Summer days can be hard to dress for, particularly amidst the June gloom. While temperatures often skyrocket midday, they can be cool in the early morning hours and again at sundown. So, if you have to be out all day, it’s always easier to carry a light jacket with you. Luckily, Lucy Hale’s leopard print jacket is the perfect solution to all your outfit problems this season. Plus, it’s super easy to style, despite the bold print.
The former Pretty Little Liars star stepped out in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood on June 16 in a fashionable update to your usual weekend look. Hale styled a basic white cropped t-shirt with a pair of wide-leg trousers by Nanushka, and a mixed-material leopard print jacket from AllSaints with a slightly worn-in hemline. Coffee in hand, Hale styled her black-and-white look with more colorful accessories like a neon orange Gucci crossbody bag, gold-rimmed Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a pair of gold Reebok sneakers.
The actor’s jacket is perfect for those who aren’t sure about wearing leopard thanks to its more neutral color way. Plus, it has slightly oversized sleeves made out of a thin pale gray jersey material, so the topper is basically a fashionable update to your favorite zip-up sweatshirt.
Leopard has been one of the most popular prints of this season. While a certain silk midi skirt has become so famous that it has its own Instagram account, the Truth Or Dare actor shows just how versatile the print can be. While the beauty chameleon might always experiment when it comes to her hair and makeup looks, she keeps a few off-duty pieces in heavy rotation. Her go-tos include a variety of denim and Sherpa jackets, cropped jeans and trousers, and subdued, neutral accessories. Her leopard-print coat adds just a touch of variety to her otherwise minimal style.
If you’re looking to add something leopard to your closet this summer, let it be a lightweight jacket that's perfect for layering. The piece will serve you well into the fall and winter months, so think about making it one of the investment pieces in your wardrobe. Longline options are perfect for the office, whereas shorter versions with more casual details are ideal for everyday wear. Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best options on the market right now, including Hale’s personal favorite.