Hiss! Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must know that snakeskin print is the new leopard print. Now, don’t worry, the leopard print is going nowhere, but snakeskin print is dominating both the catwalks and high street this 2019 spring/summer season.
I am honoured to be joining some stylish blogger friends (our group is Stylish Mondays) on the first Monday of each month and we will each showcase our interpretation of a set theme. Obviously this month is snakeskin print!
It is safe to say that these prints have come out of hiding (in the jungle) this past year and are seemingly here to stay. Why, animal print is now being hailed as a new neutral! There was always a little to be found every year, but it has left the minor leagues and is a major player now.
Well, I for one am pleased and can indulge without being called Bet Lynch. For those of you who do not know Bet was a barmaid and owner of the pub ‘The Rovers Return’ in British soap ‘Coronation Street’. And buxom Bet loved her animal print. And boy did she go overboard, but she was more of a leopard on the prowl than a sneaky snake in her animal-print choice.
Below you can see my snakeskin print dress topped by a faux fur coat. Some might say ‘overkill’ but the tones are the same, so I can get away with it.
I have been a fan of animal print for years, but it has not always been easy to find such items. I have a pair of Dune shoes, a leopard-print faux fur jacket and a snakeskin shirt for years.
The shoes get out a lot, the shirt quite a bit, but the jacket has not seen the light of day yet.
Anyway, this is all about the snakeskin print and you will find plenty in the shops at the moment.
If you are scared, you can always dip your toe in with accessories; a bag or a pair of shoes will make a good start. If you feel a little more daring, go for boots. They will certainly make a statement.
I don’t do half measures and fell in love with this Whistles dress. It is €229 at the moment and not in the sale! But it is not necessary to spend that much.
I have seen plenty of tops and dresses everywhere, so check out Primark, H&M, River Island and Zara and you will not be disappointed.
Get out there and embrace the snakeskin print. Do not be a ‘scaredy-cat’!
My friends on ‘Stylish Mondays’ are not in the least bit scared and neither should you. Check them out below.
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style
Karen of Above and Be Blonde
Robin of Hello I’m 50ish
Julie of Fashion Trends and Friends
Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell