Sneaker Street Style + Do You Think Bold Prints Can Be Neutrals Too?

Bre Sheppard Cole Haan -


In the world of fashion, bold prints like leopard, snake and jaguar have taken over in the past few months, making them a clear front runner for prints of choice this Summer & Fall. We see leopard print in skirts, dresses, shirts, bags, and lots of different styles of shoes. I love that these bold prints can be seen as neutrals too! I know I might sound crazy, but hear me out. In my opinion, any print thats base colors are nude, black, brown or white, are all neutrals in my eyes haha! I love that because the print is so simple and repetitive, it really is super easy to style in a lot of ways. You can match them up with similar colors; wearing simple black and white to keep the outfit very classic. Or switch it up and go bold! Mix and match it with different color and have fun; that’s what fashion is all about! 




Shoes so fine, I bought them three times haha! I am seriously loving these Cole Haan Generation ZERØGRAND sneakers, and as you know I have been wearing them the last three months and sharing how I style them in new ways. I love that they have several color ways and unique prints that make the sporty shoe super versatile to style in tons of ways. Before I got this jaguar pair I bought the mauve/pink pair and then shortly after decided I needed a tan color to really “go with everything” haha who am I kidding? I just love the shoe and think that really any color of this sneaker goes with so much. I am really loving wearing sneakers with everyday style lately, and I think paired with jeans is the perfect transitional look into Fall. These jaguar sneakers make this simple ‘street style’ look into something more edgy (and comfortable)!

Bre Sheppard Cole Haan Animal Print Sneakers -


With a new refined ZERØGRAND silhouette with the lightest style ever made and an innovative lacing system that locks laces into place, the shoe becomes a super effortless slip-on style. These shoes are perfect for running errands, going on walks, commuting to work (whether you are biking or taking a bus), and wearing on your off days as you kick back. Show off your personal style by pairing with multiple outfits to get the most wear!

Let’s talk about the logistics of what makes this shoe so amazing! If you have a low instep and prefer a snug fit, Cole Haan suggests going a half size down. If you have a medium or high instep, you can order your normal size. I notice that when I am walking in these shoes they feel very plush and cushioned in the footbed and sole. There isn’t a huge arch, which I personally like because I have a pretty flat foot and can sometimes find that faux arch to be really uncomfortable if it is too high. The arch is found on the outsole of the shoe and creates a really soft springy feel. In this specific Cole Haan Generation ZERØGRAND sneakers the shoe is made from calf hair and some suede. All of the materials on the shoe are lightweight and help mimic the natural bend and form of your step, for themes comfortable fit and wear. 

Thank you to Cole Haan for sponsoring this post!
As always, all opinions and styling are my own. 

Bre Sheppard Cole Haan Animal Print Sneakers - Zerogrand