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THE mantra “ev­ery­thing in mod­er­a­tion” ap­plies to most of th­ese trends and def­i­nitely to the snake­skin prints. An­i­mal prints in some form have been pop­u­lar in pre­vi­ous sea­sons, but this spring the snake slith­ers into first place. If you are wear­ing a snake-print out­fit, don’t try to be matchy-matchy. Snake­skin printed shoes or bags look best with a plain out­fit, or one with a snake­skin trim. The eas­i­est way to give a nod to this trend is to buy a beau­ti­ful belt, scarf, a snake ban­gle or a snake rope neck­lace — Marks and Spencer has a fine se­lec­tion. Snake­skin looks classy in soft, sub­tle colours and some of the best shoes and bags can be found at L.K. Ben­nett, which ex­cels at so­phis­ti­ca­tion. Both Fiorelli and Zan­dra Rhodes have stun­ning snake­skin bags, while retro belts from Biba at House of Fraser give a fin­ish­ing touch. The snake­skin look is per­fect for those who don’t nec­es­sar­ily want an ex­u­ber­ant ex­plo­sion of colour, just some­thing to up­date an out­fit. Con­vert­ing fash­ion trends from cat­walk to re­al­ity is al­ways a chal­lenge and as the shops fill up with the lat­est cre­ative com­bos, the car­ni­val of colour will be hard to re­sist.

Mata­lan snake­skin leg­gings, £7

House of Fraser Ted Baker snake scarf £55 L.K. Ben­nett belt £75 Marks and Spencer me­tal­lic snake tote £19.50 Laura Ash­ley ban­gle, £16 L.K. Ben­nett Cro­cus bag in snake-print leather £345

Deben­hams But­ter­fly by Matthew Wil­liamson £50 Ta­maris snake wedge £59.99

LK Ben­nett Capri £235

Aster by Lucy Choi in green snake print £195

Wal­lis snake print bag £20

Fiorelli bag, £69

Marks and Spencer snake wrap col­lar £15

House of Fraser Biba snake belt £75

Marks and Spencer snake-ef­fect waist belt £12.50

Marks and Spencer ban­gle £12.50

Marks and Spencer snake wrap bracelet £9.50

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