Snakes already look like belts on their own, so why not create or wear one? A belt, that is. They act as accessories for dresses, holder-uppers for pants, and make bold statements without even trying. Like shoes, small indicators of the personality behind the wearer, belts are the same. One made out of snakeskin can make for a great conversation piece, or something for people to gawk at as they pass by. They probably smell better and last longer than a real snake.
If snakeskin jeans are already being worn, do not go overboard. Instead, pick a pair of pants, or a top, that a snakeskin belt could compliment. If the pants are already shiny or made out of a vinyl-like material, wear a belt that has a rougher or duller finish, like a reptile skin with a matte exterior. If a snakeskin vinyl belt can’t be avoided, hopefully, the article it is matching will not overshadow.
Authentic snakeskin is expensive, but there are other options, such as imitation snakeskin. Not only does it cost less, it can be made out of softer materials and appears real. The combinations of creativity for snake print are endless when it comes to belts. Prints, patterns, textures, colors, etc. can vary for the body, while the buckle could resemble something like a snake head.
Imitation snakeskin is a smart choice because of the different styles and forms it can take on, unlike the actual thing. For example, hot pink is not a natural color, but in the snakeskin print world, it is. If made out of vinyl, it would reflect the sleekness of actual snakeskin. Reptile skin also varies because snakes are not the only cool reptiles to wear. These varieties include animals such as iguanas and crocodiles, whose skin is also exotic and unique.
The common shapes of belts and snakes are thin and narrow, so keep in mind the other clothing being worn in sync. Of course, belts can be wider, but too much of a good thing turns into a bad. Tighter clothes usually go better with belts, especially if produced from reptile skin. Otherwise, there would be no point in showing off such a wild accent.