Yep, guess what? Leopard prints aren't going anywhere! For those who know me well, I have been rockin' this print since the 90's! I might even be able to dig up that old outfit from college that, to this very day, still get "razzed" about...you know who you are! I remember the first safari print I purchased myself....it was from Cato back in 1994...does anyone remember that store? Am I dating myself? Well, I am choosing to call this Spring 2012 trend "Luxe Safari". It sounds so much more sophisticated.
For those of you who are a little timid by the word "Safari Print"; let me ease your mind. You don't have to rock a head-to-toe leopard get-up to be in style this Spring. A little pop here-and-there...you will be good to go!
Think animal print fabric, snake skin pumps, stacks of gold bracelets, and a some aviators and you will be well on your way as a globe trotting explorer! Like always....K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Sister!
Some colors to keep in mind when putting this look together are earth tones - green, orange, mild purple, gold, copper, tan and of course black.
Other hints of safari to consider in your wardrobe are leopard shoes (they are everywhere), a scarf, a thin belt, bangle bracelets or even a clutch.
I put together the outfit below. I wanted one piece to pop (insert orange pants) and keep everything else neutral while highlighting the Tarzan and Jane in me.
Luxe Safari by because-shanna-said-so featuring a double breasted jacket
I have included some pieces from my closet to show you how you can be "Queen of Your Own Jungle". Please excuse my photography....my hobby is fashion...not taking pictures. Cheers!
|Orange & Black - Great with black leggings and riding boots|
|Bangles with safari intertwined & some orange & turquoise|
|Not all safari has to be brown & black!|
|Snake skin dress from Old Navy|
|My bargain find - Payless - love these wedges|
|Fun little cropped cardigan - wonderful work wear!|
|Infinity Scarf - Express - goes with anything!|