There’s a new print in town: the Snakeskin

12 Aug

Carrying on with our AW11 trend forecasts, this post focuses on the hottest animal print of the season. Sorry leopard print, whilst you will always remain a firm favourite in our wardrobes there’s a new print that has slithered its way to the front: snakeskin.

Even though the leopard print is sticking around this A/W, it’s the snakeskin print that everyone is talking about.

Designers such as Chloe, Prada, Gucci, Cavalli and Missoni all had snakeskin items on their catwalks and celebs such as J-Lo, Kourtney Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Mila Kunis have been spotted in this print.

Mila Kunis knows it's all about the accessories: with JT on her arm and her Lanvin Snakeskin shoes. Hawt

Vanessa Hudgens looking 70s chic in snakeskin

When you see supermodel/style queen Kate Moss rocking a trend then you know it is officially hot! Just a few weeks ago the newly crowned Mrs Hince was spotted in a snakeskin dress. She was also papped at Glastonbury rocking some snakeskin trousers.

Kate Moss smartens her snakeskin dress with a white blazer and black heels

As someone who loves a bit of leopard print (more like a lot!) i’ve always been sceptical about wearing other animal prints especially faux snakeskin. Styled the wrong way there’s a danger of looking like you’ve just stepped out of bad 80’s rock music video. I think the key is to find one piece and keep it simple, just like the celebs above.

So taking my own advice, I now own a piece of snakeskin! Who’d have thought it ay? The item in question is this pussybow snakeskin print blouse from Next. I’ve worn it with black treggings for a more smarter look. I don’t think i’m brave enough to style it any other way!

Snakeskin pussybow blouse @ Next £28.00

If like me you want to get in on the snakeskin trend then here’s a few clothing items that i’ve picked out. Pair snakeskin with black/white/cream colours for a more chic look.

Grey snakeskin skinny trousers @ Topshop £40.00

Stylestalker snake print oversize sheer shirt @ ASOS was £105.00 NOW £35.00 (absolute bargain!)

Sparkle & Fade snake lace cami @ Urban Outfitters £35.00


MOTO snakeskin print hotpants @ Topshop £34.00

If you’re still not feeling confident enough then why not try some snakeskin accessories like Mila Kunis? A great way of adding a touch of snakeskin to your outfit is through a handbag- so many lovely ones available in all sorts of shapes and colours. My favourite is this Misha snakeskin box bag from Boohoo which is available in 3 colours. Pefect office to bar accessory!

Misha snakeskin box bag @ £15.00 (available in teal, grey and beige)


Black strap court shoe with snakeskin look heel @ River Island £65.00

Red skinny faux snakeskin belt @ Topshop £14.00

Black snakeskin platform courts @ NEXT £25.00

Valerie snakeskin tote bag in camel @ £24.99

Snakeskin clamp bracelet @ ASOS was £10.00 NOW £3.00

 What do you think of snakeskin? How are you wearing or how would you wear this trend?

Images courtesy of LOOK and Zimbio


7 Responses to “There’s a new print in town: the Snakeskin”

  1. Sherin August 13, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Yay! I love snakeskin, and have tons of shoes in the print. It’s such a pretty trend.

  2. Jennifer Fabulous August 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    LOVING this snakeskin. I’ve always wanted to own a snakeskin purse…sigh. :)

  3. Rebecca August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    There’s just something about snakeskin, isn’t there?! Love all of the items you’ve picked out… particularly the TopShop trousers – very similar to some I had 15-odd years ago!

  4. Reena August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Great post, absolutely adore snakeskin. And can I just say, I want to be Mila Kunis soooo bad! Le sigh…..

  5. Vicky Hodgkinson August 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Thanks so much for your comment! I love Mila Kunis and I wish I could accessorize with JT! I keep seeing those criss-cross heels in River Island and I reaaalllyyy want them. Great post!

  6. Raz August 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I think I like the Topshop jeans the best. A good pair of black snakeskin heels wouldn’t go amiss though!

  7. Hannah August 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    really like the topshop shorts because the snake skin print is sort of discrete

    Bow Dream Nation xx

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