If there's one thing the street-style scene of Jan. (and now Feb.) has demonstrated so clearly, it's that 2019 is the year of bold, over-the-top fashion trends. Case in point: Slime green is in, the more oversized the fit, the better, and animal print has officially become a wardrobe neutral. But, if you're not ready to dive head first into out-there trends, you'll be happy to know there are approachable ways to rock them, too. Enter, Bella Hadid's snakeskin pants: an easy way to wear one of the most sought-after prints of the year.
On Feb. 7, Hadid stepped off Ralph Lauren's Spring/Summer 2019 runway and onto the streets of the Big Apple, but not before making a major outfit change. The model traded in the midi-length, gold lamé dress she wore on the designer's catwalk for a pair of snakeskin pants that might just convince even the most pattern-shy of people to test print.
Snake-embossed pants aren't quite as intimidating to wear as one might actually think. And the key to styling them the right way lies in Hadid's latest off-duty look: keep the other staples in your ensemble simple and understated, as not to overpower the bold print. The 22 year old decided to team her patterned bottoms with toned-down, cream-colored pieces, including a turtleneck sweater and a puffer vest.
Hadid went the comfy route with her footwear, choosing to wear white sneakers en route to her next New York Fashion Week event. A pair of large, gold hoop earrings infused her look with early-2000s appeal, while her dark-brown, thin-rimmed sunglasses harked back to the early '90s. Hadid's off-duty look hit on several major of-the-moments trends that she combined effortlessly into one.
Everything about the model's outfit was a clear home run, and the fact that it so easily demonstrated how to wear snakeskin made it all the better. So toss your go-to black jeans aside, and slip into a pair that's covered in the bold, slithering print à la Hadid. Just remember — stick with simple basics up top, and you're good to go. Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite snakeskin pants to wear this season.