Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year this year isn’t only festive, it’s also very stylish. With 2013 named the Year of the Snake, faux snakeskin and snakeskin prints are turning up everywhere. Given the timelessness of snake prints, buying into this “trend” is really an investment although you don’t have to break the bank to work gorgeous snakeskin clothing and accessories into your wardrobe. Choose natural tones like brown, beige, black and white and wear them forever, or try a fun, eye-catching color like blue or green.
Pim + Larkin Metallic Brocade Jacket, $50 (sale), piperlime.com
MICHAEL Michael Kora Mamba Snake Pencil Skirt, $79.50, zappos.com
Estee Lauder Year of the Snake Powder Compact, $70, saks.com
Juicy Couture Snake Printed Leather Elastic Headband, $45, zappos.com
Botkier Valentina Shoulder Bag, $140 (sale), amazon.com
C. Wonder Snake Embossed Leather Tassel Loafer, $148, cwonder.com