The fashion world is more than familiar with the animal kingdom and the inspiration gathered from it which finds its place in bear skin rugs, leopard prints and shark tooth necklaces. Besides the usual suspects, there’s a rarer source of fashion inspiration in the form of a slithery reptile. That’s right, we’re talking about snakeskin!

Replicating the muted tones of the reptile, snakeskin has gained prominence as the edgy, sexy mascot of the animal kingdom whose prints find big takers in the glamour and luxury industry. It’s versatility array of shades go from rust and beige to blue and teal.

If you’re willing to slither into this latest fashion trend, here are a few fashion tips on how you can wear it…
 

Level of style difficulty #1: Footwear

Level of style difficulty #1: Footwear

The easiest way to wear the snakeskin print is by simply slipping your feet into it! A very popular print in the shoe world, you can snag a pair of snakeskin heels with ease. Snakeskin footwear falls into the level #1 of style difficulty, the easiest basically, since it pairs with most clothing and combinations. Treat the print as you would a neutral as it pairs magically with a solid toned dress, an all black look as well as a trench coat.

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Level of style difficulty #2: Clothing

Level of style difficulty #2: Clothing

A step up on the difficulty meter, snakeskin clothing falls into the second level of styling, one with moderate difficulty. The print can be styled brilliantly, keeping in mind a pointer or two up your snakeskin sleeve. While the snakeskin pattern varies from fabric to fabric, it is generally a medium to large size print which is fairly busy in appearance. Hence, as a rule of thumb, pair your snakeskin clothing with solids in blacks, browns and beiges to balance it out without going overboard. The shade of the snakeskin print also makes a difference so choose neutral tones rather than bright colours which are easier to style and can be worn for most occasions.

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Level of style difficulty #3: Accessories

Level of style difficulty #3: Accessories

They say that accessories make or break an outfit and this definitely holds true for snakeskin printed ones, which falls at the highest level of difficulty on the style meter. If it’s a snakeskin printed purse you are slinging, keep your outfit devoid of prints and opt for shades of the print itself. If it’s a bracelet of the reptilian print, pair it with other bangles in the same warm tone as the bracelet while staying away from other jewellery. If it’s a snakeskin scarf, contrast the top half of your look with shades like olive green and navy blue to keep the focus on the accessory.

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