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Outfits to Wear With Leopard Louboutins

by Amanda Rumbalski, studioD

Those lucky enough to have a pair of Louboutins in their closet no doubt want to kick up those red soles as often as they can. Leopard-print Louboutins are a classic and versatile buy that will transition through seasonal trends and through your own personal style evolutions. A return on investment is inevitable if the outfit you create around those showstoppers turns heads.

Office Appropriate

In less conservative work settings, wear your leopard Louboutins with office-ready separates for a chic ensemble that shows you mean business. A black pencil skirt and a white button-down form a basic backdrop that will let your shoes shine. Try a high-waisted skirt to define a small waist or a style with a peplum detail. Tuck a cotton or silk button-down into the waistband of your skirt and cinch with a belt. Balance out the bottoms of your heels with a red satchel and a statement necklace.

Weekend Chic

Leopard print acts as a neutral when paired with basic separates, which lends an air of effortless cool to a casual look. Red skinny jeans offer an interesting contrast to your leopard Louboutins and balance the red in the soles. Pair them with a half-tucked chambray shirt with rolled-up sleeves for a casual, undone look. Dark-wash skinny jeans are a fine option for those who prefer to stick with classic denim to let their Louboutins stand out. Roll up the cuffs and top them off with a loose v-neck tee in black, gray or white.

Business Casual

A shirtdress is a classic piece that transitions throughout the day and lets your spots shine. You'll get the most use out of neutral colors -- such as camel, black or gray -- that complement your shoes. Emphasize your waist with a wide belt and finish with a menswear-inspired watch. Layer patterned tights underneath your shirtdress when the temperature gets cool. The juxtaposition of the texture from your tights and the print from your shoes adds another dimension to the look.

Night Out

Pair your Louboutins with interesting prints, textures and colors for a night out. Opt for a monochromatic look for a dose of chic that keeps the focus on your shoes -- think a black leather miniskirt or leggings and a black sequin tank. For those who prefer to change it up, experiment with mixing and matching prints (but be sure to stick with a consistent color family). Avoid head-to-toe prints by breaking them up with a solid color. For example, complement your shoes by topping off solid-colored bottoms with a floral top or striped blouse.

About the Author

Based in New York, Amanda Rumbalski embarked on a professional writing career in 2009. Her work has appeared in "Icon" magazine and on Entertainment-Central.com, and she has editorial and styling experience with "Women's Wear Daily," the "New York Daily News" and "Allure" magazine. Rumbalski holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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