Must Have Pattern: Snakeskin

By Maddie Wood

I must admit, I tend to stay away from any loud or vibrant patterns. I’m more of an all-black all-gray kind of girl, but this holiday season I can’t get enough of the trendy texture we’re seeing everywhere from the streets to the runways: snakeskin.

With luxe materials having a major moment (helllooooo velvet and lace), there’s never been a better time to ditch the conventional and step out in sultry snakeskin.

This pattern pairs fabulously with casual or glamorous looks, and is sure to elevate your outfit from bland to grand with just a hint of edge.

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Courtesy of Topshop

Take this sequined dress for example. Pair this sparkly stunner with a simple leather jacket and over-the-knee boots for a can’t-miss NYE look.

While you can find super-cool pieces that showcase the skin all-over, my favorite way to rock the trend is through accessories.

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Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

I’ve been obsessing over these Urban Outfitters booties for months. They’re the perfect compliment to an off the shoulder top and black skinnies, or a fun addition to your favorite velvet or satin slip dress.

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Courtesy of The RealReal

Another awesome way to incorporate snakeskin in your every day look is with an awesome bag. Designers like Rebecca Minkoff have worked snakeskin into their collections, making edgy accessorizing easier than ever.