Being back in an office again is a strange feeling. Dressing up each day is made a little easier by having a versatile shoe wardrobe. They bring a bit of punch to otherwise staid separates.
I get a lot of wear, and a lot of compliments, on my leopard pumps. Years ago, my Mother tried to convinced me that leopard was a good idea. I wasn’t having it. God, it hurts when she’s right.
Loeffler Randall Jolie Heel ($350)
Chinese Laundry Leopard Pumps ($129)
Technically, the top and bottom shoes are cheetah print; the middle shoe is leopard. 😉
But they’re all lovely and, I agree, can definitely add the perfect kick to an outfit. I’m so sad to need to soon retire my leopard print Steve Madden pointed-toe skimmers — the were *perfect* (purrfect?).
Funny that you mention your mother, because mine bought me a pair of leopard-print flats a while ago (“to spruce up your work clothes”). I didn’t think they were my style and avoided wearing them for a while. Then one day in a morning clothing rut, I put them on and was convinced.
I think the key is to pair them with neutral, solid colors; that way it looks edgy rather than “inspired by the Real Housewives of Las Vegas.”
Not technically your mother says:
+1 I also think this crazysexycool pattern in flats is a lot different – more corporate more professional – than in a great-looking pump.
Jenn S. says:
I just can’t make myself love them for me. I’ve seen them pulled off and look so damn chic, but I can’t bring myself to do it. Amusingly enough, I have a MUCH younger sister who wants All Leopard Everything.
And I do mean *everything*.
Tortoise, on the other hand, I definitely dig. I think you style it similarly.