What to wear with a snakeskin skirt

Nicole of High Latitude Style in slit snake print skirt, white sweater, leather jacket, pumps

Snakeprint is having a moment

Snakes are assocciated with being exotic, at least for all those of us, who live in the sub-Arctic or Arctic. In mid latitudes, they are a rare occurrence. Yes, we learned in school to beware of rattlesnakes and crossed vipers . However, none of us had ever seen one. The only snakes in the “wild” that I saw when living in Germany had two legs except for one blindworm. When I lived in up-state New York, all snakes I had seen where road-kill.

Full disclosure: The first time I saw a live rattlesnake in nature was in the Everglades, Florida. The park ranger said “It’s a rattlesnake.” Not knowing that vocabulary at that time, I stepped towards the animal. I took a photo bending over the rolled up beast! When I came back to Germany after the vacation, a colleague at the office said “Wow that’s a cool photo. One can’t see the glass.”  I was like “What glass? I took the photo in the wild.” He said “You are lucky you are alive. It’s a rattlesnake.”

Affordable luxury

Fashion-wise snake skin is associated with luxury and is expensive. On the contrary, the print costs as much as any other multi-color print. So what’s it about how to create great snake print outfits?

What’s so special about snakeprint is that snakes come in all kind of colors and many pattern. Thus, you have more choice without the risk to go over board. Unless you pick your snake piece in neon colors or a design that looks more like fish scales than snake, you have not to worry about the color like you have to get leopard print right.

A black or white button-down shirt works well with a snakeskin skirt

A black or white crisp button-down shirt, top of sweater is a no-brainer. It’s an eternal classic combination that is also office appropriate. Avoid any top with ruffles. The beast has a certain edge that doesn’t work with ruffles. If you have to go with a lace shirt, go for black, not white. It’s all about keeping the edge.
fashion blogger over 50 looking posh in trendy snake print pencil skirt and white top

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nicole in white top, slit snakeskin pencil skirt, pumps
Outfit details: Altuzarra snakeskin pencil skirt, leather jacket, pumps, Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel, statement smokyquartz pendant necklace, pantyhose (all own) and top c/o Collibar

Try a top in a color of the print

Go beyond black and white for a change. Try a top in a color of the print. It’s not mandatory to have exact the same shade. Close in color is good enough.  It hasn’t to be a shirt or blouse. You may try a plain cashmere sweater or even a twinset.

over 50 years old blogger in snake print knee length skirt, color matching top, blazer, shoes and bag

Nicole in staright burgundy gray skirt with gray shoes and burgundy top and jacket

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older woman in leather jacket with trendy skirt in burgundy, gray and brown
Outfit details: J.Crew snake print below the knee skirt, Loft silk v-neck top, Covington ankle strap pumps, Modalu Pippa bag, pantyhose, smoky quartz necklace and earrings (all own) and leather blazer c/o Jacket Makers

Add the good old blue denim

It’s hard to find something that doesn’t work with denim for the weekend or even Casual Friday.

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J. Crew burgundy snake print straight skirt, Ray Ban sunglasses, Levis medium wash jacket, Judith Leiber chain belt, Festina watch, pantyhose, Covington pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own)
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Front view of burgundy-gray-snake print casual work look. J.Crew straight knee length skirt, Hanes tights, Vince Camuto tall boots with double chain decoration, GNW jacket, GNW Luxe sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle and Panther buckle belt (all own)

Add a bold color when you dare

Unlike leopard in its natural colors, snake print may already be the color statement all by itself. However, when you print is in all neutrals, you can add a bold fashion color.

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Anne Klein red turtleneck sweater, GNW opaque tights, Söfft booties, Hermes collier de chien leather bracelet, Hermes collier de chien bangle, smoky quart flower buckle with wide leather belt, Altuzarra snake design skirt (all own) and pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot

Mix snakeprint with stripes

Mixing patterns is still a do and so super stylish.  The easiest is to go with horizontal stripes in colors of the skirt.  However, you can also add a floral top when the flowers have a distinct different size than the pattern of your skirt. Read this combination is extremely risky, but breath-taking when you get it right. Resist the urge to add a top in snakeskin print unless you want to disguise as the beast for a Halloween party.

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Top of the World Style Linkup party

Welcome to the 224rd Top of the World Style linkup party! Tanks for coming. Let’s first see who are the awardees from last week.

Style winner: Cheryl

Top of the World Style Winner Cheryl in dress with blazer and sneakers
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Cheryl of Cheryl Shops is the Top of the World Style Winner.

Top of the world style winner of the week

Readers’ Fav: Jennifer Pickering

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Jennifer Pickering in white mini skirt and blue-white gingham shirt
Jennifer Pickering of Effortlessly Sophisticated became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

You clicked Jennifer Pickering’s post the most. Thus, Jennifer of Effortlessly Sophisticated became Top of the World OOTD readers’ fav.

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My Fav: Johanna Grunge

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Johanna Grunge of the blog with the same name became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

My favorite look was the animal print dress look That Johanna of Johanna Grunge linked up.

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16 thoughts on “What to wear with a snakeskin skirt

  1. I love the snakeskin print skirt! In fact I just posted one on my blog! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. This snakeskin skirt is so chic! love this outfit Nicole!

    Thanks for featuring my look last week. Sorry I’m a bit late to the party 🙂

    Christine

  3. Thank you so much for the feature, however Johanna gets my vote for that fabulous animal-print dress! Animal prints are certainly having a moment!
    Cheryl Shops

  4. I think snakeskin print on a skirt is very versatile as you show with your looks!

  5. Love the snakeskin print on you!. Great ways to style too. The leather jacket is beautiful and I cant stop staring at the gorgeous cognac satchel! Luscious!
    have a great day!
    jess xx

  6. This is such a fabulous skirt! I really love it with the burgundy leather jacket and the gray heels. Super cool!

    Shelbee

  7. such great ideas of how to change up he skirt. The denim is so fun

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