Lovely Leopard

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These wise words spoken by Jenna Lyons, president and creative director of J.Crew, are somewhat of a mantra I live by. Swapping your average beige and brown for leopard immediately makes any outfit more interesting, especially when it comes to shoes. This blog was inspired by a pair of leopard shoes, the Ash Italia jungle slip-on platform sneaker:

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Even though these are THE best pair or leopard slip-ons ever to exist, there are so many styles in leopard that are swoon worthy that they also deserve a mention.

Sneakers all are the rave right now, but leopard sneakers give them a stylish twist.  The classic Converse Chuck’s are a great example of a classic silhouette given new life with a leopard print.

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Keds collaborated with Opening Ceremony and gave us another classic silhouette in leopard. Simple chic sneaks for everyday.

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Nike has also indulged leopard lovers and made all out wishes come true. Their uber-fashionable sneakers in leopard will make anyone’s day.

 

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Even espadrilles come in leopard nowadays, it only takes looking at street style shots to see how great they look.

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Booties in leopard are also a an option to amp up a plain outfit. These YSL moccasin booties are sure to do the job.

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When dressing for less casual occasions, leopard print shoes fit in just as perfectly. Leopard pumps are both sexy and stylish, who would be opposed to such a combination? These Dior pumps embody this combination perfectly.

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These Steve Madden high-heel booties are a more affordable option, but sexy and stylish nonetheless.

 

 

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These street style shots show how well this trend comes to life:

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4bf37d260bffbc9912f606f6840d6ba2With summer just around the corner, it’s natural to become obsessed with sandals. These Senso brikentoscks  and flat sandals are just two of the thousands of options out there, because fortunately most stores have at least one leopard style.

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To inspire you to work leopard shoes into your outfits, we used our Polyvore Profile to create an outfit. The sandals are from Zara, but any leopard shoe would fit in beautifully into this outfit.

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The real message behind taking leopard as a neutral is really to not be afraid. Don’t be beige, be leopard!

 

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