5 Stylish Ways to Rock Leopard-Print Shoes From Celebs You Love

Used often, but never irrelevant, leopard-print shoes are an essential addition to any closet. The timeless pattern is chic, trendy, and adds the right amount of flair to any outfit.

Despite the versatility of leopard-printed footwear, however, there will always be some styles of dress that are better suited for such bold shoes. Luckily, there are countless celebrity examples that highlight some of these more tasteful pairings of dress and shoe, and we’ve rounded up five of our favorites for you.

1. The Edgy Professional

When maintaining professional or simply day-to-day appearances, too much attention can be undesirable. But, without at least a small amount of eye-catching details, your outfit risks completely blending in with the masses. This is where fiercely-patterned pumps can come to the rescue; offering a pop of extra sass and style that is classy and not overdone.

Khloe Kardashian highlighted this pairing perfectly when she matched her leopard-print pumps with a chic black peacoat dress. There’s certainly nothing extraordinary about the coat, but by adding the leopard pumps, her outfit went from nothing special to edgy and slick.

Khloe Kardashian out and about in New York

Khloe Kardashian out and about in New YorkKhloe Kardashian out and about in New York on November 29, 2010

2. From Casual to Working it: Classic Black and Leopard Combo

Black is likely the most tried and true partner for leopard-print shoes. Besides the fact that it goes well with most things, this dark shade and the fierceness of the leopard pattern seem to bring out the best in each other. The black color appears much more intense and bold when complimented by the tans and browns adorning the feet.

Lily Collins got it right when she partnered her structured frock with a pair of Brian Atwood pumps. The simplicity of her black dress allowed her embellished leopard-print heels to shine.

Lily Collins Leaving the ITV Studios

Lily Collins Leaving the ITV StudiosLily Collins leaving the ITV Studios in London on August 19, 2013

3. Go Red Hot

There’s a reason Christian Louboutin’s leopard heels have a red underside; the contrast couldn’t be more alluring or glamorous. Bright colors work fantastically well with leopard-prints, and that isn’t limited to the bottoms of some gorgeous heels. Pairing a red dress or other bright solid colors with leopard-print shoes is equally show-stopping.

See how Victoria Justice’s ruffled dress is made even sassier by pairing with the bold printed heels?

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice

Victoria JusticeVictoria Justice in a red Jay Godfrey dress at the 2011 Do Something Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood on August 14, 2011

4. White with Surprising Intensity

Though not as popularly-paired as black, white tends to create an equally bold effect when matched with leopard-printed footwear. White allows the leopard pattern to stand out even more than black, as the neutral hue and the dark patterns are seemingly opposite forces. With white, the overall image is captivating and pure, while the multi-colored leopard print creates a more shocking and wild display.

Cher Lloyd’s two-piece white skirt and shirt certainly proved to be a beautifully-surprising combination with her leopard booties.

Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale - Arrivals

Cher LloydCher Lloyd at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 7, 2012

5. Exciting, Eye-Catching Blue

Bright blue dresses are surely one of the most memorable styles for any event, and adding an extra bit of flair on the feet seals the deal. While other bright colors like red or orange might help play up the wild, sexiness of leopard-prints, a bright blue hue matched with leopard shoes will enhance a playful, vivacious appearance.

True to her last name, Blake Lively showed us that blue paired with leopard is a memorable and exciting style choice. Her short, skater-skirted frock looked darling with her leopard-print heels. The style is pretty with a bit of edge, and a whole lot of fun.

Blake Lively

Blake LivelyBlake Lively outside ABC Studios for Live with Regis and Kelly on June 14, 2011

You can shop for leopard-print shoes at Bergdorf Goodman, Zappos, and Nordstrom.

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