Wondering what to wear with leopard print booties? Get these looks worn by Olivia Palermo and learn to style your leopard booties like a pro.
When it comes to leopard print booties, there´s no other celebrity who can pull them off better than Olivia Palermo. Everytime she´s spotted wearing leopard print footwear, she always does it right. From leopard print booties, girly leopard print ballet flats to sophisticated leopard print pumps, she styles them in a way that you´d be left too convinced to mimic her look.
Olivia Palermo uses three simple but effective styling tricks in wearing leopard print booties. She wears them with bright colors, she tones down the print with neutrals, or she brings them out of their elements by pairing them with other edgy items such as leather skinny pants.
In case you´re wondering what fashion pieces are best to wear with leopard print booties, check out these three looks worn by Olivia Palermo and learn to style your leopard booties like a pro.
1. What to Wear with Leopard Print Booties: Mustard
One of my favorite way of styling leopard print is to inject bold colors to the look. Once leopard print is teamed with a vibrant color such as mustard, it brings out its neutrality. The print enables the color to float out while adding a touch of trend and allure to the overall result.
To get this look, wear this pleated and belted mustard dress from Dorothy Perkins with a chain-detailed black cardigan. Slip into your laced up leopard print booties and grab a black clutch.
2. Wear Leopard Print Booties with Neutrals
If you want to highlight your animal print booties in a not-too-loud effect, keep the rest on your outfit neutrals. Get a brown belted mini dress and wear over it a beige, ivory or pastel colored coat. Your coat can be either an inch longer or shorter than your dress. Add color to the look by opting for a vibrant handbag.
3. What to Wear with Leopard Print Booties: Edgy Pieces
Leather pants are back on trend. If you want to maximize the trendiness of your leopard print booties, team it with a pair of black leather skinnies, black leather handbag and rich, flowy button-down top. Keep the rest of your accessories complementary to your booties such as an oversized gold ring, a green, silver or gold bracelet, and a makeup that speaks attitude.
4. Sweater dress + dress coat + pony print ankle boots
Pine green is the color of the season. Naturally, you´ll want to try mixing the pony print with this on-trend color. Adding a black dress coat is great since it matches the black rosettes of the boots. However, the result is too dark. In order to soften the look, add a complementary color through your scarf and bag.
5. What to Wear with Leopard Print Booties: Bright coat on print dress
For this look, I want to challenge you to be a little braver. Do a print on print outfit. Take a really challenging printed dress with shades of color that matches or complements the colors of your pony ankle boots. Picking the printed dress to go with the boots need not to be challenging given that your boots have a neutral print. That´s something that will come in handy when you´re unsure of the print pairing.
The strongest color is the dress is orange, which works perfectly with the tan shade of pony print. You should also use it as the color of your coat to pull the entire look together.
6. What to Wear with Leopard Print Booties: Printed Poncho
As you can see, this is a layering work of earthy tones. Each piece comes from the same family of color, but they have variations. Once put together, the result is never boring.
I´m a big lover of poncho. You can see the latest poncho outfit I wore which I shared on my personal blog. So I really vouched for this look.
7. White Skinnies + Pink Sweater + Leopard Print Ankle Boots
Don´t forget that the best color to complement the pony leopard print is white. When you mix them together, plus a gorgeous vivid hue such as pink or blue, you kind of glow. Seen here is an effortless pairing of pink sweater, white jeans, and pony print ankle boots polished with black finishing.
8. Sophisticated in Leopard Print Boots
Olivia Palermo was looking very sophisticated in a leather outfit with leopard print boots. She knew that her wild booties will bring attention to her legs so she took advantage of it by wearing black, shiny jeggings. Wearing a sleeveless leather jacket over her black coat with cowl neck, she´s protected from the wind and yet still looked elegant.
We can quickly make the same statement by slipping into this sexy leopard print bootie shoes. You can wear this outfit out on the town or even to work, if your line is a creative field. The boots are definite to call attention to your sleek legs and shapely calves, therefore don´t disappoint. Wear a shiny, leather-like finish leggings, turtleneck long sleeves top and vest, all in black, to finish this edgy look.
9. Girly and Trendy in Leopard Print Boots
The dress, being black, simply becomes the background. If that does not prove how attention grabber leopard print boots are, I don´t know what would. If it was worn with a different shoe in non-animal print, you would then notice the wearer´s wrong choice of dress. But although bubble dresses are not made for voluptuous and very curvy figures, chosing the right boots will still pull everything together.
I picked a sleeveless black dress with deep v-neck, lace up tie in the back and full skirt. Although we adore designers shoes, we don´t really want to hurt our pocket. I´m glad there are shoes that make us feel and look like expensive in a much lesser cost, such as this ankle boots by Kelsi Dagger. This leopard print boots paired with the black sleeveless dress, accessorize by a black faux patent snake print clutch and a black Mango Ring, is an outfit that´s a stunner but only for the brave of hearts.
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, what do you think of Olivia Palermo´s style? Which of the above looks would you love to duplicate? What do you wear with leopard print booties?
Karen Law says
Hi Glee! I like Olivia’s style. With patterned high heels that stand out like leopard ones I think it’s important to keep your outfit simple with few patters (or maybe just a small bit of leopard in your outfit to match your heels like a leopard print scarf or a leopard print top with a solid print skirt/pants).
Hi Karen! I agree, leopard shoes stand out best when worn with neutral pieces. In fact, wearing them with black pants and black leather jacket is my favorite way of wearing.