03/11/2014 07:31 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Fashion Trends: How To Do Snakeskin This Winter

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.

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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?