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The Eye of the Tiger. er, um, Leopard

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Nothing is off-limits. They are everywhere.

Ready?? Here we go:

They’re on blouses, tanks, sweatshirts, pants, dresses, skirts, lingerie, scarves, gloves, sweaters, swimsuits, handbags, belts, blazers, hats, ball caps, headbands, vests, bathrobes, coats, fingernails, car seat covers, watches, decals, toasters, phone cases, dinnerware, glasses, water bottles, coasters, cutlery, picture frames, jewelry, keyboards, headphones, eyeglasses, contact lenses, shower curtains, mailboxes, cars, I even saw some on & in cakes, rugs, furniture, boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers and shoes, just to name a few.

Keds Champion Leopard Heart Sneaker American Eagle Outfitters
Keds Champion Leopard Heart Sneaker

Leopard print is in and what a relief!! Now I can break out my satin leopard robe my ex-husband got for me when we were still together, my leopard ball cap and cute leopard flats. Even though I’m addicted to leopard print I’d probably look kinda silly sporting this ensemble for all to see but seriously I like animal prints but I especially like leopard.

Penny Loves Kenny 'Abigail II' Flat
Penny Loves Kenny ‘Abigail II’ Flat
Nine West 'Saxophone' Flat Nordstrom
Nine West ‘Saxophone’ Flat

Whenever I think of the word leopard the first thing I think of is exotic. Leopards are such sleek, graceful and powerful animals with their gold-colored coats and dark rosette shaped spots. You can thank National Geographic for the rosette term, I had no idea the spots had a name. I just would have called them irregular shaped but if their shaped like a rose…well you get the picture.

Slip-On Sneaker American Eagle Outfitters
Slip-On Sneaker
Adrienne Vittadini Benson Flat DSW
Adrienne Vittadini Benson Flat
Steve Madden Elusion Leopard Pony Fur D'Orsay Flats Lulus
Steve Madden Elusion Leopard Pony Fur D’Orsay Flats

Judging by the list of items one can get in leopard print it seems as though it’d been easier to name the things that don’t have this animal print. One of the other things to note aside from the print itself is the colors. You can find reds, purples, greys, greens all with the signature leopard spots.

When wearing leopard shoes (this includes flats, heels and boots), they can be paired with just about anything. They look great with slim fitting jeans & button down; pencil skirt, tee & denim jacket; pants, sweater & blazer. To kick it up a notch you can wear either a striped or gingham shirt with dark denim add a colorful blazer and you’re good to go.

'Moveover' Pointy Toe Flat Nordstrum
‘Moveover’ Pointy Toe Flat

So that you can see for yourself the diversity among leopard patterned shoes I gathered 7 different pairs and as always providing the description of each below:

  1. Lulu’s: Steve Madden Elusion Leopard Pony Fur D’Orsay Flats – Tan pony fur has big, bold, tasteful black leopard print all over a pointed toe upper, with an ultra-low collar that sweeps into a d’Orsay cutout along the instep. One quarter-inch rubber heel, cushioned insole and nonskid rubber flex sole.
  2. Nordstrom: ‘Moveover’ Pointy Toe Flat – A modern-cut topline and a pointy toe update the look of a chic leopard-print flat. The entire flat is leopard.
  3. DSW: Adrienne Vittadini Benson Flat – This slipper flat is chic and simple. Slip into the Adrienne Vittadini Benson for a loafer-inspired look! The leopard spots are small and all over the shoe.
  4. Nordstrom: Nine West ‘Saxophone’ Flat – A prim and proper bow details the pointy-toe of a classic flat with striking sophistication. The toe of the flat is golden glitter, the back and sides are leopard.
  5. Nordstrom: Penny Loves Kenny ‘Abigail II’ Flat – A metal-tipped toe adds understated Western-inspired edge to a sleek loafer flat with a mixed-finish construction. The top of the loafer is leopard while the sides and back are black.
  6. American Eagle Outfitters: Keds Champion Leopard Heart Sneaker – Unlike the Keds I grew up with these sport bold leopard print, canvas upper, four eyelet lace up, soft breathable lining and a white sole.
  7. American Eagle Outfitters: AEO Slip-On Sneaker – Classic slip-on silhouette made of soft cotton canvas with elastic insets and white sole. The leopard print covers the entire shoe with the exception of the sole and elastic insets. The white and leopard contrast is very chic.

Have a great weekend and remember “when you feel good, you look good” especially in leopard!

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