How to wear snakeprint pants

Nicole of High Latitude style featuring how to wear the snakeprint pants trend

Snake print has an enduring appeal

This season snake print is a big all over the clothes rack. It seems there isn’t a clothing item that escaped to get the print. Despite it’s a current trend, it actually is a timeless classic with an exotic vibe. Perfect as a bold statement piece for Dramatic, Bombshell, Edgy, Bohemian style or Euro Chic. Thus, when you want to add an ageless time to your wardrobe, now is the time to invest.

Snakes have fascinated humankind since ancient times. Think of Adam and Eve, many of the famous master paintings, and the biological fact that this animal can move without any extremities.

Now how to wear a pair of snake-print pants to look stylish and not like a fashion victim? This post presents a bit of background, what to consider when buying and styling the pants.

over 50 years old fashion blogger wearing reptile, geometric and abstract pattern in one outfit
Outfit details: Unbranded oblong geometric print scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina sports watch, lapis and malachit beads necklace with brooch worn as pendant, DIY painted unbranded leather shell, Escada denim booties, Sierra Studio snake-print leather pants (all own), halftee c/o Halftee and best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chicos

From currency, over status symbol to slow fashion

The roots go back to the real skin that served for water proof shoes, boots and coats, as well as expensive, lavish luxury items like clutches, belts or bags. Also these reptiles’ iridescent shine and color variety contributed to the myth and the desire of the Rich to adorn themselves with this reptiles’ hides. No wonder, that in history, snakeskin has served as currency.

The print of course is much more friendly to the animal than the real skin. Not to mention that the stifness and touch is much better than the real skin. Just imaging a pair of snakeskin pants! They would be so stiff like an old pair of Bavarian lederhosen!

How to pick the snakeskin print

Here is a list of things to consider when buying these animal-print trousers.

  • The cut matters. To not look like trying to hard go for a classic straight cut. It may have the current It length just above or arround the ankle. This hem looks great with pointy toe pumps of booties. Stear away from anything skinny unless you intent to wear the pants in the gym for workout with a tunic length Tee.
  • Know the undeniable pants truths. Pick the cut that is best for your body-shape.
  • Think of the scale colors as geometrical pattern. The patterns can be arranged diamond-like like the anaconda, in irregular patches like the python, without any color, but size variation like the cobra or without any size and color variation like the karung.
  • Chose the scale of the print wisely. The scales themselves can be oval or spherical elements or like the fins of a fish. Recall, less is more also when it comes to this pattern of scales.

How to style snakeprint trousers

Here a list of things to consider when styling the trend.

  • Wear snake-print pants as an interesting neutral. When you plan to wear the trend to work go for the classic color palette of a mix of brown or gray colors. This means you can consider your trousers as a neutral. Thus, they go with pretty much anything you have in your closet.
  • Use the pants to create interest in an all neutral color outfit.
  • Use them to create interest in a monochromatic look.

style blogger in all neutral colors winter look with snake-print pants,

stylist wearing reptile-print pants, denim booties, a motorcycle jacket, gloves and a beret
Outfit details: Marc Andrews shearling motorcycle jacket, LeatherCoatsEtc blue gloves and green beret, Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel, unbranded oblong geometric print scarf, Escada denim booties Sierra Studio snake-print leather pants (all own)

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Further snake-print pants outfit ideas

Here some examples of how I wear this trend with my Sierra Studio bottoms. I hope they can inspire you when you think about jumping the bandwagon.

fashion blogger in trendy python print, matching pumps and scarf, royal blue sweater With bold color: Anne Klein polka dot scarf, Ivanka Trump pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, unbranded royal blue cashmere sweater, cat pendant necklace and earrings (all own)
snake, stripes aptterns mix in all neutrals With stripes: Dyed Moda International cardigan, GNW striped sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle (all own), Akoya pearl necklace c/o the Pearl Source
Nicole of High Latitude Style in a jean coat and snake-patterned pantsbottoms Sporty: Max Mara jean coat, GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Puma sneakers, rutil quartz necklace, DIY snail brooch, 3.1 Philipe Lim tote (all own) and my husband’s Winkwood mirrored sunglasses
waterfall cardigan, trousers and sweater outfit All neutrals: Landsend winter white cashmere sweater, unbranded brown cashmere cardigan, brooch as closure, nylon socks and unbranded pointy toe flats (all own)

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Top of the World Style linkup

Welcome to the 233rd Top of the d SWorltyle linkup party.#linkup Top of the World Style linkup party every week on Thursday

Let’s see who from last week’s party got featured.

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav jill in sleek brown and black fall skinny and cardigan
Jill the lifestyle blogger at Doused in Pink became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

You clicked Jill’s fall style post the most making her the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogs at Doused in Pink.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Paula in cute fall outfit
Paula, the lifestyle blogger at Dimples on my What became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I picked Paula’s posts on snake-phobias approach to the trend. She blogs at Dimples on my What. I wish I could pull off a long cardigan. So chic. Love the bag.

Top of the World Style Winner

Top of the World Style Winner Tiina with downcoat and umbrella
Tiina the gen X blogger at Elegance Revisited became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

The random generator drew Tiina L.’s entrance number. Thus,she became the Top of the World Style Winner. Tiina is the blogger at Elegance Revisited  She showed how she beats gray nasty, windy snow rain weather with a downcoat and a colorful umbrella. Looks like in Finnland winter also started with icy roads from freezing snow rain like up here in the Interior. At least, here it didn’t come with wind. You know in the Interior you fear wind more than 40 below, do you?

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9 thoughts on “How to wear snakeprint pants

  1. look at you in your snake print pants! I love these on you and thanks for sharing the wonderful tips Nicole!
    Have a great week!

  2. Those are the cutest snakeskin pants, Nicole! And of course, you’ve styled them perfectly. Had to laugh at your “fashion victim” phrase! So true.

    xx Darlene

  3. I’m sharing some really similar trousers in the next week or so! Love your outfit. x

  4. I agree with your less is def. more when it comes to a pattern such as snakeskin and I do love when it is styled more as a neutral. I just love these pants with that fur leather coat, so pretty!


  5. You have really mastered styling your snakeskin. I don’t recall if I’ve even seen snakeskin print pants. I like the look with the leather jacket.

  6. These are great tips for picking and styling snakeskin! Your snakeskin pants are fabulous and so cute on you! Thank you so much for the feature!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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