Tuesday 29 July 2014

Darren Kennedy: How to wear reptile prints

Darren Kennedy

Published 10/05/2014|02:30

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2013 may have been the year of the snake according to the Chinese Zodiac, but 2014 looks to be the year of the snake print in the fashion world. Having reigned supreme on the catwalks at Proenza Schouler, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and McQ to name but a few, reptilian prints emerged as a key trend for spring summer.

Personally, I can't think of a better way to upscale your wardrobe than with a touch of snakeskin print. From floaty scale printed chiffon dresses to embossed accessories and slinky rock 'n' roll blouses, python-print in a palette of striking block and graduated colours provides a surprisingly easy way to work this pattern into your wardrobe. Shimmering metallics were also given the snakeskin treatment.

Tick two of the season's biggest trend boxes by introducing an iridescent snake print top or statement trouser to your style and team with this year's light wash denim for a casual yet cool, dressed down look.

Contrasting florals and snake print, as seen on the runway at Sportmax, is another winning combination. It's easy to incorporate this trend into your everyday wardrobe by choosing one statement piece to update an outfit. But match your look with your accessories. It's over kill, literally.

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