5+ Ways to Wear a Statement Jacket: Cheetah Alembika Jacket

Even a statement jacket should be able to be worn in many different ways. Whether that means you change the silhouette of the item or pair it with all different colors, I have ideas for both.

Animal print comes back every season because it is such a versatile neutral. Heck, even the original three models have worn statement jackets on the blog in the past. You would think that I wouldn’t need another one; however, my other one is longer and darker. So I thought this one would be worn even more here in Arizona.

Make sure to check my site for different print mix ideas for styling this jacket too.

Fall 2021 Alembika statement jacket

Options With This Cheetah Statement Jacket

As usual, I wanted to see if I could wear it a couple of different ways. I started with 3 ways all with my black dress since that would be the most popular color to wear with it.

Alembika Statement jacket

Worn As Intended

This is how the statement jacket is designed to be worn. It has a one-button and loop closure which closes the front panels nicely to keep you warm. Even though it’s “short” it’s not cropped, as it comes to the top of my hips.

Creative way to style a leopard coat

Tie It Up

Since the jacket is roomy, I decided to tie it up as I do with many of my tops and kimonos.

This faux fur jacket is thicker so I used hair elastic instead of clear elastics.

Insider tip: Even though my hair doesn’t use hair elastics, I like to buy them just for this reason. This kind of package is my favorite so I have a couple of different colors that can blend into what I’m wearing.

Statement leopard jacket with black dress
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Button It In the Back

By playing around, I found I could button it behind me to create more of a shrug look.

Insider tip: Button the jacket first, and then slip your arms in the sleeves leaving all of the material in the back. You might try this with other jackets in your closet if they are roomy.

Now Let’s Talk Colors With This Statement Jacket

You’ve seen this animal print with the required black. But because it’s made up of browns and blacks, it’s considered neutral and would pair well with so many colors.

This specific print is a warmer “cheetah” which is why I chose it. Therefore, it can help to style it with other warmer colors to start.

What other colors would work:

1-Mustard yellow would match because that’s the background color. In fact, it reminds me of my mustard jeans which I showcased in 5 color combinations last fall.


3-Bright Pink

4-Olive Green

5-Check out how I wore it with dark green too in my daily outfit post on Tuesday.

Leopard jacket and red dress

Of course, I opted for a bright red as another option to go with this coat.

Mixing Prints

Then I wanted to get more creative with this animal print. I have 2 print mix ideas on my site that will surprise you.

Statement jacket worn 5+ ways

Even if you aren’t a big fan of animal print or this brand, I hope you gleaned some fun ideas for color combinations along with getting creative wearing a statement jacket like this.

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Jodie Filogomo
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