8 Ways to Wear Snakeskin and Not Look Like a Kardashian

How to be a snake charmer this spring.

This spring, the luxe texture—in versions both real and faux—edges out splashier leopard and zebra prints. It’s more muted and generally rendered in softer, spring-perfect shades. Consider the print a neutral, which means it’s a wardrobe workhorse. But be mindful of fit. For instance, a snake-print dress with a second-skin fit can skew cheap. Look instead for a shift; the boxier shape keeps the look modern and chic. Here’s how to wear the reptilian look without looking cheesy, like, er, well, this.

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[1] Signature exotic embossed mini bucket bag, $118 at Ann Taylor, multiple locations.

[2] Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2015 RTW.

[3] Fendi Goldmine snakeskin cuff, $394 at Mytheresa.com.

[4] Soren silk pants, $248 at Equipmentfr.com.

[5] Estate yellow and white gold bracelet with diamonds and rubies, $17,000 at Craiger Drake, Rittenhouse.

[6] Ashish python sequin shift dress, $2,730 at Nordstrom, multiple locations.

[7] Loeffler Randall Luz Tassel sandals, $450 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia.

[8] Joie Rancher top, $158 at Joie.com.