Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Leopard Print Flats Roundup

Last year, I did a zebra print flats round up.  This year, I can't go into a shoe store or browse a shoe site without tripping over several pairs of leopard print flats.  For those of you who shy away from animal print, leopard print (on shoes) has several advantages over others: First, they are truly neutral, with shades of brown and black, and often taupe and grey. Second, they can read playful but are also (mostly) office-appropriate.

The best rule regarding animal print is to use it sparingly in an outfit.  To keep the look polished and sophisticated, you may also want to stick with naturally-occurring color patterns- and natural materials- instead of more difficult to wear options, like pink faux patent snake print or blue faux suede zebra print. 

As it turns out, I personally prefer my leopard print shoes to be made of hair (faux or real) with a pointed toe.

And so, I give you a leopard print flats round up...

This pair, from Coconuts, is $59 (faux-hair):

This Sam Edelman pair is $140 (real suede and hair):

This Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan pair is $79.99 and made from suede:

Piperlime has A TON of these.  In fact, the first 5 pairs of shoes in Piperlime's flats section are leopard print flats.  And they have a varied price range.

This Ivanka Trump pair is $129.95 and made of calf hair:

The little bow is cute touch.

These are the calf hair leopard print pointy toed flats to end all calf hair leopard print pointy toed flats.  They are from Kate Spade, they are $225, and some day I will make them mine:

Stuart Weitzman also has a sweet pair, with a bow and cap toe ($355, calf hair):

Jeffrey Campbell's loafer-like take on the leopard flat is just a little different ($99.95, calf hair):

I really like this Classiques Entier pair ($119.95, calf hair):

The bow breaks up the print a bit, and the pointed toe is sharp without being aggressive.

And like Piperlime, Nordstrom has many, many more options...

For your Yeah, Right Moment of The Day, I present the Jimmy Choo Berry Calf Hair flat, for a whopping $725:

Yeah, right.

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