Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's A Jungle Out There: Safari Trend

As you can tell, the safari trend is all about natural nudes. Safari blends well with tribal, bright colors, however, which you can get a peek of in the image I took of the MARC sleeveless jacket.

This is the last post in the safari trend, focusing on the sleeveless safari jacket. This is a great summer piece because it is a light fabric and would be nice and cool.

I recommend pairing it with white shorts, I like these cuffed ones that are an appropriate length - do NOT wear short-shorts with these, please, I beg of you.

Belt the safari jacket to give it some shape, and wear a natural looking leather bracelet. I love this one from Juicy Couture with a hint of prep to it. Make your legs look great with high, natural colored espadrilles, and you are ready for the summer! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's A Jungle Out There: Safari Trend

I am obsessed with this skirt from Jones New York. I saw it in a magazine and thought, "so cute!" then saw the price and thought, "DONE!" It is a great piece for the price. Pencil skirts are very flattering, and honestly, $99 is about how much I am willing to spend on a passing trend. So once I saw this skirt my next thought was, of course, what do I wear this with? 

I would wear it with a great swingy, boxy sweater. Whenever I do tight on one part of the body (like with this pencil skirt) I like to go loose on the other part (boxy sweater). It is flattering and appropriate. I love this light sweather in a matching neutral from MICHAEL Michael Kors. I can also see that sweater with white shorts or jeans. Underneath the sweater wear a simple white tank underpiece.

Wear some great accessories with this, like a wooden bead necklace - love the one glittery accent - and snakeskin shoes that don't have a pattern, just a texture, in basic nude. You're ready for the urban or corporate jungle.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's A Jungle Out There: Safari Trend

Boy, oh boy. I have been SUCH a slacker on this. These last four weeks have been the busiest of my life. Between extra-curricular activities, midterms and day-to-day school work and life, the blog has DEFINITELY been the thing that I let slip. Well, here is my return to the blogging scene. And it is starting with a major trend we are seeing for spring/summer: safari! Here is a way to wear a safari print short:

Safari printed shorts are super cute and fun. I love the little pleat at the top of the short that gives them a bit more volume - more flattering to the non-model sizes.

Wear a basic tee on top, black would work, but I quite like this bone color to play off the browns and peaches in the shorts.

There is some great tribal and safari inspired jewelry out there right now, and I could not be more obsessed with this necklace. I love the mix of the metal and wood links with the stones - it is so cool and mixed media. I also love this color and theme complementing bangle. 

Finally, subtly mix prints with these snakeskin sandals. The small print on the shoe won't pick up as clashing with the shorts, so embrace the mix.