elsie snakeskin-printed leather pumps : women shoes

I thought it might be good to go back to one of the pairs of shoes that started it all.  It was early blog days when this heel (now my social media profile) first made its big debut.  And quite the debut it was!!  Since you can only purchase mine if you get lucky on eBay or Poshmark (they are J.Crew), I decided to add a new version of snakeskin to the collection.  Who knows, I might even update my social media profile.  #Might

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Aren’t these Jeffrey Campbell pumps beautiful?  No like crazy, gorgeous get-on-my-feet-now beautiful? #ThoughtSo  This pump embraces a few trends for Spring (snakeskin, 80’s pop coloring) but will provide a sunny outlook for even the dreariest of winter days in the interim. #YourWelcome.  The kitten heel makes it infinitely more practical that a sky high stiletto but still keeps it suit worthy.  And if you are going to pick any 80’s pop colors for accent I’m totally on board with both pink AND orange.  #DefinitelyBoth

How to Style Snakeskin Pumps

You should really treat snakeskin like a neutral and wear it with whatever you want.  But if you want to ease in slowly then start with a neutral clothing palette.  The four looks below all use the base colors of black, white, camel or navy to allow the shoes to shine center stage.  (Note:  simply exchange the denim in the second look with black, grey or camel pants for a more office appropriate look).

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If you want to be a little more colorful in your attire you can do that too!  You can ease in with some blush or pink or go bolder with orange or blue!  #YouChooseYourHue

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How I Styled My Snakeskin Pumps

If you have been a reader awhile then you know I have the three look rule for any new items I purchase.  In order to stay in my closet each piece I buy must be able to create three outfits.  I thought it would be fun to apply my rule to the shoes! (Shoes are often exempt from this rule – especially beautiful ones).  #Rulebreakers

Look 1

Even though these snakeskin pumps have some color, they are still so versatile.  You can ignore the color or you can choose to mirror one of the those colors elsewhere in your outfit.  In the first look I opted for all camel.  This look was prompted by a reader comment that she typically avoided all black outfits because the coloring didn’t suit her.  I suggested grey or camel as an alternative to all black.  It was something she had never thought of.  I wanted to showcase to all my readers that monochromatic outfits are powerful and gorgeous and can come in any color!!  #AnyColor  And the colors don’t have to match exactly.  This is what gives the outfit depth and interest.  #ExhibitA

J.Crew Parke Blazer (also in Flannel) | J. Crew Sweater (similar in cashmere) | Leith Pants (sold out but similar and ankle version) | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes | Lipstick in Pink Tie

If we step it up one notch and add just a little color it really showcases their neutrality.  And the color does NOT have to be orange or pink.  One blue dress, one beautiful shoe, dressing done.  It really can be that easy.  #AndBeautiful I really wanted to show you this look with my bright blue dress but it is currently at the dry cleaners.  #SorryYouGetNavyBlue

Look 2

I have had several reader requests for more formal styling.  I often showcase my looks without a jacket even though I wear one nearly everyday.  Often, the same jacket day after day.  I am going to start showing more looks with my jacket on so you can see both the business casual and business professional version.  #TwoForOne

Navy Blazer (sizes fully stocked again) | Ann Taylor Wrap Dress (tall and petite sizes too) | Jeffrey Campbell ShoesLipstick in Pink Tie

Look 3

Now let’s have some fun.  I mean they are statement shoes meant to turn heads … why let the shoes have all the fun?  I opted for full color saturation here because the shoes were really crying to showcase their colors!  #LiterallyCrying

I couldn’t decide which jacket look I liked better so I opted to show you both.  #YouAskForJacketsYouGetJackets

A.L.C. Blouse | Boden Pencil Skirt | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes | Lipstick in Pink Tie

More Snakeskin Pumps

Not all snakeskin pumps come with navy bows and jewels or orange and pink accents.  Here are some of my favorites currently available.  Scroll Right.

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