Are you afraid of snakes? What a silly question. Who isn’t scared?
Irrational fears aside, in the flesh I don’t rush to meet and greet the slippery creatures as beautiful and harmless as the majority of them are.
Except in one circumstance. Faux snakeskin boots.
This season, faux snake is sliding up and winding around the smartest toes.
Because we all love our black and our neutrals, the diamond pattern is the perfect accessory. The most classic and simple of styles can be updated with a patterned boot.
This year the heels are chunkier, 60’s style stacked or blocked; the prints are colourful or classic beige and black neutrals. I am going to wear mine with a mid calf length black dress, overcoat and opaque black tights. For once my all black obsession will be broken by print.
There is nothing new about animal and reptile prints, designers have been embracing them for decades.
It is our turn now. xv
Who Said We Were Afraid Of Snakes?
image, steven meisel for prada