How to Style a Leopard Coat: With Boyfriend Jeans & Brogues

Leopard & black coat with boyfriend jeans
Okay, so I think this may the final hurrah for my leopard coat this year.

It was needed last weekend because it felt like winter again for a few days (in fact we had torrential hailstones the same day), but it did give me the chance to pair it with baby blue which I’ve been wanting to do all winter.

I think a great way to tone down the potential “tartiness” of a large block of leopard print is to go for the masculine chic look – I went with a blue gingham shirt, my husband’s sweater, boyfriend jeans and black patent brogues. Take away the coat and it’s all very mannish (that’s the way I like it), but then it’s feminised to some extent with the pop of red in the bag and my lipstick.

I know a few bloggers who do the masculine chic look really well (Daniella I’m looking at you!) so I think their style has rubbed off on me a little.

What about you – do you embrace the man in you at all, or do you like touches of it in, say, boyfriend jeans or a good brogue? Do let me know in the comments!

Leopard & black coat
Leopard & black coat with boyfriend jeans & brogues
Leopard coat & baby blue

Coat: Zara | Shirt: Marks & Spencer | Sweater: Borrowed from the husband | Jeans: La Redoute | Brogues: Asos | Bag: Asos | Sunglasses: Asos

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  1. 1 April 2014 / 11:31 pm

    I love tomboyish looks, dear Catherine…but I'm definitely a little afraid of going too masculine!! So yes – I almost always make sure I have an overtly feminine piece in there somewhere to help balance things out!! That's not to say that I don't admire "masculine-chic" on other women (and besides, your pretty braid and red lip give plenty of girly flourish to your outfit here!!) πŸ˜‰

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Hmm I think having at least one feminine thing is the key, Monika, whatever it may be! Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. 1 April 2014 / 7:25 am

    Hello,Ciao…great Masculine chic look,the Leopard coat is stunning on you & also the Shoes!

  3. 31 March 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Thank you for being sooooooooooooo wonderfullllllllllll

  4. 31 March 2014 / 11:26 am

    I love this styling Catherine. x

  5. 31 March 2014 / 10:28 am

    Hehe, well yes, I think it's fair to say I'm a fan on androgynous styling πŸ˜€ Catherine, you look so freaking chic! I love the masculine twist you've given this gorgeous leopard print coat, that I still love sooo much!

    Take care and wishing you a great week,
    Daniella xox

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:17 pm

      You're the total inspiration, Daniella!! Thank you so much as always x

  6. 31 March 2014 / 5:35 am

    Serious brogue envy going on here as I type. Love the outfit Catherine. Well, I seriously think you can make anything look beautiful, it's not the outfit, it's the wearer. :-).

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:17 pm

      Elsie that's such a nice thing to say!! Thank you thank you x

  7. 31 March 2014 / 1:01 am

    Love this look. The brogues, to me, take it to the next level in a way that heels would not.

  8. 30 March 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Love the whole look…I just packed away my leopard coat…but I love those shoes!!

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:16 pm

      I think my coat is going away very soon, Pam! Thank you my lovely x

  9. 30 March 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Oh, yes . that coat is totally fabulous!


  10. 30 March 2014 / 6:52 pm

    I am always surprised how many colours work so well with leopard: red, blue, yellow etc.
    And yes, my eyes got used to the man-outfit so I have a few myself, but not many. Without long hair I find it more difficult to "do" this.

  11. 30 March 2014 / 6:15 pm

    I've embraced the man in me since I was born! πŸ˜€ I'm pretty sure that I should have been born a boy.
    Love this coat, the print, the fit the length- perfection! And I'm madly in love with your braid *_*

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:16 pm

      Haha I like that, Keit! I can imagine you in this coat πŸ™‚

      Thank you sweetie x

  12. 30 March 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Wonderful juxtaposition of glam and down-to-earth! Love the brogues, xox.

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