Go on the hunt for an adventurous new look
It’s a jungle out there, so what better way to face it than with the latest trend for urban safari? Borrowed from the latter half of the 1970s, it makes a great wardrobe staple for summer – ultra-wearable, with bold yet simple shapes that fit and flatter without fuss.
Buy me: Elephant Print Mini Dress, £25
The key to nailing the look is in the details – think wide, buttery soft leather belts, patch pockets, zips and rows of tortoiseshell buttons. While sand, camel or khaki all make a good base for any outfit, don’t be afraid of going off-trail. A plain white shirt with wide-leg cropped trousers makes a great alternative to full-on safari, while a utilitarian sleeveless shirt dress with a tie waist oozes expedition cool.
Buy me: Khaki Button Sleeveless Shirt Dress, £29
Layer with accessories to personalise, whether it’s delicate beaded bracelets, bronze bangles, exotic animal prints or tribal-inspired jewellery. Strappy flat sandals work well for hot sunny days, but they aren’t your only option. Try teaming with wedge heels or mules for a retro edge, or a pair of neutral brogues to transition the look to the next season.
Buy me: Straight Leg Jumpsuit, £59
If you’re in the city, an across-the-body bag is great for keeping your essentials close, while country girls could opt for a large shoulder bag to store their kit. Final touches? A broad-brimmed hat and dark-tinted sunnies.
Feeling ready to explore the trend for 1970s safari? Introduce a layer of floral scents to your outfit. Top fashion designer Giles Deacon has teamed up with Bold & Lenor to create a Limited Edition collection of delicious fragrances that add something extra to your look, releasing scents as the fabric moves. Not only that, Bold & Lenor cleans, protects and enhances your clothes so those investment buys will look and feel great all summer long. Choose from Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet.
Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.