Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Snake charmers for your wardrobe
Fashion BY JENN HARRIS, Los Angeles Times
For those who follow the Chinese zodiac, the year of the snake begins Feb. 10. People born under this sign are thought to be more likely to be seductive, gregarious, charming, smart, good with money and, at times, a little jealous. The reptiles themselves are beautiful, sometimes dangerous, creatures that have inspired countless designers over the years. Here are some ways to incorporate the symbol of the year into your wardrobe, with no harm done to any living creature.
It's hard not to turn heads in Equipment's Sloane crew-neck cashmere sweater, $298 from Nordstrom, with its snakeskin print in neon yellow.
The Sabine print midi dress, $36.99 from Piperlime.com, makes for a fun twist on the classic floral print, flowy dress for spring.
The Eight Sixty snake print high-low blouse, $96 from RonHer man.com, features a contrast collar that gives the blouse a little more edge.
Pair the 7 For All Mankind skinny laser snake jeans, $198 from Ama zon.com, with a plain T-shirt and solid heels for a go-to outfit for any occasion.
Snake-shaped jewelry is a great way to wear the trend in a subtle way. For a snake accent, try the Jennifer Fisher brass snake cuff, $315 from Barneys.com, the Aurelie Bidermann snake hoop earrings, $335 from NeimanMar cus.com, or the Steven Alan 14-karat gold snake ring by Grace Lee, $385 at stevenalan.com.
Famed handbag designer Judith Leiber created a special year of the snake clutch, $3,995 from Nei manMarcus.com. The coiled snake is adorned with hand-applied crystals.