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.