Leopard print boots steep v cheapYou guessed it. Our quest for bagging the perfect pair of boots is still going strong, and it seems our new season wardrobe will contain one too many pairs!

Stepping onto our Steep vs. Cheap radar this week are head turning leopard-print ankle boots that are, well, purr-fect (sorry!). Whoever said leopard-print was the reserve of party nights or only to be seen on clothes, look away now, because your shoedrobe is about to receive a serious injection of statement animal print.

Coming in at the steep end this week; the Puss in Boots ankle boots from the queen of adorably quirky shoes, Charlotte Olympia. A sure-fire winner when it comes to turning heads with the power of the humble boot, we love the slight heel, luxe calf hair upper and the just visible, iconic embroidered cat face. But, to slip into these beauties means parting with the hefty sym of £795!

However, as always, the high street has come to the rescue. Ensuring you can still get your animal print ankle boot fix without breaking the bank is Rihanna’s preferred high street haunt, River Island, where you can snap up a similar style for a fraction of the price. With a pocket-friendly price tag of £50, your feet are guaranteed to look fierce without turning you bankrupt. In these budget friendly beauties, you’ll definitely be the cat that got the cream!

So which side will you let loose on these boots: the spendthrift, or the serial cash splasher?

Steep: Charlotte Olympia Puss in Boots embroidered calf hair ankle boots, £795, available at Net-a-Porter

Cheap: Pony hair leopard-print chelsea boots, £50, available at River Island

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