New Obsession: Snake Prints

Slithering into style is this season’s animal print and latest textural trend: snakeskin. Whether it’s an over-the-knee boot and mini dress, a la Jennifer Lopez at the Capital Radio Summertime Ball (Wembley Stadium, England), or a slim pair of demure aviators, snakeskin is a neutral that hisses with hipness. Both classic and cutting edge, animal print is the perfect way to incorporate trend without sacrificing sophistication. If you’re missing winter’s leopard prints, summer’s snakeskin is for you!

1. La Mer Collection Cobra Soho Wrap Watch ($88)
Double the fun, La Mer creates watches that are both wrap bracelets and timepieces at the same time. This wrap watch features a metallic snake-embossed Italian leather band that complements every color and neutral shade in your wardrobe. Adjustable length and buckle closure.

2. Tory Burch Snake Aviator Sunglasses ($165)
The queen of American chic, Tory Burch does the aviator justice. This set of shades has snake-print plastic temples for just a hiss of animal print. Classic aviator shape with a wire frame and gradient lenses. Enamel-inlaid logo at temple hinges.

3. Rebecca Minkoff Vena Skirt ($325)
Flirt with summer’s other big trend, the midi skirt, with Rebecca Minkoff’s silk version. A flounce hem and hidden side zip finish this piece….just add your favorite neutral wedge and tank for an incredibly sleek look.

4. Blu Moon Summer Lovin’ Cami Dress ($186)
Snakeskin is quite simply…sexy. When it’s styled into a mini dress as sultry as the Blu Moon Summer Lovin’ Dress, this print is a knock out. Pair with flat sandals for day and heels for night. A versatile vacation piece!

5. Rebecca Minkoff Tryst Tote ($495)
This designer’s got a thing for snake, just like me! This second Rebecca Minkoff piece goes from day to night, office to airplane seamlessly. Oversized snake-embossed leather handbag with logo plate at the back, vertical banding at front, back, and sides, and silver hardware. Double handles and adjustable, detachable strap for plenty of carrying options.

6. Giuseppe Zanotti Snake Platform Pumps with Ankle Straps ($525)
Made in Italy, these fabulous pumps live up to the Giuseppe Zanotti name while sporting some serious snakeskin, too. Peep-toe pumps with a removable, buckled ankle strap, hidden platform and covered heel. Leather lining and sole.