Safari-inspired outfits need little explanation. It’s a classic look in shades of tan, beige, olive, cinnamon, mustard, toffee, black and white that defies the trends and is always in style. Ralph Lauren does Safaric Chic to perfection every season. You can choose a traditional safari vibe, create a fashion-forward combination, or keep the look Safari Chic Lite. Remix safari classics like utility jackets, pants, vests, skirts, shorts, shirts and shirt dresses in any way that tickles your fancy.
Here is an assortment of safari items.
On to some easy ways to incorporate safari items into outfits.
1. Column and a Jacket
Create a casual neutral column of colour in black or white with a top or bottom. Layer a safari jacket over the top and finish things off with footwear that works with the outfit. Safari looks tend to use boots, oxfords, slides, mules, gladiators, espadrilles and sandals in shades of brown and tan to complete the look. Here, I like the fashion-forward addition of the glitzy fashion sneakers. Mother of pearl and tortoiseshell jewellery are nice additions. A brown or white bag too.
2. Shirt Dress
Safari shirt dresses with a utility integrity come in a large variety. Short, long, fitted, boxy, belted, unbelted, sleeved or sleeveless, collared or uncollared, so take your pick. This one is boxy and short, and completed with a straw hat, strappy slides, and a structured brown bag. I can see an earthy neckerchief work well here too.
3. Utility Shorts, Tank and Gladiators
If you like to wear utility shorts, try a pair in white. Combine it with a black tank top, brown gladiators, and an earthy bag to match. An olive pair of shorts is as fab. If you feel like being matchy-matchy, throw a safari jacket over the top when it’s chilly.
4. Casually Dressy
Safari jackets can be tailored or fluid, so pick your level of structure. The tailored versions, especially when they’re buttoned up like this one, tend to look dressier. That said, you can combine a dressier safari jacket with casual bottoms like these silky linen cargo pants with ankle ties, or jeans. To further amp up the dressy, add dressy footwear and a structured bag. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.