leopard is one of fashion’s fiercest trends this season. We recently saw it down the runway at the Fall 2018 shows where Balenciaga, Celine, Rochas, and more put out their animal prints into the wild. (But let’s not kid ourselves—leopard, as of the current moment as it is, has been around the block a time or two since its first heyday on fashion legends like Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Grace Kelly.) While the array of leopard items on the market may feel endless, ranging from bike shorts to blouses, we’re gearing up for the winter ahead by narrowing it down to 14 of the chicest, most festive coats available now. Get lost in the cozy embrace of Max Mara’s oversized shearling option or Coach’s furry faux. Or perhaps you’re looking to channel one of leopard’s most famous champions, Dame Joan Collins; for that allure, look to Yves Salomon’s trench. Or maybe Alexander Wang’s printed jacket is more your speed, if you’re planning to go on safari. Here, 14 ways to bring a little adventure to your wardrobe this winter.
Who says rain jackets have to be always be solid and black? Not us. This leopard print number is sure to serve major looks throughout the stormy snow season.
Buy now: Ganni jacket, $295, needsupply.com.
Alexander Wang’s printed jacket proves to be the elevated basic that your closet needs. It marries with a sleek leather pant or your favorite pair of denim jeans.
Buy now: Alexander Wang coat, $495, farfetch.com.
The rusted hue of Coach’s faux fur is dramatic on any occasion. Thrown over a simple LBD for date night or a cozy cashmere turtleneck, it’s sure to keep you cozy and chic.
Buy now: Coach faux fur coat, $895,
No one does luxury quite like Yves Salomon. Their shearling trench coat is classic in its silhouette, appropriate for a day at the office, and yet perfectly elegant for those super special occasions. Not to mention this coat is also reversible, so you can go all the wild or not at all.
Buy now: Yves Salomon coat, $4,740, yves-salomon.com.
This House of Fluff trench is the perfect balance between ethics and style. Committed to staying 100% cruelty free, this coat features a leopard print so uniquely designed that it makes you feel good from the inside out.
Buy now: House of Fluff coat, $990, net-a-porter.com.
Desired by all of fashion’s biggest It girls, Max Mara’s shearling stays true to the brand’s dedication to great tailoring, while simultaneously making a fierce statement with its striking spots.
Buy now: Max Mara coat $3,990, modaoperandi.com.
This short faux fur jacket by Shrimps is the festive finishing touch to any of you holiday party ensembles. Embellished with crystals on the collar, this faux will surely have you shining well into the New Year.
Buy now: Shrimps coat, $680, shrimps.store.
On those rare warm winter days that have you longing for spring, Veronica Beard’s denim jacket is the perfect placeholder. Its easy to wear cropped style will accentuate your favorite pair of high waisted jeans for your Saturday morning brunch or those downtown nights.
Buy now: Veronica Beard coat, $395, shopbop.com.
The glossy finish of Topshop’s printed trench shines on even the bleakest of winter days. Shield yourself from the stormiest of weather, while remaining super chic and, hopefully, super dry.
Buy now: Topshop coat, $130, topshop.com.
When you’re after a softer, more subtle in approach leopard print, Nili Lotan’s leopard fur jacket fits the bill. Its pronounced collar and wide angled sleeves are other unique reasons to consider this a closet staple.
Buy now: Nili Lotan coat, $1,495, farfetch.com.
Svitlana Bevza is dedicated to making women feel elegant and it comes to no surprise that her leopard print puffer does just that. When most puffers make you feel like the abominable snowman, you can count on this one with its chic wide belt and pockets to make you feel like anything but.
Buy now: Bevza coat, $873.45, bevza.com.
New designer Samantha Sung takes the classic trench into another dimension with a flattering silhouette and her own distinctive leopard print.
Buy now: Samantha Sung coat, $795, farfetch.com.
Since it debuted on Victoria Beckham’s Fall 2018 runway, this coat has every modern woman running to the shops. Its corded fabric is a texture unique to the typical leopard print coat and, not unlike everyone else, we’re into it.
Buy now: Victoria Beckham coat, $1,710, barneys.com.
With the coming New Year, we’d like to suggest that you treat yourself with something truly worthy. At the top of our list is Givenchy’s leopard shearling because, well, you deserve it!
Buy now: Givenchy coat, $12,945, barneys.com.