* Leopard never goes out of style
* Dress up or dress down with these animal print picks
* Ways to wear this trend year-round
Leopard print anything is a major fall trend and has been for the past few seasons… or since like, ever. It says you’re adventurous with style, but also classy and sophisticated. It’s fun, without being too over the top.
But with all the retailers trying to jump in on the trend these days, there seems to be no end to the available options. Fortunately, we decided to delve into everyone’s favorite accessory, shoes, to showcase some of the best leopard print offerings to date.
It is important to note that when wearing leopard, it should be treated as a wardrobe foundation piece, meaning it works well with most anything you pair with it. Try it alone with some plain neutral pieces to let the shoes be the sole standout piece in your outfit or pair them with other smaller prints in the same color range if you are so bold.
Continue reading for some of our favorite leopard print shoe picks that will never go out of style.
1. FSJ Pointy Heel Pumps
These pointy heel pumps by FSJ are the ideal work-to-drinks heels and are made even more alluring by the sexy leopard print. This classic pump is made in the d’Orsay style, which is ultra-flattering to the foot and works with all kinds of looks. With an approximate 3-inch heel height, padded insole for comfort and rubber sole to keep your shoes protected, these shoes make a great addition to any wardrobe.
2. Luci Pointy Toe Ballet Flat
Instantly elevate any of your fall/winter outfits with the Luci Pointy Toe Ballet Flat. This classic Mary Jane ballet flat has updated stylings, complete with a comfortable padded insole and arch support. This slip-on style will be a great all-day shoe option when you get sick of your sneakers, or just need to change things up a bit. It is recommended for any pointy toe shoe to size up half a size for the ultimate in wearability.
3. Me Too Halle Ballet Flat
The Me Too Halle Ballet Flat will be your go-to shoe whether you are walking to work or going out to dinner. Made of haircalf leather, these ballet flats have an easy, slip-on design, breathable lining and elasticized top line that forms to the foot. A memory foam padded footbed with an extra 5mm of memory foam in the heel makes this an ultra comfortable shoe that can easily be kept in your office as an extra pair of shoes that you can slip on and off at your leisure.
4. Mark Nason Mayfair Sneaker
The Mayfair Sneaker by Mark Nason is a great addition to your athleisure wear wardrobe and the classic athletic trainer is taken up a notch by the sleek animal-printed calf hair styling. This sneaker has a slip-on style that makes it easy to get in and out of while the knit weave keeps the shoe breathable. Air-cooled memory foam cushions on the inside and a flexible rubber jobber-inspired traction outside keep this shoe on trend while being comfortable.
5. Franco Sarto Genesse Mule
Another great leopard print option are these Franco Sarto Genesse Mules. These simple leather uppers have a slip-on design, pointy toe silhouette and the perfect block heel height to make going from coffee to cocktails a breeze. These are a great everyday shoe that will pair well with pants, skirts or dresses. And it’s a great price for a pair of mules from this designer Italian label.
6. Sam Edelman Hilty Boots
Ankle boots are the ideal addition to any fall wardrobe, especially ones with the unexpected leopard print. These booties feature an inside zipper closure, pointed toe silhouette and a comfortable yet flattering 2.75 heel height. These boots can be dressed up or down (try them with skinny jeans or a date night dress) and will be the statement piece of any of your upcoming fall outfits.
7. Matisse At Ease Ankle Boot
Another great bootie option: these Matisse “At Ease” Ankle Boots. This side zip bootie is made from leopard cow hair with an approximate heel height of about 2 inches. These shoes will look great when paired with long dresses or jeans and also make a great going out shoe for those who want to make a sophisticated sartorial impression.