As I’ve documented before, Instagram has become one of my common sources for a frequent dose of fresh fashion ideas. My feed is full of fashion girls who I follow for inspiration, whose outfits I often look to to fuel my personal shopping habits. It always makes me pause when I start to notice some common themes and on a recent afternoon of scrolling, I discovered a very clear new trend that Instagram fashion girls are getting behind: snakeskin.
The trend doesn’t surprise me in the least. With the movement towards animals prints for fall—like leopard, zebra, tiger, and crocodile prints—snakeskin is a natural evolution. What I personally love about the trend is how versatile it is. Wear a miniskirt with a crewneck sweater and ankle boots like Lucy Williams, and you have a cool take on a classic fall outfit. On the other hand, you can really lean into fall prints by pairing snakeskin pants with a leopard top like Emili Sindlev—a daring take on the trend.
Ahead, see how fashion girls across the globe are wearing snakeskin clothes and accessories, and shop pieces inspired by their looks.
Whether you’re wearing a miniskirt or a longer style, you can’t go wrong by pairing it with a great knit top.
Get Lucy Williams’s exact style.
This Attico skirt is seriously iconic.
Boots are the most essential piece for fall. Upgrade yours with a snakeskin-effect pair.
To wear with a midi skirt.
Your jeans will thank you.
Under $200? Yes, please.
This outfit just really goes for it. “More is more” at its best.
Sitting in my shopping cart.
Loving this take on denim.
With a little flare.
Now here’s an affordable way to test out the trend.
Adding a snakeskin bag to your outfit instantly upgrades it and adds elegance.
To wear with a suit.
If you want to make a statement with one dramatic piece, layer a snakeskin jacket or coat over your look.
Bella Hadid has been spotted wearing this style.