Scotch & Soda snow leopard trouser suit + link up

January 15, 2019

Have you ever instantly fallen in love with a piece of clothing only to find it’s beyond your budget? It happens to me quite a lot. If it’s too pricey to even contemplate buying it sort of makes it easier, but when it’s just out of reach it makes it all the more tantalising. That was the case when I first saw this Scotch & Soda snow leopard trouser suit. I cooed over the jacket when I went to pop up shop in London a couple of months ago. At over £200 I just couldn’t stretch to it, especially as I had to have the Pom bugs jacket too!

I ordered both the jacket and trousers in a size medium – the jacket fit fine, but the trousers were huge around the waist.

But then I had a sales alert email from Scotch & Soda, and to my delight this snow leopard trouser suit was heavily discounted. So of course I had to order it 😉 Thankfully I had some Christmas money from my family which covered most of the cost. I ordered both the jacket and trousers in a size medium – the jacket fit fine, but the trousers were huge around the waist. I was quite annoyed because I’d been looking forward to wearing them so much. The size guide states that a medium has a 29in waist, but there was room in them for a six month pregnancy bump! (I wish I’d taken a photo to show you.)

Sizing issues

So I had to return them (which cost £7.50 *sigh*) and order the small. And even those are a bit too big on the waist (as you can see in the photo above). But the XS are now sold out and they’d probably be too tight on the thighs anyway. I just don’t understand the proportions Scotch & Soda work to. I may get them altered (if that’s possible) because I really don’t want to return them. It’s a pity they don’t have an adjustable waistband like kids’ trousers!

What I love about suits and co-ords is the ability to create multiple outfits with them.

Anyway, sizing issues aside, I do love this snow leopard trouser suit. The quality is great, just as I expected. Having modelled several items from Scotch & Soda for Jacynth in September I was confident this suit would be a great investment piece. What I love about suits and co-ords is the ability to create multiple outfits with them. Just as I broke up the mustard skirt co-ord by wearing the top with red jeans and a check jacket, I’ll wear this suit as separates too.

Teaming a statement jacket with jeans and trainers instantly adds polish. Swap the trainers for heels and you’ve got a chic outfit for an evening out. Wearing the jacket and trousers together does make quite a bold statement…I’m not sure my husband is that keen going by the “fancy dress” remark he made. But I think you just have to wear what you want and feel good in. That said, there’ll be occasions when I wear the trousers with a jumper or plain t-shirt for a more subtle look. I may even add a camel or burnt orange blazer to pick out the colours in the print.


Since I bought this suit, the jacket has gone on sale at – it’s now reduced to £145. But if you want it you’ll have to be quick as there’s only one left in each size (apart from medium, which is sold out). I’ve added a link to Bloomingdales in the widget for anyone in the U.S who wants the medium. The trousers are available from the Scotch & Soda website in a XL only, but for some reason ShopStyle isn’t showing the sale price, so although it says they’re £124.95, when you click through they’re actually only £62.

Do check out the sale at as there are some fabulous bargains waiting to be snapped up!

Last week’s favourites were…

Hilda Of Over the Hilda, Ruth of My Little Nest and Linda of A Labour of Life!


This is where I link up!


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25 responses to “Scotch & Soda snow leopard trouser suit + link up”

  1. Emma, what a statement this suit makes! It is so much fun! I am so glad that you were able to get it at a discounted price. You can do so much with the pieces separately, too. I am sure you will show us all the different ways that you style these pieces in future blog posts!


  2. Nancy says:

    That is a fabulous suit. It looks really exclusive! Fantastic choice!

  3. Jodie says:

    What a statement suit and it’s so fun, Emma!! Altering the waist shouldn’t be too hard…it’s something even I do and I’m not very experienced!!

  4. Amy Johnson says:

    I love that orange bag! It looks great with the suit!

  5. This suit is absolutely amazing! Shame about the sizing issue though Emma – how disappointing! xx Maria

  6. Laura says:

    I love that fabulous, bold suit! It’s such a fun print and color! Definitely made for you. I hope you can get the trousers tailored. I agree-it would be so nice to have adjustable waistbands like children’s pants!

  7. I love this on you Emma! The rich teal color is so fantastic with your red hair. Love the print and style as well. Glad you found a better fitting pant. Love the orange bag accenting this look.
    Have a wonderful week!
    jess xx

  8. Cheryl Shops says:

    Emma, that suit is fabulous and so you. Sorry about the trousers, but hopefully you can take them to a tailor. It’s so frustrating when brands are inconsistent with sizing!
    Cheryl Shops |

  9. Kim says:

    I’m delighted you were able to get this suit on sale! It is so stunning and I know you’ll make so many outfits when you separate it.

  10. jacqui says:

    Every bit worth the month Emma! I think this look fabulous as a suit and you will definitely be able to wear the pieces in other ways! Thanks for sharing and hosting today, do stop by the #linkup on Thursday my friend. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  11. Jennie says:

    I love a statement suit and this one is simply amazing! Such a fun pattern mix, too. So glad you were able to catch it on sale and hopefully you can have the pants altered.

  12. chez-rama says:

    Emma that is a statement suit. I love how you pair it with pop of colors from your bag and shoes. you rocked like a movie star.

  13. Sasha says:

    This is such an amazing suit, Emma! I love it! I love how you’ve accessorised too. Thanks for the link up! Hope you’re having a great week. XXX

  14. Suzy Turner says:

    What is it with husbands and their snide remarks, eh?! Mine is the same sometimes…. which just makes me want to wear the item all the more LOL!
    I do think the suit is really fun. I shall look forward to seeing how you style the pieces separately. Love your trainers, they’re just FAB!
    Happy 2019, Emma <3
    Suzy xxx

  15. I love this time of year. You can get some great Bargains.

  16. Lisa says:

    You just gave a whole new meaning to Leopard Print. Such a fun outfit. You look beautiful!

  17. Oh EMMA! I LOVE it! I love the roaring face on the print and the subtle shine on the fabric. What a winner you have, well done for stalking it, lady. It is perfect. xx

  18. Jessica says:

    It’s so fab on you dear. Love it! Great print.
    Jessica |

  19. That suit is UH-MAZING!! AND that orange bag. AND your gold trainers! I can’t wait to see you break the suit up with different pieces.

    I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award because you have such great style and caring nature. See my most recent blog post if you’re interested in participating. It’s a fun way to shine the light on different bloggers who are doing a really great job!


  20. Anna Shirley says:

    This is super cool and super fun look. And the orange bag lifted whole look. Love it!


  21. Such a cute suit!! I love the snow leopard pattern! So different yet you styled it so well! I love the orange bag!


  22. Rania says:

    It’s a very unique suit and it suits your hair ad skin tone. I think it takes a certain style to pull it off and you got it!

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