Fall's runways brought the snakeskin trend to life and now we're seeing the python print making its way to retailers. I'm both strangely drawn to and repelled by snakeskin. The reason I'm a wee bit iffy on this scaly skin is because when it's worn the wrong way – like a printed denim – it can look tacky and cheap, fast! Let's just say snakeskin can be a slippery slope to fashion victimhood. That being said, when worn correctly in a classic accessory, snakeskin can elevate any outfit, making it look rich, luxe and oh-so covetable. I believe that's the key rule to wearing the slithering print – going classic and simple helps shed the bad rap typically given to this print.
- WEAR THIS: Court shoe with snakeskin pattern, Zara, $100.
- NOT THAT: Snakeskin ankle boot, Zara, $100.