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Back in September, eternal Golden Peacock and fashion editor Giovanna Engelbert broke out a head-to-toe leopard-print ensemble for the first day of New York Fashion Week. She paired a leopard-print DVF wrap dress with matching leopard-print platform sandals and a mini bag, setting the tone for the rest of the month’s street style. In London and Paris we saw patchwork leopard and color-blocked leopard, leopard coats, and leopard vests. Dressing like a big cat was back in a big way.
You don’t have to be a fashion editor to wear this look in your day-to-day life. Just choose one statement piece to work with the rest of your fall clothes, like a leopard coat. Don’t worry about it clashing with other prints like plaid and tartan — right now, contrasting patterns and textures feel especially chic. Scroll below for the best leopard coats and jackets under $250.
For That Funky In-Between Weather
The Edgy One
If You’re Over Brown Leopard
Last year was the season of the puffer coat, and this winter will likely be the same. This one from Asos is a fun choice if you’re over the typical brown leopard palette.
For the Peacoat Lover
The One for Snowstorms
The One You Can Wear to Work
The Faux-Fur Budget Buy
The Wallflower Version of Leopard
The Fashion-Editor Version
The Sporty One
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