How to wear: The Safari Inspired Trend

Usually my trend reports are inspired by high end designer collections that I have spied in catwalk shows, but this blog post has actually been inspired by the SS15 collection I have been eyeing at Warehouse!

So, what can you exactly expect to see from this trend?

Colours to look out for:
Ranging from beige and khaki green  for that traditional safari vibe to vibrant oranges and greens in the form of bold prints, this trend really does have a colour spectrum for everyone!

Pampas Leaf Cocoon Dress

It’s all in the details:

Fringing and tassels are seen adorning sandals, handbags and even dresses and kimonos whilst even loose cotton shorts are seen with cute little pom poms attached to the hem!
Even the fabrics echo cool safari vibes- thick fabric shopper bags are embroidered with bright ethnic prints, and as part of their holiday shop collection Warehouse have an amazing range of loose fitting cotton dresses, shorts and even wide leg trousers!

TILE PRINT SHORTS

Styles to grab now:

A part from a few mentioned above, I am absolutely loving the gypsy dress- off the shoulder, with an air of both cool and casual in light cotton materials screams safari, or at least for most of us a nice sunny holiday abroad. But let’s be honest, I’ll be wearing mine everywhere- I love dresses that can double as day and night attire.. (I will just have to wait until pay day). If you don’t fancy a dress though, why not get yourself an off the shoulder, boho style tee instead? And not forgetting the fringed kimono and poncho that have returned for another season!

Fringed Gypsy Dress


The prints:

We’ve seen how amazing just the plain brights and neutrals can look, but if you aren’t afraid of a little print then this trend is the perfect way to update your wardrobe. Think oversized African Florals for the more bold efforts, or for a more subtle approach why not try paisley or Aztec?

African Floral Midi Dress

Don’t forget to accessorize: 

I’ve mentioned the beautifully embroidered selection of fabric handbags, but what about jewellery? I accept that maybe it isn’t the most practical for a real safari trek- but we are probably just playing pretend when we try out this trend. So when on the hunt for some new jewellery this Summer, why not think about layering a few necklaces together? Or if you want something a bit louder, why not try something new with chunkier ethnic bracelets, even fabric bracelets are a great alternative!

MULTI WRAP BRACELET

All White Everything

White is always an amazing colour to have in your Spring/Summer wardrobe. Its crisp, bright, goes with everything and adds that little bit of class. But this season a new type of white has appeared; Head to Toe.

ImageVera Wang, 2013

I have had my eye on a head to toe all white ensemble for a very long to time. Am I gutsy enough to actually go ahead and buy one? As of yet, no. But I’ve come to realise that this trend is not actually as scary as it looks, which is why I think I might be braving it this Summer. There are so many different ways to wear this trend that no-one has an excuse to shy away! Still not inspired? Read on to see how you can wear it this summer.

WHITE ON WHITE

Feeling brave? Team white with even more white: Image

KEEPING IT NEUTRAL

Still not feeling brave enough? Try teaming an all white outfit with some off white shades like cream or go darker with tan accessories to contrast against the striking white head to toe look.

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COLOUR POP

Be very careful with this one, you want to uphold the class of the all white look, so don’t go too crazy with bright colours. You could accent the white with a gorgeous teal colour in the form of a clutch bag, a chunky jewelled necklace or even some strappy sandals.

ImageOkay, so Kim K has made some questionable style choices over the last few months (being pregnant and all that) but the above is a perfect example of adding a pop of colour to an all white outfit. And a bright sunny yellow is bang on trend this season. Why not take on two trends in one go?

MAKE IT MONOCHROME

Black and white together will always be a perfect match so if you aren’t feeling quite so brave you can always add black accents to the outfit. I recommend taking inspiration from Moschino’s SS13 collection- the perfect amount of black that maintains that all white look with an added twist.

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(Okay, so I wouldn’t recommend the hat.. but the rest is perfection!)