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 The Modern Savvy’s “closet staples”, helping take you round out your wardrobe with key pieces, like army green pants, and now leopard shoes.
How to Wear your Leopard Shoes?
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.
Here’s how I style leopard sneaks!
Here’s how I style my leopard flats — the best neutral!
And, here’s major inspiration how other women wear their leopard shoes.
Pin the image above for leopard footwear inspiration. Want a pair of your own? I’m wearing in the top image pointy toe flats by J. Crew Factory (love them!), and here’s more options starting at around $20:
SHOP MY FAVORITE LEOPARD SHOES: