What to Wear With Leopard Print Heels?

DJ Samantha Duenas pairs leopard-print heels with a simple black dress for a classic look at Art Basal in Miami.
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Leopard print can seem like an intimidating pattern to incorporate into your wardrobe, but dressing with leopard-print accessories -- like a pair of high heels -- can be an easy way to get accustomed to eye-catching animal prints. Traditional leopard print is comprised of neutral tones, but the pattern is also available in a range of other colors like red, pink and green.

1 Jeans and a T-Shirt

A pair of leopard-print heels adds sophisticated sass to an otherwise basic outfit of blue jeans and a black or white tee. Let your shoes take center stage by keeping other accessories simple, in line with the rest of your ensemble. Choose a delicate gold pendant necklace and a pair of gold stud earrings; complete the low-maintenance look with a neutral cross-body bag. For a bolder take on this outfit, opt for fuchsia leopard-print heels to add a vibrant pop of color to your ensemble.

2 Sleek Neutrals

Let traditional tan-and-black leopard print act like a sleek neutral by pairing your patterned high heels with simple garments in a range of other neutral hues. For a polished look, wear your leopard-print high heels with a camel pencil skirt and a cream silk blouse. Carry a black, structured leather purse, and stick with simple gold hoop earrings.

3 Night Out

If you don’t shy away from extra attention, incorporate your leopard-print heels into a bold nighttime outfit. Pair neutral-toned leopard pumps with a fitted red dress for a sassy date-night ensemble. Or, wear your best little black dress with bright red leopard-print heels for a head-turning finish. Complete either look with a stack of metallic bangles for an added dose of glam.

Katherine Mitt has been contributing to online publications since 2009, focusing primarily on fashion and style topics. She holds a B.A. in English from a small liberal arts school.