Five tips to wear snake print at the office
Ankle length snake print leather pants combined with a classic Burberry plaid blazer, matching button-up linen shirt (all own) for an office appropriate look
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  1. Tips to look office appropriate with snake print
  2. More on styling this evergreen

Tips to look office appropriate with snake print

Snake print reads risky for an office outfit as snake print is often associated with overly sexy or culturally burdened as evil. There are some simple rules to keep snake print office appropriate.

    1. Avoid the sexy route by keeping your cleavage covered and your hem at least knee length if it is a skirt, not too tight when the item are pants
    2. Choose a classic cut for your snake print piece (read: no ruffles, embroidery, fringes added, bell bottoms, etc.)
    3. Make the snake print the statement item in a neutral sense, i.e. add other neutrals. They can be even a (classic) pattern themselves as is shown here. Avoid adding a statement color (like burnt orange, fuchsia, neon anything) that would compete with the snake print for the attention.
    4. Choose a high quality fabric for your snake print piece. You will not wear it often, but for several years to come. Cotton or Lycra knits like in $9.99 leggings (read cheap) make you a fashion victim.
    5. Pick a snake print in a color that looks as natural as a snake in nature. Fantasy snake prints are for kids and Walt Disney movies. 😉
    6. Snake print dress pumps are the easiest way to wear this classic.
    7. Bangles with snake print are an Euro Chic Must-have and always work appropriate.
midlife woman in office look with snake print and tartan
Sienna Studio ankle length snake print leather pants combined with a classic Burberry plaid blazer, matching button-up Oliveo linen shirt, and Stevens ankle strap pumps (all own) for an office appropriate look

More on styling this evergreen

You can find a special post devoted to what to wear with a snakeskin skirt and an ultimate style guide on snake print outfits in general at these links.

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Find other style tips on how to mix snow leopard with floral print. Not so much into prints? Then how to wear neutrals without looking boring may interest you.

Are you excited about the snake print trend? Do you wear snake print? Have you tried to style your snake prints with tartan or plaid? What are your style challenges with snake print? Let me know, I am curious.

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