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How to style animal print shoes

It’s time to channel your wild side! Animal print sometimes gets a reputation for being tricky to wear – but actually, you’ll find that it’s one of the easiest patterns to style (we especially love leopard and snake prints for versatility). Casual or dressy, animal patterns work as well with jeans as they do with evening outfits – and they’re completely timeless, too.

Is animal print in style?

Always! Animal print has been embraced by so many cultural icons – including Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor, music legends like David Bowie and even first ladies (and fashion icons) Jackie O and Michelle Obama. And since the fashion elite are often spotted in animal print, we know this timeless look is still very much on-trend.

If you’re looking to incorporate some animal print into your wardrobe, then shoes are a good place to start. Animal print shoes are more versatile than you may think, and can be teamed with lots of different colours to go with pretty much every outfit.

Types of animal print shoes

Leopard print shoes

Always in style, leopard print shoes or boots are the perfect way to dip your toes into this fashion phenomenon. Depending on how you wear them, you can add just a hint of print or bring extra intensity to a bolder outfit.

What colours go with leopard print shoes?

The beauty of leopard print is that it works like a neutral, meaning that it goes well with many different styles and looks—so the best colour to wear with leopard print is every colour. Think of it as a wilder and more fun version of tan and pair it with emerald green, burgundy, black and white and other neutrals. And let’s not forget your trusty blue jeans. Have fun with colour combinations and experiment to find pairings that work for you.

How to wear leopard print shoes

You can’t go wrong with a pair of leopard print boots, and one of our fiercest pairs on offer is the leopard print Desert boot, a fun take on our iconic style. A simple way to jazz up jeans or make a statement with a midi dress.

If flats are more your thing, then try our leopard print Wallabee for size. With its thick crepe sole and sheepskin lining, it’s a great transitional day-to-night style, whatever the season.

If you want to really step out in style, up the ante with leopard print heeled boots. Channel your inner icon in our Laina 55 Boot 2, pairing them with black jeans and leather jacket for an edgier look, or with a little black dress for a classic evening outfit with a twist.

A peppy animal print complements hot summer days perfectly, and our Orinoco Strap leopard print sandal is ideal for elevating sun-soaked ensembles – from floaty summer dresses to your favourite jeans. Try matching your shoes with a leopard print cross body bag to make even more of a style statement.

Snake print shoes

After a more subtle take on the trend? Then snake print shoes and boots, with their generally more muted colour palettes, are worth exploring.

What colours go with snake print shoes?

If the snake print is grey and white, then treat as a neutral and pair with whatever colour takes your fancy. Style your snake print shoes with black and white for a tonal look or try contrasting them with bright and bold blues, oranges, greens, reds, and pinks. Snake print looks fabulous worn with virtually any colour.

How to wear snake print shoes

For their sheer versatility, you can’t beat a pair of snake print boots. Our Alcina Top are a modern twist on the Chelsea boot and will look as good with jeans and a blazer as they do with a mini skirt and shirt.

If you’re looking for snake print heels, the Kaylin60 2Part is perfect for work or smart occasions. Wear with tailored trousers or a mid-length skirt for a stylish and sophisticated look that’ll take you from the office to the bar with ease. Going “out out”? Our Amali Jewel in yellow snake print will make sure you stand out from the crowd. Try wearing them with a pared-back outfit to let your shoes do the talking.

Day-to-day, you can’t go wrong with a pair of flat snake print shoes, like the chic Un Blush Ease. This modern loafer looks great paired with jeans or tailored trousers for a simple smart-casual look.

If you want to embrace casual styling, update your usual neutral pairs with snake print trainers like Un Rio Strap. These luxe leather lace-ups offer an athleisure aesthetlic that adds instant cool to jeans or a block colour midi dress.

Zebra print shoes

The noughties are officially back – and along with the flip phones, crimped hair, bootleg jeans and pastel eyeshadow that made the Y2K era so iconic, zebra print is making a welcome reappearance.

Like the other animal prints, zebra print shoes don’t just come in the classic black and white colours—though you could start here if you’re relatively new to prints. Feeling more adventurous? Opt for zebra print in fun shades of pink, purple –and even silvers and golds.

How to wear zebra print shoes

From boots to sandals, zebra print shoes can easily elevate any outfit. Ideal for teaming with just about any colour, zebra print is brilliantly versatile, and is great for making even the most minimal outfits look high fashion. To take your look to new heights, try pairing your zebra print shoes with an on-trend cross-body bag like our Topsham Mila or the Roslyn Lily clutch.

For your fiercest look yet, explore our full range of animal print shoes. As well as leopard and snake print, you’ll find croc, dalmatian and tiger print shoes and boots, with animal print accessories like bags and purses perfect for the outfit-coordinators among us.