If you've got your plain winter wardrobe staples out and ready to wear (polo-necks, skirts, cosy knits and coats) but you're after a few new buys, try experimenting with faux snakeskin.
There's something about a flash of python print that has luxe appeal: it's glossy, it's versatile and when paired with the right footwear - it's damn sexy.
The Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalks took snakeskin to the extreme, obviously, but that's not to say you can't do it you're own way with the faux version.
Simone Rocha's dress code was top-to-toe mustard yellow python print (see above *wishes we could pull that off*) and both the Gucci and Sportmax shows proved that a pair of snakeskin knee-high boots and a matchy clutch bag are game changers.
Pointers on how to work snakeskin into your look? Browse online and along the high street, start small by accessorising with a scarf, cross-body bag or a pair of slip-on skater pumps.
All of the above will work with a basic jeans and jumper combo, with your office attire and occasion wear.
Flick through this edit for some shopping inspiration.
A snakeskin skirt (River Island £30), pair of ankle boots (Marks & Spencer £35), bomber jacket (Stella McCartney at Farfetch £1,050) and black snake print jacquard trousers (Zara, £29.99) are all items that nod suggestively at the trend.
You can spend big on something designer or you can shop something on a budget - and you can opt for this look in various colourways (grey, blue, yellow, red and purple), what's not to like?