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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Splurge vs. Save: Statement Coat


Now that the temperatures are beginning to drop {and will hopefully be staying this way!} it's time to start thinking about coats. Since it's not terribly cold yet, I like to focus more on the "cuteness" factor of the coat, as opposed to the warmth factor. As far as cute coats go, I can't think of a better piece than a statement coat, of the leopard variety, of course. And since I haven't shared a splurge vs. save post in awhile, I wanted to talk about styling a statement coat at any budget.

Styling a statement coat, or piece for that matter, can sometimes be tricky. Since it is such a loud and in your face piece {you are making a statement after all!} it's important to highlight it, not take away from it by choosing other not so basic pieces. As for the leopard jacket, black with touches of gold are always a safe combination that won't detract from the coat. I do, however, always love to add a pop of color with lipstick and nail polish. The red in both looks adds to the statement factor of the coat, and red, black and leopard is always a classic combination! If the bold lip isn't your thing, a nude or beige lip color would also look fabulous.

When it comes to comparing the splurge and save looks, I definitely have a few favorite finds. The splurge sunglasses are priced at almost $450, while the save sunglasses are currently on sale for $22! The save statement earrings are almost an identical match for the Kendra Scott splurge earrings, except they are about $50 less. Last, but certainly not least, the handbag comparison. I truly could not believe how similar the two bags were when I first found them, yet not so similar in price. The splurge handbag comes in at almost $900 while the save is only $48! 

How do you like to style a statement coat? What are some of your favorites from the splurge vs. save items? Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!





  1. It's amazing what a great job you did finding the great save options for everything in your outfits, but especially that coat!! I would splurge on a great coat if it meant I could wear it for many years to come and with this one I could totally see that! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Wow! You did an amazing job finding the save matches on these items! Some of them are so identical it's unbelievable! I think that leopard coat would be such a great item to own this winter.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. You always do so good at this Rachel, how you find all the saves is beyond me! That's the thing, I love some of the expensive sunglasses like Karen walker but with sunglasses you really can't tell much of a difference as they make such cool saves now! Those coats are amazing and so are you! Happy Wednesday!

  4. I love both options! For only $22 those sunglasses are a major savings!

  5. This is such a great post!!! That that leopard coat for the budget-friendly chick is AMAZING! Love the style tips!


  6. This is SUCH a great post!! Thanks for sharing the steals!! xo

  7. I love my leopard coat! And honestly I like your "save" coat better than the "splurge"! You did a great job piecing together the two looks!
    x0x0 Caroline

  8. Last winter I seriously had my eye on a leopard coat and now I want one again! The "save" option is so adorable and super chic!

  9. Those leopard coats are amazing! And loving that TB watch!! The splurge belt looks almost exactly like the save, what a deal! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. Great options! I love a statement coat. I actually have a leopard trench, and I think it might be my oldest item of clothing. So classic!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Yess, I am all about the save option. Such a gorgeous coat!

    Enclothed Cognition

  12. Oh that leopard coat is so fantastic!!

  13. I love all those picks! That leopard coat is so fabulous! I love it so much! You always have such fantastic picks!

  14. You did such a good job at finding affordable alternatives. I think the coat in the save side is prettier and looks more flattering.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  15. I love your save option! The leopard print jacket is a must! I'm totally obsessed!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  16. I found a leopard coat almost 9 years ago and to this day it's still one of my favorite coats! Can't go wrong with leopard!!

  17. Wow, both sets look nearly identical, it's hard to tell the difference between which is the save and splurge; you did such a great job selecting alternatives! I couldn't agree more, I LOVE the combination of leopard, black, gold, and a bold red lip, so chic and glam! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having the best day so far!



  18. I'm finding myself loving leopard print more and more, and I love how you styled this one! Sometimes it's just too expensive, and you have to go with the save items, like those sunglasses! So pretty, but I don't know if I could spend $450 on sunglasses!

  19. These items are absolutely gorgeous! Great options! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  20. Strangely I find myself liking the budget picks more than the luxury ones! That H&M leopard coat is just fabulous! x

  21. What amazing splurge and save! I am obsessed with that leopard coat! I cant believe its from H&M!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  22. You nailed it with this one!! Wow! I'm all for the save!


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