I like snakeskin pants a whole lot – so much I even wore them while 7,825,934 months pregnant.
Photo credit: Travis Huggett
This is how I wore them for a JC Penney shoot a few months back (that’s a Buffalo jeans pair pictured with my own t-shirt, Betsey Johnson heels, and Hannah Warner and Ippolita necklaces).
But it’s just a fact: snakeskin pants can be tricky, because seriously: that’s a whole lot of pant. Similarly to camouflage pants, the key is to keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple, and to play with the balance of tough and feminine by adding pretty extras like strappy heels, colorful clutches, and layered jewelry.
- A black, white, or grey tee always looks great, but try layering on a chambray button-down; denim and snakeskin make a perfect pairing.
- If your outfit is head-to-toe neutral, add a little color with an emerald green or poppy red handbag.
- Keep your accessories relatively simple; the snakeskin is all the statement you need.
- As the weather warms up, try cuffing them to a 3/4 length and pairing them with simple flats.
- If snakeskin pants aren’t your thing, try playing with a snakeskin accessory (and go ahead and treat it as if it’s a neutral, pairing it with everything from brights to black-and-white).