I LOVE animal prints (and when I say love, I mean LOVE). As I have talked about in previous posts, they can be a great neutral due to their grounding colors, but because they are a print, they also have the ability to create an element of interest and creativity. As a matter of fact, I use them frequently in both home decor and in fashion. But the print that has really drawn me in as of late is leopard-and even more specifically, leopard shoes. I have actually collected a small assortment of them over the last couple of months, and due to the variation in style and color, I use each pair for different intents and purposes (you can catch a peek of a couple of them in my shoe closet shown here).
So when my best gal pals were visiting a couple of weeks ago and I picked up a fun new yellow blazer on our marathon shopping spree, I knew immediately it would look amazing with a pair of boyfriend jeans and (of course) sky-high leopard heels. And one thing you will find if you follow this blog, or look at my Pinterest boards, is that I am a sucker for the mix of a beat up baggy jean with a more sophisticated heel and blazer. In fact, when you combine all of these things together, there are a very wide breadth of occasions where an outfit like this would be appropriate: brunch, errands, lunch date, a movie, or even a casual dinner with the hubby or friends. Spunky, yet casual and sophisticated-definitely right up my alley. 🙂
Gold Foil Striped Top: JCrew (last fall)
Boyfriend Jeans: Rich and Skinny c/o Nordstrom
Leopard Shoes: Steve Madden c/o Macy’s
Necklace: H&M (last summer)
Watch: Michael Kors c/o Nordstrom Rack
Bracelets: Macy’s, H&M, and World Market
One of the reasons that I picked this specific leopard shoe to complete this outfit over any of my other options is because the tone of this particular leopard shoe is very warm and compliments the warm tone of the yellow blazer and gold foil stripes on my top. Some of my other leopard shoes were too cool in their coloration to work with this look. So with that taken into consideration, the possibilities of what you can do with leopard are not only pretty endless, but a whole lot of fun.