While I don’t believe in wearing anything just because it’s trendy, I do see trends as an opportunity to find a better selection of the items we’d wear anyway. This fall, animal prints are a big trend and I’ve been seeing them everywhere. For someone like me who loves a good leopard print, that’s great news.
Leopard delivers a lot of visual bang for the buck, and a little goes a long way. And one of the easiest and most fun ways to incorporate a little animal print is with footwear. Above, the leopard shoes add a nice exclamation point to a simple outfit.
When it comes to leopard or other animal print footwear, I prefer to stick to simple, classic designs without a lot of other embellishment. The print and/or texture is the statement here.
The leopard print on these sharp Chelsea boots is a bit more blended and subtle.
That shaped wooden heel on these slingbacks doesn’t compete with the leopard, but takes it up another level.
Here’s a fun pair of slip-on sneakers at a budget-friendly price.
A classic style like these driving moccasins helps keep leopard print grounded.
Many of you have told me that you like leopard print, but need to stick to cooler colors. Here you go!
And if you can handle a little more heel, these boots are totally gorgeous in person!
But I get it, leopard isn’t to everyone’s taste.
Reptile prints are also part of the fall animal print trend. A bit of pink softens the look of snake print on this d’Orsay flat.In black and metallic, the snake print on these slip-ons is more textural and abstract.
Croc-embossed finishes are another popular interpretation of animal prints. I love the cognac color and the fun texture of these loafers.
Even more subtle, croc gets the suede treatment.
These are pricey, but wow, that navy patent finish!
Do you like to add printed or colorful shoes to your outfits?