Lately, I’ve been particularly drawn to snakeskin patterns. Maybe it’s because of all this warm weather we’ve been having but whether it’s printed onto accessories or a full-on snakeskin trench, I just love how transformative snakeskin can be. It can go from wild and fun to sophisticated, all depending on how you choose to wear it. Choosing a piece of snakeskin jewelry or accessory gives your outfit just a slight edge if you like it more muted. Pairing my Aldo clutch* with a pleated chiffon gave me a play on textures and I love the balance of a sweetly feminine mint-green with an exotic pattern.
*I purchased this clutch from Aldo about a month ago. But just a forewarning, if you happen to go pick it up for yourselves, I love it as a clutch but if you want to utilize it as a shoulder bag (it comes with a gold chain) you’ll find that the outer flap comes out of the slot very easily, despite the magnet fastening. There’s no lined pocket inside, there’s also a deep V design, so my valuables could’ve easily fallen out.
The same rules of snakeskin in your wardrobe also works wonders as accent pieces for your home decor. Elle Decor in their October 2011 issue displayed pillows, frames, rugs as all fun ways to incorporate snakeskin into your room. I bought this snakeskin printed train case that I use to store all my jewelry in (twitpic here), it’s so pretty that it makes me want to keep my jewelry organized!
Metallic gold touches always seem to match wonderfully. Don’t go overboard on the jewelry, you don’t want it too overpowering. I love choosing delicate gold necklaces or a couple simple rings with this snakeskin chiffon dress I have. The combination of snakeskin and gold remind me of Miami – sexy but at the same time understatedly beautiful.