I first shared this leopard print vest in a try-on sesh, and you all loved it so I couldn’t wait to style it.
This leopard print vest is not only a great on-trend print, it’s soft and thin and comfortable to wear all day long, even indoors. It also fits easily under a coat if you so choose. Cyndi and I were just talking about it the other day, saying how good it is and how much we like wearing it.
I also love how versatile it is. It looks great over black, camel, or white, and you can pair it with blue jeans or black jeans or khakis… and I’m sure you could also introduce a color such as burgundy if you’re more daring than I. I like keeping the outfit in the camel/black/white color palette.
This camel sweater is from Nordstrom. It’s cashmere, and it feels wonderful against the skin. I’ve had mine for a couple of years, but they carry a version of it every season, and this year’s looks almost identical to mine. For size reference, I wear a small in these sweaters. I also have a small in the vest.
For lower priced options, this rollneck sweater in heather camel would work, or this teddie sweater comes in a darker shade of camel.
I wore my double pearl pendant necklace and pearl earrings for accessories. I often get asked to explain my accessory choices. In this case, I chose these pieces because I like how the pearl in the pendant and earrings repeat the white from the vest, and the long pendant necklaces draw the eye in and down towards the waist.
I didn’t want anything too bold and overwhelming, because the leopard print is busy, but I felt like the front of the sweater needed something. If I wear a v-neck sweater with this outfit, I’ll wear a shorter pendant or a combination of short and long.
I went with black jeans and black boots to keep the lower half of the outfit cohesive. These are my go-to AG legging ankle jeans in black, and they’re 30% off at Bloomingdale’s, or Nordstrom is price matching if you prefer to shop there.
The fit is superb, and they don’t stretch out or fade. If you need a pair of black skinnies, I can’t recommend these highly enough.
My boots are from last season, but Blondo brought back a similar style this year. These boots are incredibly comfortable and warm, and they’re also waterproof.
These are my go-to for rainy/snowy days when I don’t want to wear rain boots. I also wear these when I’m going to be doing a lot of standing or walking in the fall/winter. They’re perfect for a day in NYC at the holidays.
I absolutely love this outfit for casual days around town, going to lunch with friends, spending a day in the city or at the mall… whatever casual events you have going on, this is perfection. It’s classy, on trend, comfortable, and fun!
leopard vest (wearing a small) // sweater (wearing a small; budget option) // AG jeans (budget option) // boots // necklace // similar earrings // photo credit: Alison Cornell
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29 thoughts on “LOFT Leopard Print Vest”
I already said this I know, but bought and looove this vest. I snatched this one up right away knowing I’d regret it if I didn’t! I’m going to wear it this weekend with a black sweater and blue jeans. I totally think it COULD be worn over a color like burgundy that’s not too bright/bold, but I agree with you that I’d probably prefer to keep the rest of the outfit neutral. I also love that it can be layered under a coat when the weather gets colder. Have a great day!
So glad you love it too!
I was able to snag this vest with a 50% off deal at Loft, and just received it a few days ago. I love the way you styled it, and I would probably do something similar. Love the weight of this one, and can’t wait to wear it. Thanks again for all your helpful advice!!!
SWEET!!! 50% off is amazing.
When did you get it for 50% off? I’ve been watching for a sale so I guess I missed it?
Gloria my records show that I ordered it on October 30, and paid $44.75. Sorry I cannot remember the details of the “sale” at that time.
I had been watching for it as well. 🙂
YAY, I ordered the vest! It had already been sitting in my cart but I added it again just to be sure you get credit. Not sure how that works? But thank you and I’m so excited because I’m able to pick it up after work today. ” Oh the things that make us happy 😁” Unfortunately it’s been warm in San Antonio this week, like 80s so I’ll be ready to wear my vest as soon as we get another cold snap which should be this weekend. It’s finny how the weather effects our moods and energy level. I feel so unmotivated when it’s rainy and cold or rainy and hot like it has been here. But the minute the sun shines I am a new person. So glad you enjoyed your time with your son yesterday and I remember when my college daughter voted for the first time last year (I went with her too lol) or the year before? Anyway I was so proud that she was able to take advantage of our right to vote and that I could share in the excitement and privilege of voting with her.
Looking so good in this outfit! We have to wait until Saturday to enjoy sunshine, then the temps take a real big nose dive. We were in the 80’s yesterday- yuck! Have a fabulous sunny day!
That vest is so fashionable and cute! Loft also has a Floral Vest that is unique.
And I like this rosy pink one.
Lots of nice things at Loft this season!
Lots of nice things at Loft this season.
I have been wanting this vest too but waiting for a sale. When you click on the link for the leopard vest it comes up as black at The Loft. I just want to be sure it is in fact the leopard print I am ordering(or maybe black is all that is left). Would you happen to know?
Yes, that’s the leopard. Loft does that sometimes with their patterns and prints – they just use the predominant color rather than the pattern name.
Love this look! And thank you so much for pointing that out about LOFT’s new return policy!! I have a pile of LOFT stuff in my bedroom waiting for me to make the final decision and return stuff (much of it is going back). Guess I’d better quit dragging my feet.
Yes, definitely check your order date and get them back before it’s too late. It doesn’t sound like a short window, but it’s amazing how fast 30 days can fly by.
Love your look. Great vest.
Absolutely love this outfit! And you look gorgeous in these pics!
Thanks, lady! xo
You look beautiful and I love your hair in these pics! I super love the casual neutral vibe too! I love the vest, but can’t seem to justify it… 🙁 BUT I have 5 pairs of leopard print shoes…. so…. I think I’m covered! Lol!!
Have a wonderful day!
Sounds like you like your leopard! I counted, and I have 5 pairs as well. 😂
Ohhhhh yes!!!! Annnnnndddddd…….. I caved last night before bed, I ordered! Oh LAWD help me!!!
5 pairs of leopard print shoes might be enough! But tops… a vest?! Okay!! 😂😂😂
Hahaha, you crack me up. Let me know how you like it!
Well you and Cyndi are both in the vest mode today… I love them both:). Well we had a cool day, a rainy day, now today we are back to spring 65 and sunny.. what gives I’m not sure but I’m sure tomorrow I’ll be feeezing again.. love your outfit and glad you had a good visit with your son.
Haha, I noticed that! We often do that without realizing it.
Hey Jo-lynne…..could you send the link to the LIVE yesterday? Thanks. Love, love, love your look today. Cyndi was sharing about the vest going on sale at Loft too. I bet it will sell out fast.
I skipped it b/c I had to go get my son to vote. You didn’t miss anything! 🙂
Great outfit! I can totally see why you would snatch up that vest! So cute!
That vest has been calling me for a couple of weeks! However, leopard is a huge stretch for me. I love it on others but always feel like it’s going to be too over the top if I wear it myself! I had it my Loft shopping cart this morning with some other items and just before I hit the final purchase button I removed it, now I’m regretting it! I know, I’m crazy! I recently bought a pendant necklace with some leopard in it from J Crew. It is the only leopard item I own! I guess I’m going at it in baby steps! hahah!
Nothing wrong with baby steps. It’s not a good deal if you won’t wear it. 🙂 Try a leopard scarf!
Hi! I’m on the fence about the vest. It’s in my cart…Would you say this is a classic or more trendy piece? I know leopard print and the puffer vest are each classic on their own…🤔Also – I ordered the back AG skinnies. How do you wash so there’s no fading?
I would say it’s trendy, but I think you can get 2 – 3 years out of it. I wash my black skinnies in cold water and hang to dry. That’s it!