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We’ve gone animal print crazy right now, and leading the pack is sleek snakeskin. A guaranteed head-turner for summer, it’s time to adopt a scalier approach to prints, as snakeskin has just climbed to the top of our style stakes.

Seen on the runways at Roberto Cavalli and Pucci for spring, and again at Prada and Chloe for autumn, you’ll get the picture that this trend is not for wallflowers – it’s confident, sexy and super slick with a hint of Latin style to boot.

And the celebs love it, too. Heidi Klum, Amber Rose, Jennifer Lopez and boho babe Vanessa Hudgens have all rocked snakeskin in everything from accessories to statement one pieces – but be warned ladies, it can come with a warning tag.

The key to this look is to keep it classy – think jungle fever, not Jungle Book. The perfect partner for cool metallics and crisp whites, it’s the ultimate luxe-looking texture, but if you’re a little worried, limit your snakeskin to one piece per outfit for subtle serpent style.

And, if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve picked our favourite snakeskin pieces that’ll set your summer style off with unrivalled sleekness. From accessories to dresses, read on for our top python picks.


This super chic Lanvin shoulder bag creates a subtle a hint of slick snakeskin style – the perfect way to inject sexy scales into your look.

Lanvin snakeskin shoulder bag, £560, available at Browns. BUY NOW!


Kurt Geiger Edison court shoe, £160, available at Kurt Geiger. BUY NOW


Try this Acne dress for a twist on the trend. The pale grey print and waist cinching silhouette channel snakeskin with a difference.

Acne snakeskin print dress, £270, available at Matches. BUY NOW!


River Island 70’s snake bracelet, £13, available at ASOS. BUY NOW!


For beachwear with maximum wow factor, pair this Melissa Odabash bikini with gold accessories for sizzling poolside glam.

Melissa Odabash snakeskin print bikini, £58, available at BUY NOW!


Poppy love box clutch, £52, available at French Connection. BUY NOW!


These DKNY snakeskin wedges are a great way to add a pop of python print to daywear for an elegant edge.

DKNY Krista snake-effect espadrilles, £258, available at Matches. BUY NOW!


White textured snake effect belt, £16, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!

A monochrome maxi makes a bold summer statement, and it’s the perfect way to buy into the trend.

Ruby snakeskin maxi by Goldie, £69, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!

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