With fall in full swing, daring staples that will instantly elevate chunky basics are at the top of mind. And what better way to juxtapose your favorite knitwear than with chic, animal-print accessories? From leopard print to python, the trend has dominated celebrity wardrobes and runways alike, and Bella Hadid's snakeskin boots are a prime example.
The model was seen arriving at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show fittings on Sat., pairing statement Celine boots with an oversized turtleneck dress by R13 for a look that was both chill and refined. Taking style notes from the 23-year-old is a smart move, as she continues to rock knitwear in new ways, even bringing back a cozy favorite from seasons past: the classic cardigan. But picking your sweater is just the beginning of any well-rounded fall outfit. The model usually reaches for pops of shine, like a pair of hoops or her gold chainlink Chanel belt, and an embellished handbag to pull the look together.
Hadid is no stranger to the Victoria's Secret runway — she walked in 2016 and 2017 as well. But her style has seriously evolved over the years, and it's safe to say she steadily nails the laid-back but polished look any girl-on-the-go loves. With temperatures on the decline, coziness is the goal, but don't be afraid to dial up the drama in the realm of footwear. As Hadid shows so well, a trend-forward boot will ramp up an everyday knit in no time.
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Bella isn't the only It-girl sporting snakeskin this season. Fellow model and friend Kendall Jenner is also big on the trend, taking her knitwear up a notch with stunning python thigh-highs in Paris, and even making a case for brightly colored embossed cowboy boots during Milan Fashion Week.
Pulling off statement footwear like Kendall and Bella doesn't have to mean breaking the bank, either, as Gigi Hadid demonstrated with her favorite affordable snakeskin boots of the season. These three style stars just go to show that a good boot is the secret to setting off even the simplest of seasonal garments. Ready to try out the snakeskin trend for yourself? Below, The Zoe Report rounded up five styles that will serve as a cherry on top of your go-to minimalist pieces, truly letting your boots do the talking.