A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.
My most recent Commandress post that talked about animal print featured these Jacques Levine Inslee Leopard Print Slippers (which, as an aside, are still very high on my wish list – just waiting for the right sale!).
But I haven’t yet shared that I’ve also been craving a pair of work-appropriate leopard pumps – in part because I hadn’t found the right pair. This is a tricky area – a little leopard goes a long way and there are very few leopard pumps that I would describe as chic and professional. A leopard pump that looks fabulous on the weekend may look garish or tawdry in the office.
Well, folks, I think I’ve found my perfect leopard pump! Check out the Nine West “In the Nigh” leopard-print pony hair pumps that are shown below. They are available in Grey and Blue (my favorites – more on that later) and a more traditional Brown leopard print.
I particularly love the Grey and Blue versions of this shoe because there is less color contrast in the print than you see in traditional leopard print (such as the slipper shown above) – the softer color contrast makes the print more subtle. (And even the brown version of the Nine West shoe has less contrast most leopard prints.) The Grey and Blue tones also look very modern and sophisticated.
This shoe also works for the office because of its simple, conservative design – including the sleek pointy toe and kitten heel (1 3/4″). A higher heel might be too much combined with a graphic animal print.
Last, but not least, this is an expensive-looking shoe at a great price. The Nine West In the Nigh Kitten Heel Pumps are available from Zappos in Grey and Blue for $80.99 (reduced from $89) and in Brown for $89.
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