We all know the virtues of a great pair of skinny jeans or a perfectly cut tuxedo jacket, but there are certain less-than-obvious fashion items we consider fashion classics. Enter: leopard-print shoes. They're the kind of common item that even wildly different dressers will have in their closets in one form or another. Alexa Chung is as partial to a pair of kitty-print pumps as Chloë Sevigny is to a chunky pair of ocelot-patterned platforms. And good news if you're forever a fan—leopard print is heading back onto the fashion menu for A/W 18 in a big way. Prada is going heavy on the leopard in its accessories department, with handbags and platforms in a beautiful orange-hued leopard. Meanwhile, on the autumn/winter runways, hundreds of iterations on this classic feline pattern have been cropping up.
The easiest way to step into the trend is, quite literally, with a pair of shoes. So as these fine feline specimens are starting to drop in-store, here's our pick of the pack. Go through the gallery to shop the seven best pairs of leopard-print shoes, from ankle boots through to summer sandals.
Leopard-print shoes are a Gianvito Rossi signature.
Super chic and under £30.
These are a real crowd pleaser.
These would look so chic with a pair of black slim-leg trousers.
Gucci is also behind the leopard-print trend.
These are selling quickly.
A height you can last in all day.
No one does leopard like Gianvito.
Classics you'll love forever.
These are made for Instagram.
We love the slingback version.
Next up, see how else we'll be wearing leopard print come September.
Opening Image: Phil Taylor