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Follow the safari trend

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Safari fashions and accessories

The safari trend isn't about all about khaki pants and drab hats. This season do the safari trend right by adding wonderful safari-inspired fashions and accessories to your wardrobe, from animal-print bags and shoes to African jewelry.
Safari shirtdress

Start out with a central piece like a safari jacket or dress and then build around it. This Diane von Furstenberg safari shirtdress is a good example. It features elements of safari style with a feminine silhouette.

Animal print handbags

Animal print or snakeskin handbags are essential to the safari look. A leopard print clutch, giraffe pattern tote or other animal print bag can be your statement piece.

Safari handbags


Luxury choice

Yves Saint Laurent leopard print swing bag

This YSL bag features leopard print calf leather with white trim. The classy shape adds a touch of femininity. This bag is priced at $2,295.

Bargain buy

Giraffe print shopper tote

This big shopper bag stands out with its bold giraffe print and red trim. Though it's big on room, it's not big on price. This bag is under $50 from Baghaus.

Aviator sunglasses

Round-lens or aviator sunglasses add a touch of glamour and safari style. If you are going to wear these sunglasses often, go ahead and splurge.

Aviator sunglasses


Luxury choice

Giorgio Armani metal aviator sunglasses

These chic sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and crystal details for a little glamour. Get them at Nordstorm for $595.

Bargain buy

Michael Kors classic metal aviators

For $180, you can get these sleek metal aviator sunglasses by Michael Kors. Order these now from Nordstrom in chrome, dark gunmetal or metallic gold.

Safari-inspired jewelry

African beaded necklaces, animal print enamel bangles, elephant jewelry and tribal pieces all make up the safari jewelry trend.

Safari jewelry


Luxury choice

Kazuri sultan necklace

This bold blue necklace is created from ceramic beads made in Kenya. The bright color provides a great contrast to the neutral shades normally used in safari fashions. It's priced at $250.

Bargain buy

Modern safari bangle

This brown bangle bracelet is just $29 from Banana Republic. Add a stack of bangles to accessorize your safari look.

Safari-inspired sandals

Animal prints, tribal patterns and soft neutrals are all suitable for this look. Look for shoes that coordinate with the rest of your tribal accessories.

Safari sandals


Luxury choice

Manolo Blahnik ankle-wrap leopard sandal

These gorgeous sandals are a high-end choice at $745. These beautiful sandals feature a leopard print with brown patent trim. Get these leopard sandals at Bergdorf Goodman.

Bargain buy

Franco Sarto delta sandal

These gladiator-inspired high heel sandals also work well with the safari look. The brown color fits right in. Get these cute sandals at Nordstrom for under $100.

Wide-brimmed hats

Top of your look with a wide-brimmed hat. Not only are they stylish but they also provide essential sun protection.

Safari hats


Luxury choice

Helen Kaminski linen hat

This linen sun hat comes in three neutral colors and features a thin leather hat band. You can find this hat at Nordstrom for $145.

Bargain buy

Giraffe-print cotton hat

This fun hat is 100% cotton and reverses to solid cream, so you get two very wearable looks in one piece. Get this cotton hat at Banana Republic for $52.

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