What to wear with leopard print shoes?

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Impulse buying

can create some wardrobe challenges. What if the fabulous leopard print shoes you just bought match absolutely nothing in your wardrobe?

I’m usually quite a good impulse buyer: I hate looking for specific items, but if I just happen to come across something that I fall in love with, I buy it then and there because I invariably end up wearing it a lot. And this is actually how I do most of my shopping: see something, like it, try it on, like it even more, buy it, mix and match it with everything else in my wardrobe.

So, the other day I saw these leopard print shoes… and loved them , and bought them, and… What the hell am I going to wear them with???

 Let’s see… I don’t really have anything beige or brown (except for two pairs of trousers) in my wardrobe… The obvious thing would be to mix leopard print and Breton stripes, of course (watch this space: it’s just a matter of time…), but for now, I’ll try the most boring outfit I can think of. You now, to see if the shoes have the magic to lift the entire look to the next level. A tall order, I know…

casual outfit

I’m wearing:

t-shirt: Marks and Spencertrousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Van Dal /

sunglasses: Coach /bag: Adolfo Dominguez / necklace: vintage via Hirst Antiques

How do you feel about impulse buying? Does it work for you?

Tiina

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16 Comments

  1. Petite Silver Vixen
    July 16, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Oh they are cute. No wonder you fell in love with them and bought them. As to what to wear with them – anything! Like metallics, they're classed as neutrals so wear away. Debbie over at fashionfairydust was wearing a leopard print skirt with a breton striped tee only this week. Not quite the same but I have a pair of snakeskin print sandals and I wear them lots with a plain bottom half and a print on the top half. As to impulse buying – yes, it does work for me. My other half would say it works far too well for me!http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Tiina L
      July 17, 2015 / 2:49 pm

      Impulse shopping… there's nothing better, it never fails. Looking for stuff, on the hand, that is hard…

  2. Doused In Pink
    July 17, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Those shoes are super cute! I always think of leopard as a neutral that can go with anything. They look great with your purple top and I think they will fabulous with stripes!JillDoused In Pink

    • Tiina L
      July 17, 2015 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks! Leopard is a bit out of my comfort zone, I don't think I have anything else in leopard print.

  3. Dawn Lucy
    July 17, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I love my leopard print flats too. They're comfy but totally chic-up an outfit! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you next week!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      July 17, 2015 / 2:52 pm

      I've wanted to have leopard print shoes for a long time… I just couldn't resist.

  4. Anonymous
    July 19, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    I think they are cute! I'd wear them with black, white and denim items ALL the time.

    • Tiina L
      July 19, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      Yes, they would certainly look great with black… Only I don't really have anything black… Hmm, maybe I need to go shopping…

  5. Jane in London
    July 19, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Leopard print looks great with white trousers or skirts, IMHO. Depending on the tone, it can also look very good with pale pink. They are certainly gorgeous shoes!Jane

    • Tiina L
      July 20, 2015 / 12:51 pm

      Pink… that's an interesting idea, I should try that.

  6. Nicole Mölders
    July 19, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. These shoes are a great buy. They can give the finishing touch to many looks. I would have bought them right away when they had crossed my way. Perfect to jeans, black pants, toughen up a LBD, and a floral dress or a floral skirt with striped T-shirt. Great buy!

    • Tiina L
      July 20, 2015 / 12:53 pm

      It seems that I have some experimenting to do with these shoes. Thanks, Nicole!

  7. Alice Warren
    July 20, 2015 / 1:37 am

    I can see why you bought them, they are so fun! For me leopard is a great neutral print that can be fun to any outfit. Looks great with the colors you are wearing.Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday. Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      July 20, 2015 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks, Alice!

  8. Sophia Rodriguez
    July 20, 2015 / 11:48 am

    Those are really cite! Impulse buying is just about the only way I buy shoes! I love a good leopard print shoe and need to add more to my wardrobe.

    • Tiina L
      July 20, 2015 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks, Sophia! Impulse shopping always seems to work for me, at least I seem to be wearing the clothes I bought on the spur of the moment quite a lot.

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