How To Wear Leopard Shoes

Chinese Laundry Dazzle Me Leopard Wedge, $79.95

Last week a reader asked me how to wear leopard print without looking “skanky”, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.  In general, I like to keep my leopard print on my accessories, specifically leopard print shoes.  A leopard shoe can go with nearly any outfit as long as you have an open mind and tie everything together with a few key accessories.

Below you’ll find a few outfit ideas I put together using Chinese Laundry’s ‘Dazzle Me’ leopard wedges, which you can snag right now for just $67.96 (15% off) with promo code CL15REG323!

What are your thoughts?  How do you like to wear leopard?

1. Black and Brown

When in doubt, wear one piece of leopard with an all black outfit and black/brown accessories.  You can’t go wrong with this classic look.

2. Casual Khaki

For a casual look, try wearing leopard shoes with khaki capris, a skinny black or brown belt, and a solid-color top.

3. Summery Florals

Have some fun in the sun with a bright floral-patterned blouse, grounded by a leopard belt and brown-hued accessories.

4. Red Hot Leopard

Leopard and red were made for each other!  For an outfit that’s as sophisticated as it is sexy, pair a red sundress or cocktail dress with leopard shoes, a metallic clutch and matching jewelry.

Like this post?  Check out how I styled the shoes in ideeli’s One Shoe, Five Ways giveaway for even more leopard inspiration!

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  • Adriana

    I truly believe leopard (and pretty much all animal prints) are the hardest patterns to pull off. It can go so wrong so easily, so I really admire anyone who can wear it well. This is really helpful advice because it makes leopard more of a detail rather than a focal point in an ensemble. My fave is the ‘casual khaki’ look. It’s casual, but with a little edge….thanks for the ideas!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much for this post – very helpful and imaginative. I’ve had this dilemma about the ‘leopard’ look too! Love the summery florals and khakhi ideas…the orange bag with the animal print looks amazing.


  • Katie C

    I love leopard! Personally, I’m a huge fan of a floral mixed with leopard; it is unexpected, but if styled right it can look fantastic! :)

  • Rie_larry

    can i wear leopard print shoes with a paisley top? the top is jewel toned and has the same gold tone in it as the background of the shoe?

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