I adore animal print. It is a celebrity style worn by everyone from Kate Moss to Paris Hilton, along with such fashionistas as Rachel Bilson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Chloe Sevigny. Leopard print is a style classic that emerges every season, whether in the form of form-fitting dresses made for the red carpet, or scarves and pashminas worn as part of off-duty celebrity looks.
One of the most effective ways of adding animal print to your wardrobe is in the form of shoes. Leopard print heels and platforms can add interest to a little black dress, whilst cute wedges are a great summer staple.
I was recently introduced to Wynsors world of shoes. This is a longstanding shoe company that specialises in great, stylish shoes at ultra affordable prices. Wynsors shoes currently has some really fabulous leopard print heels in a range of different styles. The amazing thing is that the shoes, which include both platform and stiletto heels, as well as wedges, cost less than £15 per pair, making the cost per wear minimal.
I decided to test drive the Platino Kai. This is a gorgeous stiletto heel in suedette. It has a pointed toe and a seriously sexy style. I wore these shoes with a black shift dress for a (rare) night out.This gave the look an Audrey Hepburn feel, but I think these shoes would be equally as good if they were teamed with skinny jeans, or cigarette pants. The shoes feel luxurious due to the suedette which is really soft, but they are not as heavy on your feet as some platforms can be, and they also make a nice change, as I always plump for platforms.
The heel is just high enough for me (10cms) and the shoe proved to be fairly comfortable. I would suggest you go for a size up if you usually wear wide fitting shoes as they are rather narrow. But the price and value are really unmissable at £12. I spend more than that on a Chinese takeaway, and these will last far longer than my chow mein!
If a stiletto heel is not your thing, I would suggest trying the platform Platino Nadia, which is similar to the Kai, but with a platform heel. I also loved the Ann Harvey Ah Sanchia, a low slingback wedge that would look fantastic with a white summer dress.
For sheer value for money, I would advise you to take a look at Wynsors shoes. I was seriously impressed by the collection…and the price!