The "Cheap" Shoe Trend Everyone's Suddenly Wearing With Jeans

You heard it here first: all of a sudden, fashion crowds are awash with feline footwear. Whilst we've seen our fair share of shoe trends captivate the style set in recent months, this new contender is gaining more and more fans by the minute. Ushered in by the evolving preference for the dramatic and the emerging "Mob Wife" aesthetic—all faux fur, heels and statement jewellery—leopard-print-everything is back as a fashion favourite.

I must admit that I'm tempted by a classic leopard-print coat, but for those hoping to dip their toe into the trend (literally), then a pair of fun leopard-print shoes is the perfect place to start. Unexpectedly surging in Google searches and styling well with a neutral outfit such as jeans and a T-shirt or an all-black ensemble, the leopard-print shoe trend is the perfect way to add a dash of print without overwhelming your look.


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Some may argue that leopard print is an enduring print trend that never truly goes out of style, and this season's shoes are more tempting than ever before. From ballet flats to loafers and kitten heels to boots, all have been covered in spots. 


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A playful retort to last season's obsession with a refined palette, this is glamorous, grungy and gaudy—in the best kind of way. Yes, leopard print has had "cheap" connotations attached to it in the past, but with deliberate styling, it feels fresh and fun, and it's a great way to shake up your outfits for the season ahead. 

Read on to discover our edit of the best leopard-print shoes available to shop now.


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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.