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

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!

Miu Miu S/S 14


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

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.

Lily Aldridge


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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)

Anna Dello Russo


Gastro Chic

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

Street Style


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

Florence Welch


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

Olivia Palermo


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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).

Christian Dior S/S 14


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

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

Miranda Kerr


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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.

Poppy Delevingne


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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.

Gucci S/S 14


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

​Olimpia Python Open-Toe Booties ($1495)

Barbara Bui Snakeskin Print Scarf ($195)

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

Eugenia Kim Lillian Hat ($340)

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

Burberry Satin Python Wedge Pumps ($750)

​Wear it with: your favorite trousers.

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

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

L’Autre Chose Python Textured Sandals ($438)

​Wear it with: a pleated skirt.

Loeffler Randall Mini Snakeskin Rider Shoulder Bag ($495)

​Wear it with: a white shift dress.

Luca Valentini Zelda Chelsea Boots ($327)

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

Maison Martin Margiela Leather Belt ($240)

​Wear it with: a gray tweed blazer.

Mango Snake Print Scarf ($25)

​Wear it with: a panama hat.

Massimo Dutto Snakeskin Belt ($46)

​Wear it with: black skinny jeans.

ONE by Erin Dana Evan Fanny Pack ($210)

​Wear it with: a cargo shirtdress.

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

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

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

​Wear it with: a white lace dress.

Zara Snake Print Clutch ($50)

​Wear it with: your favorite LBD.