Still Lingering: Snakeskin

June 29, 2011

Daily Digest

Still Lingering: Snakeskin

Some trends keep popping up again and again, and snakeskin is no exception.  Celebs and fashionistas alike constantly refer back to python, so if you’re ready to acquire this sort of accessory, you’re in the right place.

The whatshewears team has done some Internet window-shopping for you and found our favourites, in a range of prices. As always, if you spot any similar bags or wedges in Ireland or elsewhere, so let us all know!

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie’s impeccable style grabs our attention every time. In Beverly Hills (pictured above) she accessorised with a vintage, snakeskin clutch. Find your python perfection with this Botkier purse from ASOS.

Mary Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen was one of the first to rock the over-sized clutch trend a few season’s back, wearing this Prada purse  (pictured above). Luckily large clutches are back in so if you like Mary Kate’s style, consider this natural-look, faux snakeskin clutch (£8) from Boohoo as a thrifty alternative.

For those of you who love shoes (who doesn’t?), Terry de Havilland’s towering (5 inch) wedges are hugely popular with the Brit “It” pack . Sienna Miller and Kate Moss have been wearing them religiously since 2007 whereas Mischa Barton wore the metallic snakeskin wedges to Australian fashion week in 2008.

The Margaux Pewter wedges (€525) pictured above are from Lara (1 Dame Lane, Dublin 2, 01 670 79 51), direct from Terry DeHavilland himself and in other boutiques around Ireland. Dehavilland footwear doesn’t come cheap, so you may want to wait for the summer sales.

For a cheaper  snakeskin wedge, try these Kork-Ease wedges at Yoox (€65).

Kate Moss at Glastonbury 2011

Fashion Icon Kate Moss embraced the mud at the weekend and worked festival chic in her usual stylish way, teaming her signature leather jacket and wellies with a pair of chic, snake print skinny jeans.


Dressed head to toe in Balmain (apart from her Hunter wellies) her outfit may be out of our price-range but we did squeal with delight when we found these Limited Collection snake print jeans for only €54 at M&S !

Roz Purcell

Meanwhile while the rest of the UK was waking up to muddier Glasto fields last Sunday, Ireland’s top model was getting ready for a day at the races at The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.


We love her take on race day dressing – no matchy matchy-ness or hats in sight.  Just sky high gold wedges, a dusty pink coloured maxi and a snakeskin kimono jacket from Topshop (sadly for those of us lookin to steal her style,  it’s no longer available).

Purcell transformed her simple maxi with a kimono jacket which also nods to this season’s boudoir trend. Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate collection has many kimono options (which we recommend as an alternative to a dress, to wear to a ladies charity lunch) but you’ll also find purse friendly alternatives chez ASOS.

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7 Responses to “Still Lingering: Snakeskin”

  1. Loving it Says:

    I love this new website!

  2. Great stuff Says:

    I love these shoes!! they are available on
    Eve boutique in Dun Laoghaire sell them on this website.

  3. Rockin Reptile Shoes Says:

    We too at Rockin Reptile have a love of snake skin and have several styles of snakeskin shoes in our Autumn/ Winter Collection.

    Check out the fabulous “Hope”, “Sienna”, “Gwen, “Ericka” and “Steph” all available to view on our website.

    All styles are available from shoe boutiques nationwide.

  4. AnnMarie Proudfoot Says:

    I love a touch of snakeskin to an outfit, even just a skinny belt.


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