LOST LEOPARD

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Today, for some strange reason, I dug through my wardrobe, reached right to the back and pulled out this lost leopard jacket/coat that I bought nearly 5 years ago. I used to wear it at college (and get laughed at, being called a ‘pimp’), which is funny because faux fur is super fashionable right now, as are oversized coats. That’s part of the reason I pulled it out – I’ve seen coats like this come back around and personally, I love them.

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Because the coat is quite big and bold, I like to team it with all black or all brown. I think gold goes really nicely with leopard print, so I found a T speckled in gold and threw a simple chain necklace on top.

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Though mainly gold, the necklace has little silver leaves. I think this breaks up the outfit a bit, as sometimes looking too matchy-matchy can appear naff.

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To me, this is a super casual outfit. I wouldn’t wear it to work or even on a day-date. Instead it’s the type of thing I would wear on the weekends, when I’m running errands and want to be comfortable.

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I think the coat could easily be dressed up, though. I’d wear it on top of a slinky black dress on a night out, with court shoes or pointed stilettos and a nice clutch.

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I’ve worn it previously with big statement earrings and hair up, and was complimented on how ‘glam’ I looked.

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It’s faux fur, but this doesn’t really reflect the way it looks. The fur is also short, which helps to make it looks silky and stay soft.

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I’ll probably be keeping this coat for a year or so longer, which is something I honestly didn’t think I’d say when I bought it. It was a spontaneous purchase, but one I’m pretty glad I made.

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It’s safe to say I’ve got my fair share of use out of it!

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Call me a hoarder, but I realised a long time ago that collecting clothes is a good idea. Fashion is always repeating itself and what may be outdated one week may become hot stuff the next.

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I’m wearing: Jeans: H&M | Top: Miss Selfridge | Boots: Forever 21 | Necklace: Primark.

What are you wearing today? Do you ever pull out old items that have gathered dust in your wardrobe?

Let me know using the comments section below!

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