How to Look Casually Chic in an Animal Print Jacket

Animal Prints are on the prowl this season, and the nice thing about them is they can make any outfit look as wild or tame as you want. For example, some gals love to wear many leopards for a bold, edgy look, while others prefer just a tiny pop of one giant cat print.




Today I’m excited to partner with Chico’s to show how I like to wear animal prints. Check out this style recipe for a casually chic animal print look.




Chico’s has always had a soft spot for exotic animal prints, so it’s no wonder that this fall, they have some of the best-looking pieces you will find anywhere. I fell in love with this darling cropped cheetah print trench coat, which is perfect for this time of year.


There are so many great things about this jacket, with the first being the fabulous fit. A well-tailored animal print jacket like this makes it easy for even a conservative dresser to experiment with the animal print trend. This perky cheetah print trench is classic, but with a twist- the twist being the fun print!

Quilted wallet - Chanel style



A belted jacket like this nips you in at the waist and gives you a very flattering silhouette. It also has beautiful piping at the chest, pocket, and cuffs, elevating the look and giving this jacket a very sophisticated vibe.

My style is more on the elegant side, and my lifestyle is casual, so I have chosen to style this beautiful jacket in a casually chic way.


animal print trench coat

What I’ve done is created a column of color under my jacket. I paired the comfiest black front twist tee with black jeggings for a head-to-toe black look that makes me appear long and lean.


Black doesn’t reflect light, so it naturally makes you look thinner, and when worn from top to bottom, you get an unbroken line that draws the eye up and down and makes you look taller too!

When you pop the cheetah jacket over top of the all-black outfit, you get that wow factor. The black is like a painter’s canvas, and the statement jacket is like a work of art.  When you leave the jacket open, your figure looks even sleeker because of the contrast of the print alongside the long tall, dark column of color.


It’s that simple. Celebrities always use this style trick to look like a million bucks. You know what they say… less is more, and I have to agree.

Chico’s has one of the best accessories selections, and I found this cute studded, Chanel-style wallet to go with the jacket. It adds some glam, like the gorgeous necklace does, but it doesn’t make the outfit look too busy.  I live in sneakers, and here I’ve kept mine plain black with a touch of gold to pick up on the beautiful necklace, earrings, and wallet. Fabulous outfit, isn’t it?


If you’d prefer to start with less animal print, and work your way up, here’s another idea. Just wear your all-black outfit, black shoes included ( or you can wear leopard flats as I have), and then add an animal print handbag. This bag makes the black outfit look stunning. Black and leopard print is always so chic!

This coat is a fabulous find, and I’m sure it will sell out fast. It’s the perfect transitional coat for now and in the spring, plus it’s very lightweight for travel.

Be sure to check out all the fun animal print clothes and accessories at Chico’s.  Remember that saying, “Put a tiger in your tank”? Well, I have a Cheetah in my closet, and that’s way more exciting!

Thanks, Chico’s, for sponsoring this post! All opinions are mine.

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4 thoughts on “How to Look Casually Chic in an Animal Print Jacket

  1. I loved the way you wore animal prints in so many different styles. All your ideas were inspiring. Now I feel like trying some of your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I had a jacket just like the one you were modeling years ago and donated it. I can kick myself for doing that now. It shows you what is old is new again. You look fabulous in that jacket.

  3. I love the animal print look and how you show us how to wear it in different ways that look so classy! I love your posts and ideas!

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