When I think of safari inspired chic my mind immediately floods with tones of beige commingling with khaki and a strong sense of conservativeness that is neither brash nor mundane. There’s a grand standoff between structure and fluidity, a contrast and desperate love affair. Best of all there is a weightlessness despite the commanding presence. This sartorial style is undeniably transcendent and one that forever remains current. Following Farfetch’s opulent Safari story I’ve been inspired to curate my own must-have pieces and of course an accompanying lust list.
One can not think of safari chic without conjuring up images of the iconic two piece, the safari suit. That relaxed fit intended to be cinched in at the waist by paired with a matching belt and those oversized pockets dappled throughout. It’s a design that is continuously reimagined and modernised, yet the basic principles of its design perpetually remain. Like the jacket pictured above by Figue, with its encrusted, bedazzled beading. Or by simply pairing that classic with some billowy palazzo pants for a bohemian and carefree twist.
Because khaki tones are not solely reserved for that of military types. I absolutely adore this hue when used sartorially and I especially revere it in anything to do with a safari adventure. This colour is utterly flattering on any skin tone and has a magical way of being known to effortlessly chameleon from day to night. I love the idea of a skinny cargo pant, like these 7 For All Mankind beauties paired with a simple white shirt. An ideal combination for days spent exploring The Serengeti.
It’s no secret that an accessory can maketh or breaketh an outfit. It can be a docile addition or a flamboyant one. I quite fancy the idea of something bold with references to nature. Be it in the form of acrylic leaves or a more tribal, animal design. Something slightly more exaggerated while seemingly may not be the most practical for open-top Jeep tours. Or for some, glamping with a sky full of stars and pink champagne where such eccentricity certainly calls for it.
And that concludes my safari chic style loves. What do you associate with this trend and love most?
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