There is an undeniable sensuality aroused by the slithery and slinky reptile. As evidenced by the SS14 collections which saw reptilian prints rendered in a bevy of bright hues, ‘reptilian redux’ is one of the season’s most exotic and adventurous trends. Seen on the runways at Sportmax and Gucci, this look is sleek, sexy, and sophisticated. From handbags to heels, exotic patterns like python and crocodile are more subtle options for integrating animal prints into your wardrobe.
Sheer scale blouses, embossed accessories, and slinky rock ‘n’ roll dresses in palettes of striking block and graduated colours like mustard and green are all ideal for taking a bite out of the serpentine trend. Pair with light wash denim or contrasting florals to balance out your look, or focus on one statement scaled accessory to keep the look contemporary and fresh, and we guarantee that snakes won’t be the only creatures you’ll be charming!
Not only are reptilian prints a way to show off your sartorial skills, but reptile-jewelled items are also a great way to show the world how bold you are. We’ve seen the likes of Anna Dello Russo sporting a jungle fever with her alligator sunnies. However you choose to incorporate the reptilian redux trend into your wardrobe, have no fear and wear it with confidence.
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