How to Wear Snakeskin

Would you believe me if I told you I grew up with a pet Boa Constrictor? True story. My mother got the six foot snake when she was a teen and he lived on to inhabit our home until I started high school. Needless to say, I grew up watching snake shed skin and still have appreciation for the intricate design.

This winter, I started bravely sporting the scaled pattern and I must admit, it prompts just the right amount of intrigue whether worn as an outfit focal point or accessory. Here are three snakeskin statement pieces to grab:

1. Long Sleeved Blouse. This gray patterned piece from H&M will be a season staple and is a steal at only $14.99. Longer at the back, it can be worn untucked or tucked into high waist jeans for a longer silhouette. 2. Snakeskin Boots. Try these booties by Steve Madden with jeans, leggings, or a maxi dress for a fun casual look. 3. Crossbody Bag. This foldover chain clutch from Coach comes in an ombre snakeskin design that will make you fall prey to its practical convertible layout. This timeless piece can be worn for on-the-go or a sophisticated night out. Perfect to pair with denim or top off on a silky jumper, don't be afraid to wear snakeskin. Just have fun and enjoy the suspense that it brings!