I splurged on these boots. I partially blame Gwen (“you do tend to wear rag & bone for many, many years, S”) and I partially blame you guys — those of you who asked me about them, you tricky devils, you. Of course, at the first sign of possible reader interest I was all #research!!! All in the name of #research!!…and bought them. (And you guys call me the shopping enabler.)
In any case, here I am. Booted. In leopard.
One reason it was so very easy to splurge is because I don’t actually think leopard is a trend. Leopard is to shoes as stripes are to t-shirts — they’re not going anywhere. And the easiest way to upgrade your everyday outfit is with a cool, comfortable, leopard print boot.
Case in point? Last year, Laura used leopard boots as the cornerstone of her London packing wardrobe. In 2016, I used leopard print boots to make boyfriend jeans and hoodies more interesting, and back in 2015, I was wearing leopard heels with jeans and little cardigans — just to name a few!
So yes: leopard boots are a solid investment*.
And since several of you asked how I’m wearing these leopard print booties, I had Mike snap a few pics as we all were out and about. I also rounded up a few additional pairs of everyday leopard print booties (low heel, walkable, comfortable) — they’re at the end of this article.
Leopard Print Boots: Three Outfit Ideas
1. With All Monochromatic Black and Faux Fur
We were headed to Urban Movement Arts to see our friend Metal’s show…so I pulled on what is my typical date-night uniform for winter: fancy black tee, black jeans, walkable boots. Faux fur makes it a little special. No idea why we couldn’t get a pic with my eyes open. Also, I need a haircut and a smokey eye refresher, but JUST LOOK AT MY BOOTS, OK?
2. With Boyfriend Jeans + Cozy Sweater
The Sunday that Fall Finally Came to Philly, we roamed around with soccer balls and coffees and feelings of goodwill towards men. (Until it later reached 73 degrees, and then we went home sweaty and grumpy. I hate you, global warming.)
Leopard print boots + boyfriend jeans is one of my favorite tricks, tho.
3. With A Dress? YES.
Many of these Chelsea style boots actually look pretty good with bare legs. And THIS outfit, in fact, is perfect for those days with wildly swinging temps. (That dress is just a ribbed knit and so freaking comfortable to wear.)
Shop My Favorite Everyday Leopard Boots
Hint: these are all walkable.