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Reptilian print the perfect look for the season ahead


Snakeskin print
dress, €19, Penneys

Snakeskin print dress, €19, Penneys

Snakeskin print
blouse, €60, Warehouse

Snakeskin print blouse, €60, Warehouse


Snakeskin print dress, €19, Penneys

Q 'I'd like to buy some pieces that will be on-trend for A/W '11 but that can be worn now. Have you any suggestions?'

A Snakeskin is huge for autumn with every designer from Chloe to Gucci rocking reptilian prints this winter. Get the look without the heaviness with Warehouse's gorgeous sheer snakeskin print shirt.

Wear now with white jeans and sandals and in winter with a leather pencil skirt. Penney's snakeskin print dress nails two major A/W '11 trends in one garment -- orange and snakeskin.

Style this piece for the rest of the summer with bare legs and tan sandals and later with tan over-the-knee boots and a floppy hat for a 1970s spin. The midi skirt is set to be big news for winter.

Try Oasis's nude version now with a silk blouse, ankle socks and sandals -- Very fall '11 Marc by Marc Jacobs! Then when winter hits add some heeled loafers, tights and a tweed coat.

Finally, a pop of orange is an instant A/W '11 wardrobe update and Penneys have the perfect piece of tangerine arm candy!

From left:

•Orange bag, €11, Penneys

•Midi Skirt, €61, Oasis

•Snakeskin print dress, €19, Penneys

•Snakeskin print blouse, €60, Warehouse

Irish Independent