The safari trend is taking hold at Fashion Week, and I’m a big supporter for one key reason: it’s a look that’s up to your own interpretation. I’m sure you’d dress differently than me if I told you we were hitting up Serengeti National Park in Tanzania bright and early tomorrow morning. You might plan to take the sporty route, in khaki-colored cargo shorts and sport sandals, and I could go for sharply tailored separates in shades of green, tan, or rust. You can also take the safari trend a bit more literally, topping a utility jumpsuit with a leopard-lined bucket hat. From the streets to the Spring 2020 runways, ladies are going there. Well, not all the way to Tanzania, but you catch my drift.
Irina Shayk exhibited a subtle take on the style at Brandon Maxwell’s show — her wool, camel blazer and olive leather slacks were a natural pairing in just the right color scheme — and on the other end of the spectrum, Kate Spade New York’s collection was literally referred to as a city safari in the presentation notes, and there were oversize, sun-shielding hats at Self-Portrait that might as well have been accessorized with binoculars. The safari trend can be as extreme as you want it to be, though if you want to stay more subdued, you can just invest in a faint zebra print like POPSUGAR’s own Laura Lajiness, who channeled her safari vibes in Ulla Johnson.
Below, immerse yourself in the fashion safari, then shop for some pieces that will actually take you there. Again, not all the way to Tanzania. My gosh, you’re so gullible.