WhatIWore: I have a lot of leopard in my closet. Whether it’s a coat, scarf or pair of shoes, an animal print easily takes a basic outfit and makes it a lot more bold. I bought my first leopard coat (faux and vintage!) online six years ago and have been loving it every since! I fact, it’s so well worn that the lining needs repair, so when I saw another version for a bargain in an antique store, I went for it. Here are four ways I’ve styled them over the years. See more leopard outfits from my archives here.
- Make sure the listing says the coat comes from a smoke free home. My first coat did not and took me a long time to get the smell out (I tried everything from dry cleaning to baking soda and finally threw it in the washer)
- Vintage sizes are different from modern sizes, so double check the garment measurements against a coat that fits you well.
- Remember that sixties’ styles often feature boxy silhouettes and bracelet length (read: short) sleeves. Keep that in mind if the garment isn’t shown on a model.
Editor’s Note: This week has been crazy! Bad weather and a baby in a growth spurt mean I just haven’t been able to get out and do outfit photos. In the meantime, join me in a walk down memory lane as I highlight some of my favorite looks from this week last year (and earlier!) Want even more? Check out my FULL GALLERY from the past five years of outfit photos! Click any image to see the full post or see what’s up in real time via my instagram or facebook pages.
WhatIWore: Any chance I have to “get ready” while Adam watches Felix, I take it. Yesterday me and my son had a busy day out (read more below) and this is what I wore. It was a crisp morning and I always love the first day of the season to wear tights and layer up!