Whistles Animal Overcoat

I've been lusting over an animal print coat for ages.  Ever since my friend Natalie showed me her one, later snapped at Paris Fashion Week by Vanessa Jackman.  It's a great add on piece - you can wear the most boring of trouser and top, but with a coat like that you can really make a statement.  

It's a tough piece to get right - if the fur is cheap, it shows.  Or, if the print looks a bit cheap, it shows.  It's not the kind of thing you can get around, as my mother would say, 'If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.'  So if you want to get the look properly then you need to pay a fairly decent sum for it.  I was delighted to see that this printed blazer from Whistles is reduced - love their tailoring, couture quality almost.  

It's not as garish as some (big tick from me, the reluctant trend shopper), which means you can probably wear it for longer (season wise).  Reduced to £110, so still expensive enough to show it's worth (always nervous of £20 sale coats, if they can still shift them for that, then what did they cost to make in the first place!?).  Buy it here, and then send me a picture of you in it - I want to do a post on the different looks people come up with wearing it!

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Geisslein said...

aaaah - my all time favorite is such a coat! I have 3 pcs. now, for every weather ;o) But I love to wear it more old pair of jeans and chucks...simply and for cozy feeling ;o)
greetings from germany, geisslein

chillairandperfume said...

I've been seeing similar animal print coats everywhere. I want one so badly!


Audrey said...

Love the coat! x

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh very pretty, and it definitely stands out in a crowd!

Polly said...

I've been looking for the perfect animal print coat for what feels like forever and I can't find it! You're right that they sometimes look a bit cheap! Great post.

frillsandfeathers said...

Did you see Peony Lim's latest blog post today? She has a beautiful coat, perfect for this post. Almost bought nude leopard print skinny jeans today but stopped myself. Not sure if you'd need to be Giselle to wear them, ifyouknowwhaddimean?
Bella x

Vicky said...

That coats are stunner!

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Wida said...

Umm, yes please!

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i totally need me a leopard coat!! love!
ps. happy new years babes and thanks for all your support and kindness in 2011, means everything! Big love! X

cheetah print dress said...

Love those coats, so pretty xx