coat for wealth show-out. Faux Fur can be fun and stylish! Love how you styled it!
So true Diana. I think faux fur is way more fun since it can be different colored as well.
YOU BABE!! What a beautiful coat!! I love leopard print as an accent just as you’ve styled it. I love Zara for their amazing pieces. This whole look is perfect and you are beautiful as always! xx, Adelina
I totally agree – you styled this outfit so beautifully with the faux fur jacket! I always love seeing your outfits on my feed and here 🙂 Rock on!
I’ve always been scared of buying this leopard kind of print as my coat or any outfit that is an animal print, for that matter as I find it too bold too! But the selections you’ve provided are just stunning pieces. I’m even considering getting one for myself . just too bad this coat is no longer available in Zara. you look amazing in anything tho Christine!
I love this coat on you. The leopard print is awesome. I have one in white since I hardly wear caramel tones and don’t pull them off as well as you do. The stockings are amazing and you finished it off with the best accessories! You look amazing!
I am obsessed with your jeans, like seriously. I’m like I have to get her outfit.
Absolutely love this fur jacket! My boss has t he same one and the fit is just amazing!
Those jeans are baller!
Christine, I absolutely love this look, that coat is everything!
Gorgeous look! you look fab
Thank you so much Eva!
Adore this coat. It looks beautiful!
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