2019’s Snakeskin Boots Trend Is Stronger Than Ever & These Are The Styles Everyone Will Be Wearing
Let's play a little word association game. If someone says "fall" what's the first thing that pops into your head? For anyone who's sartorially obsessed, it's safe to say that boots would instantly be top of mind. Not only are they required footwear for keeping feet warm and cozy when temperatures drop, they're also a seriously easy way to inject instant style into any ensemble — especially as far as the snakeskin boot trend is concerned. Serpentine-printed silhouettes of all kinds started popping up all over the place as far back as last fall, but have only gained momentum as the coming season quickly approaches. Long story short, if you don't have a pair yet now's the time to get on board.
Okay, snakeskin boots are nothing completely new. Celebs like Emily Ratajkowski and Mary-Kate Olsen were spotted wearing the same Celine pair last fall, after all. But it's hard to ignore how strong a force they are this season. Browse online or step foot into a shoe store and you'll see they're fully stocked on snake print styles for fall, and if you've yet to secure a style for yourself you probably should before they're absolutely everywhere.
Luckily you'll have no shortage of options, from edgy ankle boot styles (hello Anine Bing's $599 chain-adorned Harris Boot) to sleek tall styles from iconic shoe brands like Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman. Look for takes that offer up unique design features, like Reike Nen's Wave Heel Ankle Boots with an architectural heel, $478, to the logo-embellished block heel and squared toe on this sure-to-sell-out Alexander Wang pair, $795.
And not every iteration is a run-of-the-mill, neutrally-hued snake print boot either — just look at the patchwork style, $775, from French designer Pierre Hardy, or the multi-colored western silhouette, $950, from cult-loved sneaker brand Golden Goose. Despite their unexpected pops of color, you'll still find they'll pair easily with the rest of your on-trend fall styles from suiting separates to denim and statement sweaters.
Feeling inspired to finally get in on the snake print boot trend, or can't help but pick up another pair? Keep scrolling to shop some of the styles that are sure to be big.
Patchwork embossed leather gives these snakeskin boots cool, retro-inspired appeal. Pair them with flared jeans and a suede jacket for a full on '70s revival, or style with a sleek dress for a more modern look.
The sleek silhouette of this boot is accented by an unexpected architectural heel for plenty of cool factor. Wear with slim denim or a corduroy mini skirt and a statement sweater.
These Mercedes Castillo shoes are snakeskin boots done the modern way, complete with a cool white block heel.
Anine Bing is the queen of edgy-chic, so it's no surprise she designed a killer snakeskin boot with rocker-esque chain detail. Wear with black skinnies and a slinky silk top for a night out.
Tall boots and snakeskin boots are both having a moment this fall — so why not take on both trends at once with this Jimmy Choo pair. The pointed toe and svelte stiletto have a super-lengthening effect.
Stand out in a sea of neutral-colored snakeskin boots with this pair by cult-loved sneaker brand Golden Goose. With splashes of bold color, they'll make a major impact.
With a height that comes up to the knee and a chunky heel, these honey-hued snake print boots will go perfectly with your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Or, pair them with a breezy slip skirt and a chunky sweater.
It doesn't get much cooler than these square-toed, block heeled, snakeskin printed leather boots. For an extra bit of bling, the boot features a WANG detail on the back of each heel.
Miista's take on snakeskin boots this season feels retro-cool thanks to platforms and a slightly higher rise. The caramel colored leather will go with everything from denim to moody floral dresses.
Over the knee boots are already super-sexy, but with an all-over snake print on this stretch, block-heeled style they're even more date-night ready.
Bold fuchsia snake print, a stiletto heel, and a chic pointed toe give this ankle boot a seriously sexy vibe.