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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW WE DO: SNAKESKIN PRINT

By Lakeisha Goedluck, 7 September 2018

If you’re looking to add a bit of flavour to your wardrobe this autumn, then, boy, do we have the right print for you. Forget leopard or tiger, it’s all about snakeskin prints for AW18. So, for inspiration on how to scale up your steez, see how the guys at ASOS HQ are wearing the pattern.

Nawal wearing a check shirt, Levi's sweatshirt, jeans and snakeskin boots | ASOS Style Feed

For a lesson on how to rock multiple prints at once, just take a look at our Artworker Nawal. Starting off with a traditional blue check shirt and slim-fit jeans, he layers up with an earthy print from workwear stalwart Levi’s.

Nawal wearing jeans and snakeskin-print boots | ASOS Style Feed

To carry on the utilitarian vibe, he opts for a pair of snakeskin-effect boots which match the colour of his sweat. That way, he can play around with patterns without taking his aesthetic overboard.

 

 

Cobbie wearing a striped polo shirt, snakeskin-print shorts and socks and sandals | ASOS Style Feed

Stripes paired with snakeskin may sound like a sartorial nightmare, but our Sportswear Fashion Editor Cobbie knows how to style the two harmoniously. The trick? Coordinate the direction of your stripes – Cobbie opts for a vertically printed polo shirt to mirror the pattern on his shorts.

A close-up of Cobbie's shorts and striped polo shirt | ASOS Style Feed

On foot, he goes for a staple pair of black socks and minimal sandals to keep the focus on his shirt-and-shorts combo.

Ben wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans, Vans trainers and a snakeskin-print shirt | ASOS Style Feed

Now, everyone knows that if there’s one item of clothing you want to stand out, you’ve gotta keep the rest of your ensemble as minimal as possible. To emphasise his ultra-slick snakeskin-print shirt, our Fashion Editor Ben has opted for an otherwise all-black ensemble.
A close-up of Ben wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and a snakeskin-print shirt | ASOS Style Feed

A staple tee, straight-fit jeans with white overstitching and classic Vans slip-on trainers make for a Scandi-flavoured outfit with added flair.

Charles wearing snakeskin-print hat, grey jumper, black jeans and Air Max 97 trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Streetwear with a snakeskin twist? Yep, our Project Coordinator Charles is all over it. Opt for the hallmark elements of road-ready gear to form the basis of your getup: a minimal crew-neck sweatshirt, black jeans and a chain. 

A close-up of Charles wearing a grey jumper and snakeskin-print hat | ASOS Style Feed

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Then, go off-piste by throwing a snakeskin-print cap into the mix. Finish off your aesthetic with a pair of old-school Nike Air Max 97 creps in all black and you’re good to go.

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