Animal prints are neutrals as far as we’re concerned. They go with everything and work with every color. But one print in particular is standing out as a front-runner this fall, and no, it’s not leopard. Say hello to snakeskin. From bags and boots to leggings and tech accessories, this pattern is slithering its way into our autumn wardrobe. Here are 11 ways to add it to your own rotation before the next season hits.
*This* Material Will Be Everywhere Come Fall
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Minidress (or Jumpsuit)
Wear with heels for an occasion and flat OTK boots for date night.
Get the look: Mango Snake Print Gown ($40); Cooper St Boa Print Off the Shoulder Midi Dress ($114); Rebecca Taylor Snake-Print Tie-Neck Shift Dress ($450)
Suddenly all-white tennis shoes are feeling very played out.
Get the look: Via Spiga Rylen Platform Sneaker ($195); Vince Blair 5 Slip-On Sneakers ($195)
Commitment-phobes: A belt is the easiest way to try a trend without going all in.
Get the look: Lovestrength Double Buckle Snakeskin Embossed Leather Belt ($108); Karen Zambos Snake Belt ($52); Halogen Snakeskin Embossed Faux Leather Belt ($39)
There’s a chance you won’t ever wear blue jeans again.
Get the look: Etoile Isabel Marant ($330); NYDJ Python-Print Leggings ($88)
Minimalists can pull off snakeskin, too. Case in point: The mini bag trend.
Get the look: See by Chloé Rosy Mini Round Saddle Shoulder Bag ($375); Kate Spade Cameron Street Snake Small Byrdie ($161)
Think you can’t pair snakeskin with sequins? Think again.
Get the look: Eloquii Printed Sequin Pencil Skirt ($25); Urban Outfitters UO Snakeskin Print Mini Skirt ($59)
The perfect size for necessities: phone, keys, wallet and lipstick.
Get the look: Nordstrom Sara Python Print Leather Wristlet ($50); Clare V. Zebra Stripe Snake Embossed Leather Foldover Clutch ($235)
Try a French tuck (or full tuck) for an extra dose of polish.
Get the look: Equipment Slim Signature Python Print Silk Shirt ($268); Rebecca Taylor Long-Sleeve Metallic Snake-Print Blouse ($295)
“But how do I wear snakeskin to work?” you ask. Here’s your answer.
Get the look: Mango Snakeskin Print Heels ($60); Michael Michael Kors Dorothy Flex Pump ($110); Bella Vita Nara Block Heel Pump ($80)
Because your phone makes its way into every mirror selfie.
Get the look: Kate Spade New York Snake Embossed Leather iPhone X Case ($75); Bandolier Angie Snake Print Faux Leather iPhone X Wristlet Case ($88); Jamie Clawson Karung Snake iPhone 8 Leather Skin ($30)
It wouldn’t be fall without ankle boots—and it wouldn’t be fall 2018 without snakeskin.
Get the look: DKNY Houston Snake Print Ankle Boot ($63); Free People Cecile Block Heel Bootie ($168); Barneys New York Leather and Snakeskin Ankle Boots ($450)