In celebration of today’s Serpent Day, you can’t help but notice, the “big snake in the room” can you? From the corner of your eye, it hisses at you to take a look. And why you ask? Well, you keep seeing snake print or snakeskin continue to slither its way into seasons, back-to-back. Then again, there’s no mistaking its timeless appeal and big impression of the serpent on the world of fashion. So come along with me and celebrate. Let’s give this classic motif and or accent a round of applause with a few items I’ve selected. You deserve to gift at least one for yourself or the one you’re with, come Valentine’s Day!
Snake Bags Are Not Cold
Anything iridescent is okay in my book, so of course, there was no denying my gravitating to this Iridescent Snake Frame Clutch Bag by NEW LOOK, ASOS. When it comes to the Rattlesnake Safari Clutch by LIZZIE FORTUNATO, BONA DRAG, you just can’t help but picture yourself channeling the Seventies Honey, with that ‘homemade’ looking hand embroidered snake, set with faint jewels. Then you have this glorious colorful Glam Leather-trimmed Python Shoulder Bag by DOLCE & GABBANA, NET-A-PORTER, with a color palette of brown, burgundy + blue, accented by bright yellow + gold hardware.
Fitting Into Snake Print
To wear snakeskin, is as easy as these casual pieces, even though it’s just a snake print. For the guys, although I’d rock this outfit too, it’s no surprise that this brilliant Black & Blue Potosi Windbreaker Jacket + Black & Blue Potosi Lounge Pants would come from the mind of Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, SSENSE, who’s adopted the snake as his signature print motif. For us ladies, there’s this cute Off-the-shoulder Snake-print Chiffon Dress by NORMA KAMALI, NET-A-PORTER, where you’re showing just enough skin, but full of drama, with such full sleeves + ruched waist, giving the top a blouson effect.
Stepping Out With Snakes
Shoes are another one that you just can’t whittle down to a few. That’s why I tried to keep it simple and modern, with a little kitsch. ASOS Start Up Pointed Heels by ASOS COLLECTION, ASOS, have the right amounts of black + white. Now, to step it up many, many notches, nothing spells sex like these Python Ankle Boots by ALAÏA, NET-A-PORTER. For some fun, why not try Chuck Taylor 1970S Hi Dokuro ‘Snake’ by CONVERSE, END? Paying their homage to popular satin souvenir jackets in post-WWII Japan, they add interest by blending both Eastern + Western iconography. As an added plus, they have embroidered leather uppers and leather rope laces. And last, but certainly not least, how could I not include a snakeskin + wooden platform something, like these Grey Snakeskin Gladis Clogs by Giuseppe Zanotti, SSENSE?!
A Snake Accessory That Doesn’t Bite
Jewelry and serpents is a no-brainer. They’ve been as close as PB & J for the longest and narrowing it down to just four items was tough. And it doesn’t have to matter what it is specifically. Either f it’s a pair of earrings, a bracelet or both, something “slithering” on your body, is always sexy. Speaking of which, how could anyone not want this Gold Plated Joos Bracelet by Paula Mendoza, ANTHEM WARES, since it screams all kinds of sexy?! These Snake Hoop Earrings by LANVIN, FARFETCH, have just the right amount of opulence, without overdoing it. LUXURY FASHION‘s Embellished Double Snake Ring, FARFETCH, is perfect in its simplicity, as is this Brass Serpent Hoop Earring by PAMELA LOVE, BONA DRAG.
(Some links have been removed due to the item being unavailable or sold out. *UPDATED: March 2020)