Splurge or Steal // Leopard Print Denim

i've loved the look of leopard print denim for a few months now,
and because the need for covering my legs with warmer layers is rapidly approaching,
i'm searching much more intently for some interesting non-blue-jean options.
i love this pair from current/elliot, but the $198 price tag isn't in my budget at the moment,
so i'm thinking about trying out this less expensive option at macy's.
have you tried this trend yet?
i love how the pants could still act as a neutral even though they are patterned,
and my mind has been busy creating outfits around them lately...
would love to hear what you think!