Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Incorporate a serpent-inspired print or accessory into your wardrobe.

Today marks the first day of the Year of the Snake — the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year. According to Chinese astrologers the Year of the Snake is about inner growth and discovering hidden meanings. There are different predictions for every animal sign (there are 12), but for those born in the Year of the Snake and their compatible signs (the Rooster and Ox), expect to have a lucky year!

Our plan for celebrating is by adding something serpent-like into our wardrobe — maybe a snake-like accessory or a python print. Plus snake-like prints were all over the Spring 2013 runways, at shows like Erdem, Valentino and Proenza Schouler, so even if it doesn’t bring instant luck at least we’ll be on trend.

1. Rebecca Taylor snake print top, $129, rebeccataylor.com

You don’t have to say goodbye to peplums just yet with this cute top that would look great under a blazer.

2. Wildfox Couture rose gold double snake necklace, $70, wildfoxcouture.com

We will never tire of wearing serpents, especially when they look this chic.

3. Mara Carrizo Scalise snake ring, $104, shopbop.com

A minimalist interpretation of the snake, we love the subtlety of this gold ring.

4. Dolce Vita Tremor Wedge in Natural, $100, eluxe.ca

Wedges have staying power for the spring season and in a luxe python-print make it easy to dress up or down.

5. Stella & Dot vintage inspired gold serpent bangle bracelet, $49, shop.stelladot.com

The next best thing to wrapped a slithering serpent around your finger is having one around your wrist.

6. Preen Sahara python-print pencil skirt, $715, net-a-porter.com

An exotic print from Preen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is the perfect statement piece to go from the office to cocktail hour.

7. Diane Von Furstenberg Black Olivia Patchwork Snakeskin Clutch, $575, ssense.com

Instantly punch up a LBD with a bold clutch like this one we spotted with stylish gold hardware details including a gold chain strap.