What to wear with a leopard-print coat

Ermigahd, how is it August already! Spring seemed to drag and now we are blitzing through summer, which is actually fine with me, because I can't wait for autumn. September and October are generally the warmest, clearest, most glorious months here in San Francisco, but first we have to make it through Fogust. And in case you were wondering why I'm wearing a coat (albeit a lightweight one) in the middle of summer, that's why. Generally, it's foggy until midday, at which point the sun comes out for a few hours, then by mid-afternoon, the wind picks up and the fog rolls back in. And now that you know way more about San Francisco's weather conditions than you ever wanted to, let's delve into the outfit. 

You've seen this Ganni coat multiple times before (last with culottes) and I'm happy to say that they've brought it back for fall. It's not only super chic (Ganni makes the best leopard print around, if you ask me), but it's a great transitional weight—it's lined, so it keeps you warm, but it's breathable and still on the lighter side. I love how it has a slight cocoon-like shape and bracelet-length sleeves—it's kind of '60s in feel—and while the print is definitely bold, I always argue that leopard print is a neutral, and it goes with everything. This coat is cut pretty generously, which is great for layering bulkier items like sweaters underneath; I'm in my usual size 38. 

While this coat does go with anything (really!), I decided to keep the rest of my outfit pretty neutral. I'm actually wearing a long-sleeve tee underneath (yes, again, even in summer), and I've had this one for ages—it's T by Alexander Wang, and I love how lightweight and slinky (yet not see-through) it is. His knits last a lifetime and are well worth the investment! I think this line is back after being in limbo for awhile, and I've linked a similar style below. 

As I've noted in the last few posts, I've put on a few pounds, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing white jeans, especially since this Old Navy pair has these amazing stretchy pockets that hold you in like a pair of Spanx. I bought these last summer (you last saw them with white ankle boots) and they're still going strong, so yay Old Navy! I personally like a straight leg versus a skinny, especially when it comes to white jeans, and I think these are just super flattering all around. They run true to size (I'm in a 6). 

As I noted last week, I've pretty much given up on carrying a purse when I'm out and about—my Keebos case holds my phone, my ID, and my credit card, and what else do you need? And if I'm being honest—which I am—I probably wear these Birkenstocks more than any other shoes I own. They are crazy comfy (even more so than the regular cork Birks) and I love that you can just wash them off if they get dirty. I think all black makes them look even chicer—I mean, if Birkenstocks can be considered chic. (They can be, right?!) 


Laura B said...

That is such a beautiful coat! I love a good statement piece like that!

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

I think this coat is amazing! Just fantastic, I think I will be on the hunt for such one!

Jessica Jannenga said...

I have a couple leopard coats and get excited wearing them in the Fall. THis one is a great length and the black and white is classic with it. Love your shoes, which add a casual vibe to the look.
thanksfor linking!
jess xx

stylesplash@live.co.uk said...

That's a fantastic coat...I love leopard print! Those Birkenstocks look so comfortable, I really like them in all black. Thanks for linking up!

Emma xxx

mummabstylish said...

That jacket is a winner - you'll get so much wear from it. Thank you for adding to my #LINKUP Jacqui x

Mica said...

That is such a great coat and I love the touch of print it adds to the classic black and white :) It's a shame you have to layer so much in summer, but you do manage to do it so stylishly! :)

Thank you for joining the #weekdaywearlinkup!

Hope that you had a lovely weekend :)

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