Style Advice of the Week

For those of us who attend schools in the Northeast, winter is always a trying time for our personal styles. It is hard to stay effortlessly chic when the temperature dips below freezing and black ice covers our daily trek to class. Let’s be honest, few can look cute in an overwhelming parka and fuzzy hat combination. These are the months where layering is crucial, and made more interesting by utilizing different textures, prints and fabrics.

While some may think that animal prints are only for the daring — snakeskin in particular is somewhat of a forbidden fruit — there are definitely ways to employ this trend in a tasteful way.

This Fashionista is rocking her snakeskin Nine West bag, perfect for running to and from classes. Using such daring prints as snakeskin in accessories is a good way to add dimension and interest to an ensemble without being overpowering.

Back in November of 2012, style bible Women’s Wear Daily published an online article demonstrating the snakeskin trend on the runways for this upcoming spring.

Most notably, fashion houses Gucci and Proenza Schouler embraced the snakeskin trend in dresses, shirts, shoes and even pants. Usually, textures such as snakeskin are seen on the runways for fall/winter, not spring. This new addition to upcoming spring wardrobes is symbolic of shedding our winter skins and adopting new trends.

If you are in the mood to add some reptile to your wardrobe, let me rattle off a few ideas for you! Try these Rebecca Minkoff ankle boots that only have a slight snakeskin accent to start out. If you feel comfortable making that slight leap, try these amazing snake skin black jeans from Mango.


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