As the colder seasons approach, people begin to pack their summer-like outfits into boxes, and start to unpack the thicker/warmer clothes. It’s a routine for those who are lucky enough to experience changes in weather and season because we know what we’re in for. But some of us cannot say “goodbye” to things like dresses and skirts. It’s a sacrifice that has to be made, especially if we wear materials, such as snakeskin, that can cheat Mother Nature’s climate change.
Snakeskin is versatile because of its various properties. Textures can be subtle or outrageous; embossed or printed. The same applies to the color range. White may make it harder to see the pattern, but its shine helps the fabric stand out. Typically, faux snakeskin is produced from vinyl. The fabric’s stretch ability depends on color and pattern. For example, black snakeskin has less flexibility, but probably suits the wearer properly for harsher weather conditions. The vinyl helps repel against potential water damage. This is advantageous for us clumsy folk when we inevitably fall into the snow.
Especially in the autumn season, snakeskin should not be limited to dark motifs. Colors, like the oranges and reds of changing leaves, can be replicated and would show off nicely. For a more business or professional appearance, earthy tones and colors would probably work better. Tops and bottoms create themes for outfits. Vinyl boots would come off as tacky if a snakeskin skirt was already being worn. But switching is always an option, too. Even accessorizing with a snakeskin purse or clutch would add some exoticism.