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Closet Staple: Leopard Shoes

how to wear leopard shoes for weekend, work, anytime // the average girl's guide

When it comes to closet staples, every woman should own a pair of leopard shoes; make it heels, flats, booties, sandals, it doesn’t matter — the printed neutral is universally awesome. Promise. Would I steer you wrong? Years ago I’d never agree with this statement but this older, kind of wiser version figured out how to wear leopard shoes and I’m sharing with you along with loads of inspiration from gorgeous women doing it right, plus keep reading for my favorite picks as well.

This post is part of TAGG’s “closet staples” series, helping take you into Fall with a few key pieces. Last month, we showcased army green pants, now leopard shoes and next week we’ll wrap with the ultra versatile denim shirt. In fact, pair all three together for the cutest fall look.

Wondering how to wear leopard? Consider it a neutral; if you’re just getting started stick to other solids like black, white, rusty orange, pink, plum, red and blue, for example. Go with leopard heels to add personality to a LBD, or pair flats to add flair to your weekend denim and sweater, or to a work look with black slacks, and blouse. I personally like a pair of suede (or high quality faux); I find the satiny ones, even at $150+ can look cheap. Have other questions? Leave them in the comments or email anytime!

how to wear leopard shoes for weekend, work, anytime // the average girl's guide

Twist Me Pretty (similar < $30), Merely Marie, Sequins & Things

Good Life for Less, My Dressy Ways, Penny Pincher Fashion

Kela’s Kloset, Crazy Style Love, Chic on the Cheap, Not Your Standard

Searsuckers and Saddles, Stylish Housewife, J’s Everyday Fashion, The Stripe

Pin the image above for inspiration this fall, and want a pair of your own? Shop my favorites (all under $150, and starting at $22!):

 

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    Liz Lizo
    November 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    I totally agree. Leopard print shoes are a must have for any fashionista!

    – Liz Lizo
    http://www.LizLizo.com

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    Laura
    October 7, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    I couldn’t agree more, leopard shoes are a must and the print is a total neutral!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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    Lila&Sirena
    October 7, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I’m a leopard print fan, specially on my new perfect fall shoes featured here: http://lilasirena.blogspot.mx/2015/09/style-all-about-sunnies.html

    Thanks for the amazing outfit inspo =)

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    Grace - The Stripe
    October 6, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    thanks for including me! xo

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    Lana R
    October 6, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    I just bought a pair of super cute Sam Edelman sandals in leopard print. They have a high ankle. I live in south Florida and can pretty much wear sandals most of the year. How do you recommend I wear them? With what outfits? In so scared to wear them with anything but black!

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      Alyson
      October 7, 2015 at 8:27 AM

      Those sound awesome (I want to see!). Black is definitely a must, and try adding another color to the mix, like a pink, orange or royal blue, for example. For weekends, I’d wear them with denim (blue, white or black) and again, add color with the blouse, or stick to a black and add a pop of color with your purse. If you’re willing, try adding a stripe on top (and you can add a cardigan, too, so only a little of the second print is showing on your blouse). Hope that helps!

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    Heidi
    October 6, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    I might be a little too excited to pull out my animal print pieces now that it’s fall!

    Wishes & Reality

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    carla
    October 6, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Love leopard fashion and home decor!
    http://www.motownsavvy.com

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    Jasmine
    October 6, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    I’ve been dying to get a pair of leopard shoes for years now! They’re such an easy touch of texture and print to any outfit, especially when mine are typically super basic and casual. This Fall, I swear I am going to get me some leopard shoes!

    be the plebeian

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    Gina
    October 6, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Yes. Yes. yesssss to leopard foot ware. My closet is full of neutrals and I love adding a pop of leopard with shoes or a scarf!
    I just hopped over from Wishes & Reality… and I’m loving this blog of yours.
    XO, Gina
    http://www.classyeverafterblog.com

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    Claire
    October 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Crazy about all these fall looks!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    Nicole Underwood Gonzalez
    October 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    I have been wanting another pair of leopard flats since my others ones finally “gave up the ghost”. This post is fabulous…so many choices! Thank you!!

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      Alyson
      October 6, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      Happy to help! Sounds like you are ready to break in a new pair for fall. 🙂

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    charity
    October 6, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    I do own a pair of leopard wedge boots but I am still on the hunt for leopard heels! I’m having a problem with finding a pair that aren’t too narrow…
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

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    Alyssa
    October 6, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    You can never have enough leopard shoes! I have so many different types it’s unreal.

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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    Stephanie
    October 6, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    I love leopard flats!! Or anything leopard!

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    Tara
    October 6, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    Leopard is a must….I can’t get enough 🙂

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