So you’ve decided to take a walk on the wild side! I’m assuming you’ve found your way to this page because you have no idea what to wear with your fabulous leopard print shoes, and they are giving you the mean eye every time you bypass them and pick those old modest sling backs you’ve been wearing since the world began! Well now it’s time for a change, here are some dynamic fashionista ideas that will help you transition from the office, to the evening to the weekend.
1. Dark Colors
Natural leopard patterns have a black or dark brown hue, and so dark colors work well with them. For the smart but sexy look, you can pair high heeled leopard print shoes with a fitted black suit, white shirt, a red bow tie and bright red lipstick to match.
2. Denim and Leopard
If you are looking for safe and stylish, pairing your leopard print shoes with denim is your answer. By the way any denim will do you don’t have to stick with blue. Charcoal, white, light blue, dark blue and black denim are all classic choices.
3. Ravishing in Red
Now, I would only advise this combination if you know how to feed men with a long handled spoon because they won’t be able to keep their eyes off you. A red dress of your choice coupled with gold jewellery and a gold handbag.
If you haven’t noticed already, red jeans are really trending at the moment. Combine your red jeans with a chambray shirt some gold jewellery and a black handbag.
5. Mix Prints Like a Pro
Most people are afraid to do this because of how much it stands out, if you are not the eccentric type then this might not be for you, but I love it so why not give it a try.
• Pick another print that shares the same color as your leopard print shoes. So you might go for a beige square print top.
• Wear the same pattern but mix the colors. Yellow, jade and turquoise are great to mix with leopard print.
• Wear a leopard print shirt and break the colors up by wearing a pair of black trousers or a black skirt with a black jacket.
• You can get really bold and wear a leopard print top, with a red and black leopard print shoes! It actually looks really good; I stole this idea from Rihanna!
6. Repeat the pattern
The dominant pattern in leopard print are circles, even if they are not perfect circles, they are very similar. You can subtly repeat the leopard print by wearing a necklace or earrings made up of a selection of roundish elements.
7. Dress them up!
Leopard print shoes are bold enough, but you can make them even more so by adding another leopard print element to the mix such as a scarf, belt or bangles. This will lead the eyes up the body creating harmony with the shoes.
8. Don’t limit your colors
A lot of people are scared to push the boat with leopard print and wear safe colors that match. This is so not necessary! You can wear them with any solid color, an emerald green looks great with leopard print. When mixing with a solid color, keep everything else simple but interesting. Gold earrings and a brown bag is a great match.
9. Keep it casual
No matter how bodacious leopard print appear to be you can dress them down by wearing simple basic attire such as a pair of leggings and a tunic. You can give the look a bit of a kick by pairing it with a metallic handbag and red studded earrings. This outfit works well for a movie night or a casual dinner date with friends.
10. Don’t overdo it!
Now, unless you are planning on going to a 1960’s fancy dress party please don’t ever make the mistake of wearing an entirely leopard skin outfit! I’m talking headband, top, bottoms and shoes! I really hope you never ever get that brave!
Well that’s all for now. I hope you find some of these ideas appealing and put them to great use so that your extravagant leopard print shoes are not wasting away in your wardrobe. There are so many more styles and ideas I could come up with but space will not permit me to do so. I hope I have activated your creative juices and brought out the fashion connoisseur in you so that you can go ahead and add to or take away from some of the suggestions I have made. Whatever you chose to wear, I am certain that you are going to look fabulous.
Have a blazing time wearing your leopard print shoes!