The other ultimate celebrity tastemaker, Kim Kardashian, has also been spotted in snakeskin pants recently, so we know this trend has legs.
When Kim Kardashian wears something, you take note. When Rihanna wears something, you take note. But when both Kim Kardashian and Rihanna wear something, it’s surely a sign of something bigger. Case in point? Snake-effect pants, which are inevitably going to be a huge trend for spring.
Kardashian wore a pair out on a date night with Kanye West back in February – before he was in the doghouse – and I went on a mad dash (pun intended) to try and emulate the sleek but casual look.
I ended up with a pair from ASOS which snowballed into me wanting every pair that my eyes (and rampant online shopping addiction) came in contact with. Then, Rihanna wore a custom pair by Elisabeth Weinstock to Coachella – accented with a Gucci sweater and ski mask, naturally – and the Google Trends chart for snakeskin pants sky-rocketed, meaning that everyone else was about to hop on this train as well.
The slithery style is a favorite of festival-friendly sites like Dolls Kill and Missguided, but polished upscale options are just as fun, especially when paired with a super-on-trend tube top or skinny sunglasses.
Into a different member of the animal kingdom? Here are some leopard-print options. Pants-averse? We also included some skirts and dresses. Happy shopping! ?