When I heard that leopard print was going to be a big trend this Autumn, I honestly cringed. Just like the camo print that was popular this summer, the pattern bothered me. I had never really been the type of person to wear wild prints like leopard and camo. I tend to stick to the very basic stripes and polka dot prints. My personality and style isn’t bold enough that I could pull off the trend. I was scared to wear leopard print.
When I was scrolling through Instagram last month and I saw all these bloggers wearing leopard print cardigans, scarves, and boots. Their outfits were really cute but, I didn’t think that I would look good wearing it. It wasn’t until I saw one of my favorite bloggers – Mrs. Casual – styled leopard print mules. I instantly loved them. I thought they were chic and looked comfortable. But I wasn’t just going to buy the exact ones that she had, so I began my search online for the perfect leopard print flats.
There were many different retailers selling the print in many different shoe forms but what I was looking for was very specific. I didn’t want the leopard print to look fake or to just be printed on the shoe, I wanted it to look real. I also wanted the shoes to be pointed flats. That way they would be stylish enough for me to wear them to work. After searching for a couple of weeks, I finally found a pair by Steve Madden that was made of genuine calf hair.
How to Style Leopard Print Shoes
Leopard print is not something that is new for the Autumn Season. It is practically a neutral because of all the brown and tan colors in the design. Those colors pair nicely with all the other colors of Fall like olive green, rust orange, mustard yellow, navy, and burgundy. If you are feeling really bold you can pair the leopard with other prints like plaid, stripes, and checks.
Casual/ Weekend Wear
For a casual look try paring the leopard flats with some distressed skinny jeans and a plaid button down. You will look and feel like you are ready for Autumn. This would be a really cute outfit to wear while you’re out picking pumpkins, sipping on hot apple cider, or out buying some Halloween decorations!
Dressy/ Office Wear
If you bought your leopard flats to wear to the office like me, trying pairing the shoes with cropped trousers and coordinating blazer. You could add in a solid color scarf or jewelry over top of a neutral colored blouse to add a little more to your outfit. This look will make you appear professional, stylish, and chic!
Leopard flats are a great way to wear this bold print but in a small way. It’s just on your feet, it’s not like you’re wearing head to toe leopard print. These flats will add some fun into your outfit and it’s just the perfect amount for those who are still wary of the print like me. And if you tried wearing the shoes and still don’t like wearing the print, just stay sitting at your work or school desk all day so that people don’t see it!
Would you wear leopard print shoes?