Who has not been loving this recent trend of leopard and animal prints?! I’m not sure if the whole trend started from the Thrift Shop Song music video where Macklemore is strutting out of the thrift shop in a huge faux fur jacket or from the Runways, but it has without a doubt been a growing trend. As far as the animal print trend goes I love I cannot get enough of it! I have a white leopard scarf that I bought at Banana Republic on Black Friday, and I am on the lookout for more animal print products. My next leopard product are the leopard booties. I am obsessed with booties in general, and the leopard print adds so much to the booties. The leopard print gives so much to the shoe itself. The only problem is that in order to get a nice pair of leopard booties, you’ll have to spend a little bit of money.
I found a great affordable pair at Zara (one of my new favorite stores).
I love this pair of booties. They are about $116, but not a horrible price for the quality. These booties look great with joggers or fitted pants. You could really wear these with anything, just like any other booties. The only thing you should watch out for is any pattern clashes or too much going on with your clothes because it won’t work with the leopard shoes.
I found another great pair of leopard booties that were a bit pricier on Shopbop. These look very similar to the pair from Zara, but these have a bit of a higher platform and are priced at $295…Yes the price is expensive but mostly because they are made from real calf hide. Here’s an image of the leopard booties:
I actually prefer the Zara pair, not only for the price, but I like the boot length and side zipper. I already have a pair of the classic booties, like the Shopbop ones. I’ve been looking for a pair of shorter booties with a smaller platform. If you’re looking for some other leopard bootie options, check out Resultly for a nice array of options.
I definitely recommend purchasing the cheaper (faux skin booties). I don’t think its necessary to buy real animal fur/skin, especially for boots that you are not wearing daily. I am so excited for these boots to come in the mail!! I am in desperate need of a new pair of boots. One big tip I suggest for any sort of boot with a zipper is to watch out for the location. Comfort is key when purchasing any shoe. I had a horrible experience with a knee-high boot. They zipped up in the back, and as the boots started to be broken out they were cutting in the back of my heel. So, be very weary when purchasing boots with any sort of embellishment, especially with zippers.
I will release my next post reviewing the zara leopard booties!! I will also include some photos with new photos of me in the boots. I’m so excited to make some new outfits and show ya’ll my ensembles