This weekend, Kate Moss stepped out in London in a Burberry leopard coat — one of her style staples, along with black skinny jeans and a Marb Light. Thousands of miles away, this author was trolling New York’s vintage stores on the hunt for the perfect ‘60s specimen. Hedi Slimane sent leopard coats down his Saint Laurent runway in Paris last week, like he does every season. We’d say there’s something in the air, but really, there’s just something about a leopard coat that makes it an eternally cool cold-weather staple for a certain kind of girl.
Command of animal prints connotes coolness, confidence, and, of course, a feline sex appeal (there’s a reason the print’s a staple for #GoddessStatus women like Carine and Cookie). And, contrary to popular opinion, leopard doesn’t just lend itself to vintage looks. To prove it, we rounded up 5 killer, non-grandma ways to wear the eternally chic spots.