Wild or Mild: How To Wear Animal Print Shoes

A few weeks ago Rosana, owner of DC Style Factory, posted a pair of animal print flats that were adorable. I immediately texted her to ask where there would from and who they were by.

As I was cyber stalking them, my inner voice gave me a wake-up: “what am I doing? Why am I a contemplating buying shoes from someone else? We have so many great animal print shoes in the store right now.” I have these weak moments, you see, and then sensibility strikes. I rushed back to our own website to settle my animal print jones-ing. As I was flipping through the photos, I thought: “we have to do a Stylebook post on how to wear all these great shoes.”

Not only do we have great animal print (zebra, leopard, and cheetah, of course) but we have great faux snake and alligator prints, as well. If you aren’t sure you can handle an entire shoe with a print or pattern, we have some sneakers that have just a subtle of detail. I mean, of course, we also have some sneakers that are all snake for those who aren’t faint of heart.

When we decided to shoot all these amazing shoes we had to make sure we have a model as fierce as the prints. Meredith, the owner of barre3, was the first person to come to mind. To me, animal prints are pretty but yes, they do have that edge to them. So, while yes, Meredith is sweet, if you take one of her classes you know she will kick your butt. She’s similar to a leopard: beautiful, yes, but also capable of inflicting pain. So come get your edge on with our great animal print shoes!

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Look #1

The Tee Dress in Blue by Kule
Loraine in Croc by Sam Edelman

Look #2

Dylan Plaid Cropped Jacket by Tibi
Tristen Blouse by Veronica Beard
Rocket Crop High Rise Skinny by Citizens
Loraine in Snake by Sam Edelman
Loto Earrings by Lizzie Fortunato

Look #3

Leonard White Tortoise by Illesteva
Rosalie Long Sleeve Blouse by Sea
Zip Back Scuba Pant by Veronica Beard

Look #4

Keenan Romper by Veronica Beard
Tulla Statement Threader by Soko

Look #5

Rowan Sailor Pencil Skirt by Veronica Beard
Snake Embossed Leopard Print Sandal by AGL

Look #6

Dublin Dress by Veronica Beard
Dori in Safari by Sam Edelman