All in the Details

How to Wear Snake Print: 6 Ways for Everyday Style

by Rebecca Casamayor

Wondering how to wear snake print? Once reserved for the most fashion-forward—think French magazine editors, trendy gallerists, the cool girl in the band—snake prints are getting their due and going mainstream.

While it takes a certain personality to pull off snakeskin head to toe, this is a print that is actually incredibly versatile in moderation. You can wear it to the office, to PTA meetings, to your neighborhood brunch spot, to Friday night at the movies. Because yes, while snakeskin demands attention, once you start wearing it, you’ll begin to see it goes with everything. It’s both decadent and completely accessible.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to wear snake print.

1. Wear Snakeskin Heels as a Neutral

You’ve spent years amassing the perfect work wardrobe, complete with sheath dresses, perfectly fitting black pants, and jeans for casual days at the office. Here’s the thing, though: while you never make any office fashion faux pas, you’re bored with your options. Snakeskin pointy-toe pumps will not only go with most of your work basics—your work LBD, your basic blank pantsuit—but they will liven them all up in an instant. Bonus: They work just as well with your casual basics as they do with your dressier pieces.

Snake print

2. Opt for a Black Bag Alternative

It’s so easy to carry a basic black bag day in and day out, but believe it or not, a snakeskin print bag will go with almost as much in your closet. Trade in your basic black carryall for a snakeskin alternative and dress up everything in your closet in the process.

3. Sport a Print Trench

Some days, you just want to wear an outfit that you know will turn heads. If you’re looking to get a bit edgier, look no further than a snakeskin print trench. It’s one of those pieces that has instant wow factor. Wear it like you would a basic beige trench coat, just earn twice the style points in the process.

4. Find a Go-To Skirt

You’ve probably heard the advice time and time again to not dress too trendy for the office. While this advice is certainly sound, a cotton-blend or wool snakeskin print pencil skirt will hit just the right note with flair to spare. Pair it with a crisp button-down or even a tucked-in T-shirt and heels for a look that can’t go wrong.

Snake print dress

5. Pair a Blouse

Looking for an outfit that is both work appropriate but fun enough to wear after hours? A snakeskin print blouse paired either with jeans, wide-leg trousers, or a pencil skirt is the way to go. Enhance the look for the evening with a pair of statement earrings.

6. Slip into Flats

So, you’re spending your Saturday relaxing and doing errands, like finally getting to the grocery shopping and meeting a friend for a coffee. How can you dress up your weekend? One of the easiest ways to be both comfortable and fashionable at the same time is with a pair of statement flats—make them snakeskin print to show off your stylish flair in everyday looks.

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