topshop-simba-boots.jpgTopshop have taken a walk on the wild side with these quite wonderful black suede boots, which have a deep v-throat front and tiger-patterned platforms.They're called 'Simba' after the Lion King protagonist, and we can't help finding that more than a little cute.

We also love the way the tiger effect has been limited to the platform only, making them not only bold and beautiful, but just restrained enough not to stray into tacky territory. Unless you're Christian Louboutin or Mulberry, this can be a difficult line to tread. They've nailed it here, so you can wear your big-cat boots with - er-  pride.

£78 at Topshop