Snake Charmers

From tempting totes to bold, embossed pumps, snakeskin is in for fall.

 

When it comes to working fashion’s biannual “main ideas,” you have two choices: forego practicality in favor of fab statement numbers that will likely prove irrelevant by season’s end, or smartly add to your collection of timeless go-to’s by way of pieces that are trend-right versus trendy. Take hot-for-fall snakeskin. While many ready-to-wear designers (including Donatella Versace and Chloe’s Hannah MacGibbon) have slithered their way into the current brood of snakeskin enthusiasts, it’s clear that some of their “skinned” pieces would make much wiser splurges than others—and perhaps Prada’s latest demonstrates this best. Sure, wearing a cocoon-cut python coat with a colored fur collar (as seen on Miuccia Prada’s runway) is fun a few times, but most would be more inclined to slip on the matching (yet more modest) trompe l’oeil “Mary Jane” boots time and time again. Shop smart this fall, and get your “serpentine” fix via a few snakeskin accessories in neutral color combinations. Luxe, classic and oh-so-sexy, it’s a safe bet your purchase won’t come back to bite you.

Jimmy Choo pump available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Michael Kors handbag available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Tory Burch belt and aviators available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

 

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Photo credit: By Carmen Troesser

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