Leopard Print Waistcoat

December 5, 2016


I bought this leopard print waistcoat about a year ago from an online members only sale site (either Brand Alley or Secret Sales) and then promptly forgot all about it. That’s what happens when you put five things on one coat hanger! I rediscovered it while going through some of the stuff in what I call my dressing room, but what what my husband and daughter call “the disaster room”. It is a bit of a tip, I have to confess. Here’s another confession: it was under a leopard print jacket that I bought on eBay…and have never worn. That disaster room’s a little treasure trove!

Sleeveless jackets are useful for layering when you don’t want to wear a thick sweater – you can still wear a coat over them without the bulk of a jumper.

Sleeveless jackets are useful for layering when you don’t want to wear a thick sweater – you can still wear a coat over them without the bulk of a jumper. Better still, if they pack a punch in the print department you don’t need to think too hard about what to wear with them. I prefer a monochrome base when I’m wearing a statement jacket, especially animal print. Rather than add another colour I varied the texture with the sheer polka dot sleeves. The top’s quite old, but one of my favourites (I also have it in cobalt). The leopard print court shoes are also really old…in fact the only new part of this outfit is the bracelet which I bought at Barbados airport in October. Delayed flights can be a blessing for shopaholics!

I chose two of my favourite Zara accessories – the hat and bag – to finish off the look. The bag design is genius – it has interchangeable flaps that attach with a zip, but this one is my favourite. You can see the other outfits I’ve worn it with here and here.

Do you love to wear animal print? What’s your favourite? Mine’s leopard print in case you hadn’t guessed! 😉

Leopard print waistcoaat Zara hat






Waistcoat: Haoyouduo (I love this faux fur one) | trousers: Tibi (similar here and here) | top: H&M (old, but similar here and here) | bag: Zara | shoes: New Look (old, here and here) | hat: Zara (similar) | bracelet: bought from airport (similar)

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29 responses to “Leopard Print Waistcoat”

  1. Patti says:

    That is a fabulous vest! Great look, thanks for linking up, xo


  2. Lauren says:

    I am the worst about forgetting items I’ve purchased! This is such a cute little vest! I always love leopard print!

    By Lauren M

  3. Nancy says:

    I am swamped in leopard print! Even my bedlinnen is leopard print! Did you seemy giveaway from last Friday? Guess what? Leopard print!

  4. Megan says:

    What a fun jacket. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  5. Shame on you haha.. to have two leopard jackets and never worn. I do relate to it though. My closets are so full I cannot find things either. Fortunately it doesn’t happen to me that I have never worn something. But it does happen that I totally forgot about an outfit after one time wearing. Bad girl.
    I love leopard print most but zebra, giraffe and snake please me too.
    Your outfit is perfectly styled. I always try to just put one animal print in an outfit but these shoes go so well with the outfit. I might have to reconsider.

  6. Nicole says:

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party. Great outfit!

  7. Amy Ann Arnold says:

    I love he leopard! Great with your black.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Mary Murnane says:

    Such a beautiful, fun vest. Love this look!


  9. Jill says:

    Your leopard vest is such a great layering piece! ! Love all of the details! Your bag is darling!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Shauna says:

    Your accessories are so on point with this look!



  11. So much to love in this outfit- the polka dot sleeves, that bag with the embroidery/patches AND that waist coat! Love it all!!!


  12. Laurie says:

    Glad I’m not the only one with a disaster room! I’m hoping to get mine sorted after Christmas. I do have a couple of leopard items. A cardigan and a scarf. I love both. I’m envious that hat’s look so great on you ! And that’s a great idea – texture . Have a great week Emma x

  13. Rena says:

    Fabulous look. Just the right touch of leopard and the whole outfit is so chic. Thank you for sharing your style with my Fine-Whatever link up.


  14. RAJNI NANDA says:


  15. Nice and perfect looking outfit..

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