Statement

Jacket: Zara (similar here and here); Jeans: Calvin Klein (similar here and here); Shoes: Gucci; Hat: Club Monaco (similar here and here)

As you all know, I’m a big believer in really defining one’s personal style. After years of experimentation, I finally feel like I found my personal style in 2015. I purged my closet of every floral and frilly piece of clothing I owned and proudly carried the minimalist banner. My carefully curated new wardrobe is comprised of 5 main colours – white, black, navy, grey, and shades of beige. However, it all seemed to turn on its head when I saw this leopard print coat.

I don’t really know what came over me, but somehow I couldn’t rid myself of the mental image of me finishing off my plain black ensembles with this coat. I’m not even joking when I say I went through an existential crisis. I texted my friends for their opinion, and at last, with their blessing, I succumbed. There was something so Kate Moss about it that I just couldn’t resist buying it.

To my fellow minimalists who’ve fallen in love with a maximalist piece: my tip to you is to keep the rest of your outfit simple. So, while you won’t see me mixing prints anytime in the near future, I will admit that sometimes a statement piece isn’t so bad.

Photography by Erin Leydon

 

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  1. December 20, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I’m all about statement pieces and this coat is truly amazing. Such a good purchase, dear.
    lefashionaire.com

  2. December 20, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    That is a beautiful coat! I think it compliments your minimalist style really well, I love that you paired it with neutrals. Such a great look!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  3. December 21, 2016 / 12:22 am

    Loving that coat!! You look amazing! 🙂

  4. December 21, 2016 / 12:48 am

    Love this coat, you are rocking it girl!

    Xo Rubi

    Pose & Repeat

  5. December 21, 2016 / 1:18 am

    This coat looks so good on you!! And I am glad you did buy it eventually.. love that you found your sense of style and know what you want 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  6. December 21, 2016 / 3:16 am

    I have seen this coat everywhere on blogs and this post makes me want it even more. Loving the flat mules with this look!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

  7. December 21, 2016 / 3:43 am

    That coat is so stunning! Love this fashionable look!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  8. December 21, 2016 / 4:40 am

    That coat really is fabulous! Though it’s a bold print it still maintains a minimal look thanks to its classic cut. It’s perfect!

  9. December 21, 2016 / 5:00 am

    Love your fedora hat! I just love this outfit! You’re stunning! Happy Holidays!
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  10. December 21, 2016 / 11:13 am

    YOu look amazing in this coat babe 🙂 xx

  11. December 21, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I just ordered a leopard coat super similar to this one and now I’m even more excited to wear it! LOVE how you styled it with all black. It really makes the print pop!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

  12. December 21, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I love the mix of your statement coat with your simple black clothes, you look great 🙂

  13. December 21, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    This is an outfit I could totally see in a fashion magazine! Such an on point look <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  14. December 21, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    You look great! I really like your coat 🙂 xx

  15. Britta
    December 21, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Loooove this jacket! You styled it to perfection!

  16. December 21, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    The coat is fab! I’ve always wanted to have one like this. You’re right to focus to a few main colours. For me it would be black and white.

    ANOUK

  17. December 22, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I’m still in the journey of finding my own style, and blogging sure does help me with that. Loved the coat it looks amazing on you and it’s still looks very minimal.

    xo | Cindy
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  18. December 23, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I love the mix of your statement coat with your simple black clothes, you look great 🙂

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