See how to style an animal print coat
Max Mara zebra print ponyhair coat, Hipstik pantyhose, Parada crocodile pumps, DIY belt, Rebecca Collins necklace (all own) and bootneck LBD c/o Covered Perfectly
Contents
  1. Animal print coats are a big trend for fall
  2. What’s the right length for a coat?
  3. Which shoes work with an animal print coat?
  4. 280th Top of the World Style linkup party

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Animal print coats are a big trend for fall

The other day, I saw a leopard print coat in the window display at a local store. I remembered having seen animal print coats in reports and movies of fall/winter fashion week. Since it’s a big trend this cold season, it’s worth a post how to style animal print coats. Well, of course, it differs by print.

  • Leopard print can be styled like a neutral when in the cats natural colors. See this post for more on how to style neutrals.
  • Snake print is a perennial classic. Thus, when investing in the trend and chosing snake print, go for a classic cut so you can wear your coat for years to come. See this post for more on how to wear snake print.
  • Zebra or tiger is sort of exotic and an evergreen. This post features how to style a zebra coat.

What’s the right length for a coat?

When it’s warm enough to you wear the coat open, you won’t need a scarf. However, you have to coordinate you outfit with the coat. No matter whether you button your coat or not, the coat’s hem should be either 3-4 inch (7.5 to 10 cm) shorter than the hem of your dress or skirt or cover your skirt or dress completely. If the coat is shorter than what you wear underneath, your have to coordinate your coat with your outfit as well. Recall your outerwear is an outfit too. See this post for more on styling your outerwear.

style blogger in LBD pantyhose DIY belt boxy coat

side view fall outfit with brown black zebra print coat

influencer in fall outfit with coat, pantyhose, heels, dress, bucket bag
Max Mara zebra print ponyhair coat, Hipstik pantyhose, Parada crocodile pumps, DIY belt, Rebecca Collins necklace (all own) and bootneck LBD c/o Covered Perfectly

 

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Which shoes work with an animal print coat?

This question has no one sentence answer. If the coat is for spring pumps are best. For fall booties, pumps or boots work. In winter, booties or boots are best. Not matter which of the three seasons, footwear in the background color of the coat are best. Other colors to try are those of the print. You can also try a different color for your shoes, when you wear tights in the same color as your shoews. When wearing pantyhose you may try two-color shoes like in the lotd. In the example outfit, one color picks up the color of the legs, the other the brown of the zebra.

 

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280th Top of the World Style linkup party

Welcome to the farthest north fashion and style linkup party. I am glad you are here. The favorites of the last party were:

Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea in black leggings and pink top
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Lizzie in black maxi dress with polka dots
Lizzie from Lizzie in Lace became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post.
Suzy Turner in New York fashion week inspired white maxi skirt, black top, leather jacket and sneakers
Suzy Turner from Suzy Turner became the Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. thestylesplash

    I love your coat! I’m a big fan of animal print!

    Emma xxx

  2. aquamarinastyle

    I am loving these animal print coats, Nicole! You style them beautifully!

    xx Darlene

  3. Your animal print jacket looks wonderful. These are some excellent tips.

  4. Love this coat and it looks NICE and cozy!!! I got a leopard coat last fall and I always get compliments when I wear it.

    Carrie

  5. mireilleftm

    I love statement coats! This is is such a nice length and pattern!

  6. Tatiana Moskatova

    I love that animal printed coat, and the way you styled it! It is a great outfit for fall!

    Tatiana

  7. dousedinpink

    I can’t get enough of the animal print trend. Your coat is gorgeous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  8. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, this coat is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for hosting.

    Shelbee

  9. Amy Johnson

    What a great coat and I love how you styled it.

  10. Nadine FeiNadine

    Wow, so ein wunderschönes, feminines Outfit, liebe Nicole! Du siehst darin bezaubernd aus!

    Der animal print Mantel ist ein Traum und die Kombination mit dem schwarzen Kleid und den traumhaften crocodile Pumps ist einfach perfekt. Ich gebe Dir völlig recht, dass der Mantel entweder 7 bis 10 cm kürzer als das Kleid oder der Rock sein der dessen Saum ganz bedecken sollte.

    Liebe Grüße aus Wien,
    Nadine

  11. I do love animal print and have one artificial leopard print coat. Lots of great tips here – thanks so much. Have a great rest of the week.

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