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By: Jónaye Taylor
Fab Avers, have you ever been around someone you cannot trust? You may feel anything that particular person says or does is a complete lie. Has there come a time when their actions are so unbearable that you do not feel you will ever be able to trust another soul that populates this dear Earth? If the answers to these questions are no and do not apply to you, then congratulate yourself because you live a pretty drama free life. However, if one of the answers is yes, then you should probably sit down with that person to start re-evaluating your relationship or simply give them the boot! Here at the Spectrum we like to keep it drama-free, therefore, I am not referring to a person when speaking of the sneaky snakes in my life. I am indulging in all of the gorgeously fabulous snakeskin trends that are bombarding the runway (and streets) this spring!
Snakes are historical little creatures that have populated this Earth for millions of years. As a fashionista, I love that they come in multiple varieties, more artistically ranging in various colors and sizes. With several options available, how can one not own any snake print? By the way, that comment is not and will not be approved by PETA (what can I say? You cannot please them all.).
Moving right along, normally one would associate snakeskin prints with the fall and winter seasons. Luckily, plenty of designers have been incorporating snakeskin into their collections including, Roberto Cavalli, Burberry Prorsum, Z Spoke (as pictured) and Thakoon (as pictured). How can one ever go wrong by sprucing up an outfit with sneaky snake elements? Well, I will tell you! Wearing an all snakeskin outfit is not only frightening, tasteless and tacky, it is something that even the editors of the National Geographic may not even be able to fathom. Just the thought of envisioning such a sight would probably make the Crocodile Hunter himself Steve Irwin (may his soul rest in peace) rise from the grave. Fellow readers I beggeth thee not to taketh thy fashion plunge into disastrouth territory, consider thyself warned. Besides, failure to do so will also result in unnecessary and unwanted stares and laughs (including LOL's, LMBO's, ROTF's and GMBOHR's). I would hate for to experience such a misfortune especially since I advised you of otherwise.
Next, after all of that commotion you are probably wondering what is the right thing to do. Well, allow the snakeskin to be the focal point of the outfit! I just love it when I see a monochromatic look topped off with a snakeskin accessory. Whether its snakeskin boots, belts, blazers, blouses, or bags you cannot escape the sneaky snake madness. It is cleverly a chic and sophisticated way to becoming the ultimate showstopper. Spring is around the corner, so let us delve into big bright and bodacious colors like corals, turquoise, fuchsia, canary yellow, etc and fuse the two trends together which can really make fellow streetwalkers (not like that, minds out of the gutter please) hiss! Other options to pair snakeskin with are great oversized handbags and sunglasses that can pretty much be found anywhere and everywhere at the mall. For great finds of snake print anything visit stores like Aldo (great shoes and a phenomenal addition to a wardrobe), Aldo Accessories, Bakers, Nine West, Barefeet, Off Broadway, Express, Bebe, Arden B. and Rampage. In addition to losing your mind with metallic jewelry finishing off this haute look, remember to have fun with what you are wearing and wear it proudly regardless of the naysayers (unless of course its not what I approved)! Fab chic is the way to be!
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