The Go-To Print Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet

You already know your basic wardrobe must-haves (think: black blazer, silver stud earrings, and blue jeans), but today’s staple spotlight is a little unexpected, so get ready.

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    Python-print accessories offer the perfect dose of texture for any outfit. Not to mention, they’re an easy way to give your look a sophisticated, well-traveled appeal. Even if you don’t consider yourself the exotic type, we promise a python-print accessory will be a welcome addition to your closet. (Carine Roitfeld approves: “As you get older, the snake is more chic than the leopard.”)

    ​Click through for 11 spot-on examples, and shop our curated selection at the end!

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    EXPLORE: Miu Miu, Bag, Purse, Runway
    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Miu Miu S/S 14

    A snake-print tote with a short handle equals an adorable accessory we have to have now.

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    Lupita Nyong'o

    Style Tip: Should you find yourself on a red carpet in the near future, a snake-print clutch in the same hue as your dress is a smart and stylish pairing.

    ​On Nyong’o: Stella McCartney dress and shoes; Chesneau Heltzel Minaudieres bag.

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    PHOTO: Diabolik / Splash News

    Lily Aldridge

    Style Tip: Pair ladylike, python-print flats with black skinny jeans and an airy blouse for a feminine, chic outfit. Bonus tip: somehow get your hair to be as amazing as Aldridge’s, and your look is guaranteed to be golden.

    ​On Aldridge: Isabel Marant Tess Embroidered Gauze Top ($570); RtA Destroyed Boyfriend Skinny Jeans ($218); Givenchy House de Givenchy Bag ($2228); Isabel Marant Poppy Flats ($790)

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    PHOTO: Gastro Chic

    Anna Dello Russo

    Style Tip: If you’ve caught on to the genius outerwear styling tip that is belting your jacket, then the idea of a python-print belt around your favorite tweed blazer probably sounds perfect, no?

    ​Image via Gastro Chic

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Street Style

    A python-print pump will always go with your favorite pair of blue jeans.

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    PHOTO: REX USA/Beretta/Sims/Rex

    Florence Welch

    Style Tip: Mix-and-match your python-print accessories with a furry coat and paisley blouse for an Almost Famous-esque outfit.

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    PHOTO: Michael Stewart/Getty Images

    Olivia Palermo

    Style Tip: Snake-print pumps are a great way to balance masculine-inspired separates. A jade, gem-embellished clutch won’t hurt, either.

    ​On Palermo: Stuart Weitzman Gemma Clutch ($695); Aquazzura Positano Elephe Snakeskin Pumps ($850).

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Christian Dior S/S 14

    If you’re into turning heads, this bag should do the trick.

    ​Diorific Hand Painted Python Bag ($9900, 212.931.2950)

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    PHOTO: Michael Stewart/WireImage

    Miranda Kerr

    Style Tip: Be adventurous and mix your python-print clutch with an animal-print dress — you won’t be disappointed.

    ​On Kerr: Just Cavalli dress; Roberto Cavalli bag.

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    PHOTO: Karwai Tang/WireImage

    Poppy Delevingne

    Style Tip: If you’re looking to take your python-print pumps out on the town, why not wear them with a lace crop top and pencil skirt?

    ​On Delevingne: Emilia Wickstead top and skirt.

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    EXPLORE: Gucci, heels, Runway
    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Gucci S/S 14

    Don’t worry, we can’t stop staring either.

    ​Olimpia Python Open-Toe Booties ($1495)

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    Barbara Bui Snakeskin Print Scarf ($195)

    ​Wear it with: a white t-shirt and light wash jeans.

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    Eugenia Kim Lillian Hat ($340)

    ​Wear it with: a breezy blouse and Bermuda shorts.

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    Burberry Satin Python Wedge Pumps ($750)

    ​Wear it with: your favorite trousers.

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    H&M iPhone 5/5s Case ($8)

    ​Wear it with: a brown, leather tote bag!

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    L’Autre Chose Python Textured Sandals ($438)

    ​Wear it with: a pleated skirt.

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    Loeffler Randall Mini Snakeskin Rider Shoulder Bag ($495)

    ​Wear it with: a white shift dress.

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    Luca Valentini Zelda Chelsea Boots ($327)

    ​Wear it with: a slim pencil skirt and short sleeve button-down blouse.

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    Maison Martin Margiela Leather Belt ($240)

    ​Wear it with: a gray tweed blazer.

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    Mango Snake Print Scarf ($25)

    ​Wear it with: a panama hat.

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    Massimo Dutto Snakeskin Belt ($46)

    ​Wear it with: black skinny jeans.

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    ONE by Erin Dana Evan Fanny Pack ($210)

    ​Wear it with: a cargo shirtdress.

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    Stella McCartney Raffia and Faux Python Baseball Cap ($400)

    ​Wear it with: a chambray shirt and white jeans.

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    Tory Burch Sadie Snake-Print Mid-Heel Slingbacks ($325)

    ​Wear it with: a white lace dress.

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    Zara Snake Print Clutch ($50)

    ​Wear it with: your favorite LBD.

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Snakeskin Print Scarf

Snakeskin Print Scarf

Barbara Bui, $195
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Lillian Hat

Lillian Hat

Eugenia Kim, $340
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Satin Python Wedge Pumps

Satin Python Wedge Pumps

Burberry, $750
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iPhone 5/5s Case

iPhone 5/5s Case

H&M, $8
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Chose Python Textured Sandals

Chose Python Textured Sandals

L’Autre, $438
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Mini Snakeskin Rider Shoulder Bag

Mini Snakeskin Rider Shoulder Bag

Loeffler Randall, $495
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Zelda Chelsea Boots

Zelda Chelsea Boots

Luca Valentini, $327
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Leather Belt

Leather Belt

Maison Martin Margiela, $240
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Snake Print Scarf

Snake Print Scarf

Mango, $25
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Snakeskin Belt

Snakeskin Belt

Massimo Dutto, $46
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Evan Fanny Pack

Evan Fanny Pack

ONE by Erin Dana, $210
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Raffia and Faux Python Baseball Cap

Raffia and Faux Python Baseball Cap

Stella McCartney, $400
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Sadie Snake-Print Mid-Heel Slingbacks

Sadie Snake-Print Mid-Heel Slingbacks

Tory Burch, $325
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Snake Print Clutch

Snake Print Clutch

Zara, $50
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