As much as I love my statement winter coats, I’m glad I have my classic black coat to fall back on, especially when I’m wearing striking dresses and accessories.
In my opinion, every girl should own an empire line coat, which is a high waisted coat, emphasized by a horizontal seam. The reasons why are simple:
- The high waist creates the illusion of endlessly long supermodel legs
- The girly shape of the coat takes years off your age
- The A shaped coat looks great both with dresses / skirts and trousers
Pair a black, classic coat with sexy animal print accessories that pop and stand out! Subtle, understated coats and dresses just scream for an injection of glamour with a sexy snakeskin bag. After all, 2013 is the Chinese year of the snake.
I am wearing: High waisted black coat from Max & Co, ankle boots from Goertz, scallop mock collar from COS and tights from Falke. Make sure the faux python print is made of good quality like my leather bag from Alberta Ferretti or you’ll look like Kim Kardashian!
The old cliche that leopard and animal prints are vulgar has been refuted by many style icons. Quite the opposite, leopard print is a timeless wardrobe staple, as referenced in my favourite style bible “Paris Street Style” by Isabelle Thomas and Frederique Veysset.
Low quality, worn out materials make leopard print look cheap, hence we like our favourite leopard pattern on cashmere jumpers, fake fur coats, trench coats, woolen or silk scarves, elegant loafers, pumps and bags.
Rebel: With my short animal print jacket from Maison & Scotch, I’m only wearing skinny jeans. At first I paired the jacket with boyfriend jeans but soon dismissed this ensemble as it made me look terrible. Short, boxy jackets only look good on me teamed with skinny jeans, other shapes just don’t work.
Romantique: If you are afraid or unsure of animal prints, try wearing animal accessorieses like a bag or scarf. Take a simple, black coat and a snake print bag and turn around your whole outfit! I only ever wear animal patterned jumpers with skirts to give it a girly twist.
My snake print bag is from Alberta Ferretti, leopard jumper and woolen skirt from Max & Co, gloves from Ugg, scallop collar from COS, ankle boots from Goertz.
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