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Summer Fashion Trend: Snake Print


Snake print on the spring 2011 runways
L to R: Thakoon, Derek Lam & Roberto Cavalli Spring 2011 RTW | Courtesy of Elle

While we love a good leopard print here at CF, this summer is all about borrowing from another member of the animal kingdom: snakes!

Snake print has gained popularity after appearing in numerous spring runway shows, while celebs have recently been spotted rocking this print on the red carpet. Now that snake print pieces are finally trickling down to retailers, fashionistas everywhere can test out this summer trend.

The print has a sultry and mysterious vibe, making it the perfect choice to add a little edge to your wardrobe. Snake print may seem a little intimidating to wear, but it’s actually super-easy to pull off!

Not sure if it’s right for you? Before you write it off, read on for some budget-friendly snake print clothes and accessories as well as outfits for inspiration:

Hot Picks

I’ve scoured the web to find the best ways to channel your inner Slytherin with a little snake print. Check ‘em out!

Snake print clothes and accessories
Bag, Flats, Top, Bikini, Shorts, Cuff Bracelet, Belt, Pumps

How to Wear Snake Print

Need a little outfit inspiration before you’re ready to rock some snake print? Here are two ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe:

Outfit Idea #1

Snake print outfit 1
Scarf, Top, Sunglasses, Sandals, Shorts, Bracelet

A great way to wear this trend for daytime is by rocking a snake print accessory, like this lightweight summer scarf. Pair it with some laid-back summer basics like a breezy top and high-waisted denim shorts. Add a splash of color with some comfy sandals, like this pair from Target. Finally, accessorize with some classic Wayfarers and a unique cuff bracelet.

Outfit Idea #2

Snake print outfit 2
Dress, Earrings, Clutch, Belt, Wedges

Isn’t this snake print dress awesome? Its neutral color and subtle pattern make it a versatile piece that can be styled countless ways. However, for this look, I chose items to style the dress for a fun night out. Wear the dress with a wide belt in order to cinch the waistline and add some interest. Then add some edge with cool wedges and a sleek clutch. Since the rest of the outfit is so bold, you just need some delicate earrings to complete this look.

What do you think?

Would you wear snake print? Do you like this trend? Which piece is your favorite? As always, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Posted on on July 3, 2011 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , , , ,

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20 Responses to “Summer Fashion Trend: Snake Print”

  1. 1
    July 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The easiest way to wear this trend is with a dress. I bought a beautiful purple snake skin maxi dress at macys for $25 !

  2. 2
    July 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Not too sure if I can pull this off but it doesn’t hurt to try! I love the scarf, so chic :)

  3. 3
    July 3rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I have a snake skin bathing suit. I haven’t got to wear it yet, but now I’m even more excited!

  4. 4
    July 3rd, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I think it can be easy to overdo the print, but I like the subtleties in the scarf, so I think it works really well as an accent. And I love that dress!

  5. 5
    July 3rd, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    you have to be careful with it though. my mom went to younkers yeasterday and came back with a very tacky snake print v neck…

  6. 6
    July 3rd, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I adore that swimsuit! How very slytherin!

  7. 7
    July 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Oh gosh the first thing I thought when I saw this post was when J Lo wore head to toe snake skin/print recently. I really like these outfits! Those snake print shorts are pretty cool too.

  8. 8
    July 3rd, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    More of a leopard print person, but that’s just me. I don’t mind it though

  9. 9
    July 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I’m wearing my prom dress, that just happened to be snakeskin, to an event this Friday. So happy it’s trending I’ve been in love with snakeskin for a while!

  10. 10
    July 3rd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    My favorite way to wear snake print is with shoes! i have a great pair of snake skin flats. But I really really love that bathing suit? I think this trend is definitely worth taking to another level. Thanks for this great article!

  11. 11
    July 3rd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Not into it all, the only animal print I really like is cheetah print.

  12. 12
    July 3rd, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I LOVE snake print on shoes!!!

  13. 13
    July 4th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I have a handbag which has a snake print on it but I would love to wear a snake print shirt or dress.

  14. 14
    July 4th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I love snake skin, I have a snake skin top that I paired with a hot pink skirt today :)
    I think snakes are gross though,,

  15. 15
    July 6th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Snake print is definitely not for me. Although I find it cute when styled properly, I cant help but feel like it can very easily be tacky.

  16. 16
    July 7th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I feel like snakeskin is perfect when it’s not the statement piece. When it compliments whatever you’re wearing it looks great, but if you wear all snakeskin and accessories to match it might just look tacky.

  17. 17
    July 12th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I totally love this trend. I have a metallic silver betsey johnson tote. Its subtle, yet makes a statement with its mix of golds and silvers! Definitely try it all you other fashionistas!

  18. 18
    May 14th, 2013 at 6:17 am

    This is so interesting, i’d love me some snake print fashion items…snake print is the way to go :)

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