Wearing leopard print is a fashion power move par excellence—it gives even the most meh outfit a jolt of excitement and sex appeal. Plus, from Saint Laurent to Zara, it’s just about everywhere this season.
Going straight for the coat can be intimidating—though we highly recommend you give it a shot—but a printed pair of loafers or ankle booties paired with denim or easy monochrome is a solid entry-level take on the trend.
In small doses, animal prints look sophisticated in a grown-ass-woman kind of way—few people would argue, for instance, that J.Crew’s calf-hair d’Orsay pumps are anything less than office-appropriate. Or if you are looking for something a little bit wild, Alice + Olivia’s lug-sole platform booties should be your new go-tos.
In the slideshow, shop 20 pairs of leopard-print heels, loafers, boots, and more—plus see how to wear them with outfit ideas from a few of our favorite bloggers.
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The Lou Loafer, $94.50 (was $128); at Madewell
L’Autre Chose Leopard-Print Ankle Boots, $639.88; at Farfetch
Alice + Olivia Harper Leopard-Print Booties, $357 (was $595); at Shopbop
Tom Ford Leopard-Print Calf-Hair Ankle Boots, $1,590; at Net-A-Porter
Printed Leather Sneakers, $89.90; at Zara
Leopard-Print Sneakers, $44.99 (was $59.99); at Mango
Charlotte Olympia Purrrfect Leopard-Print Calf Hair Sneakers, $695; at Net-A-Porter
Colette d’Orsay Pumps, $378; at J.Crew
Sam Edelman Lola Leopard Calf Hair Heel, $160; at Revolve
Monda Leopard-Print Sandals, $295; at Reiss
Saint Laurent Candy 125 Leopard-Print Velvet Heeled Sandals, $630; at Selfridges & Co.
Selfridges & Co.
Leopard-Print Lace-Up Pump, $69.90; at Express
Barneys New York Leopard Calf-Hair Viola Pumps, $159 (was $395); at Barneys Warehouse