So you have a beautiful printed dress to wear to this weekend's charity luncheon or a graphic printed mini dress for a big night out on the town. What shoe are you going to choose? When in doubt, our suggestion is to go neutral. You can't go wrong with a metallic, bone, beige, or tan heel. This style of pump will elongate the leg and redirect the eye to the dress, where you want the focus to be.
Leopard print shoes offer a versatile and popular choice that can be worn all year round. There is a style that is ideal for almost every occasion, but careful consideration needs to be given to your choice if they are going to appear to be a stylish extension to the rest of your clothing.
There are different style categories to select from, and below is a brief explanation of how to wear each design:
Leopard print heels tend to look most stylish when worn as part of a more formal outfit and are therefore ideal for special occasions and parties. Team them up with dark colored slacks and a different top, or if you are after a more co-ordinated style, stick to more neutral tones of cream, green and light brown instead.
They usually get teamed up with casual clothing like skinny jeans, a neutrally colored skirt or even smart shorts in the summer. Flat pumps are incredibly adaptable and are comfortable enough to be worn all day long, but again, steer clear of teaming them up with matching accessories if at all possible or you will run the risk of overdoing the look.
Leopard skin ankle boots and shoes are most suited to wearing with jeans and teamed up with a lighter colored top and accessories that coordinate with the natural brown shades of the leopard print design. They incorporate a relatively high heel, so keeping them on all day can sometimes become uncomfortable, however. They are therefore ideal for less formal evening wear and can be worn all year round.
The Cheetah Print court shoe is a timeless and traditional style and comprises a slip-on, low cut design, traditionally with a medium to high heel height. This makes them perfect for office wear, and they are an excellent compromise if you are after a higher heel that can be worn for longer periods of time.
The crucial point to remember is that leopard print shoes create a robust statement all on their own. Trying to increase their impact by including a selection of matching leopard design accessories will seldom work and will ultimately damage the impact your shoes might otherwise have had.