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How to Style Leopard Print Ankle Boots

by Sara Cantu, studioD

Fierce leopard print boots can add serious edge to outfits. While black and tan boots are well-known fall wardrobe staples, leopard ankle boots consistently make a splash as celebrities, fashionistas and bloggers alike flaunt this hot footwear style across the world. Pair leopard print boots with a variety of garments for totally chic ensembles to take you from lunch to a fun night out on the town.

The Skinny on Skinnies

Skinny jeans are the ultimate pairing for a cool pair of leopard ankle boots. Whether it's a flat style or a fierce platform style you're rocking, skinny jeans perfectly finish the look. An all-black ensemble consisting of a black tank top and black skinny jeans serves as the perfect blank canvas for which to accessorize with high heel leopard print boots and gold jewelry. Or, pair light wash distressed denim with flat leopard print ankle boots and a slouchy sweater or simple white T-shirt. You'll appear casual but still put-together.

Dresses with Attitude

Leopard print can serve as a neutral in some cases. Dresses in bold shades pair well this neutral pattern, such as bright oranges, pinks, and blues. Solid color, body conscious dresses and sheaths are totally fashionable when paired with high-heeled leopard ankle boots for nighttime occasions. For daytime, a pair of flat leopard boots might be just the trick to adding spice to flirty floral dresses, or those in other patterns. These boots also looks exceptional when worn with neutral shades like white and beige that allow the luxe pattern to really shine.

Chic Tights

Whether dressed up or town, a pair of tights is a perfect match for leopard ankle boots. During the winter, pair knit leggings with flat leopard boots and a tunic dress. Textured tights in lace and other patterns are a stylish addition to a dress and high-heeled leopard boot pairing. For a timeless outfit to take you through the chilly seasons, a simple black dress and opaque tights is a sleek outfit to pair with leopard ankle boots. For a toned down look, pair an oversized T-shirt with printed tights and leopard shoes.

Sultry Skirts

Body conscious skirts and other styles in black and beige are fitting pairings for edgy leopard boots. For stylish outfits utilizing low-key pieces, combine a black skater skirt and a T-shirt with flat leopard print boots. Sweet pleated skirts and leather skirts can look chic and appropriate for a wide range of occasions when paired with this style of shoe.

About the Author

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.

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