Our Top 5 Safari Style Heroes Show Us How To Nail Desert Dressing: Shopping Fix

08 July 2014 by

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1. Kristen Scott-Thomas in The English Patient

Hickman & Bousfield Shorts

[a target="_blank" href="https://www.hickmanandbousfield.com/Womens-safari-clothing/Trousers%20and%20Shorts?product_id=122">£145 [/a]

Khaki Ankle Boots - Rag & Bone

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.matchesfashion.com/product/201081">£370 at MATCHESFASHION.com[/a]

Unstructured Jacket - Zara

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.zara.com/uk/en/collection-aw14/woman/outerwear/unstructured-jacket-c269184p2035550.html">£69.99[/a]

Cotton Skirt - Mango

[a target="_blank" href="http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/women/new-collection/skirt-belt/?id=33070373_ND&n=1&s=nuevo&ident=0__0_1404124782019&ts=1404124782019">£34.99[/a]

Linen Shirt - Uniqlo

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086571">£19.90[/a]

Suede Cowboy Boot - Luchesse

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Designers/Lucchese">£810 at Net-a-Porter[/a]

Calico Shirt Dress - Topshop Boutique

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/new-in-this-week-2169932/new-in-this-week-493/calico-shirt-dress-by-boutique-3114141?bi=1&ps=200">£55[/a]

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2. Carine Roitfeld

Knitted Dress - Cos

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Shop/Women/Dresses/Contrast_knit_dress/46881-16607486.1#c-24479">£69[/a]

White Panama - Sensi Studio

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/486236">£108 at Net-a-Porter[/a]

Suede Dicker Boots - Isabel Marant

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/409157">£360 at Net-a-Porter[/a]

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3. Kim Kardashian in three shades of safari

Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt - Frame Denim

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/454941">£215 at Net-a-Porter[/a]

Skinny Cotton Top - Balmain

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/long-sleeve-henley-top/balmain/000000000004124144?p=4124144">£450 at Harrods.com[/a]

Leopard Bootie - Marni

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.luisaviaroma.com/index.aspx#ItemSrv.ashx|SeasonId=60I&CollectionId=81K&ItemId=9&SeasonMemoCode=actual&GenderMemoCode=women&CategoryId=&SubLineId=shoes&PID=3021243&AID=10809740&utm_source=CommissionJunction">£560 at Luisa Via Roma[/a]

Suede A-Line Skirt - Topshop

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=suede+skirt&storeId=12556&productId=15481615&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057">£95[/a]

4. Meryl Streep in Out of Africa

Linen Shawl - Claudio Cutuli

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10428634.aspx">£100 at Farfetch[/a]

Linen Top - Zimmerman

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/204977">£240 at MATCHESFASHION.com[/a]

Lace-Up Tan Sandals - Ancient Greek Sandals

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.ancient-greek-sandals.com/women/alcyone.html?pid=5547">£125[/a]

Linen Ticking Shirt - Hickman & Bousfield

[a target="_blank" href="https://www.hickmanandbousfield.com/Womens-safari-clothing/Womens-safari-shirts?product_id=129#.U7wAmtiN6So">£110[/a]

Cape - Ralph Lauren Blue Label

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/serape-linen-blend-wrap/ralph-lauren-blue-label/000000000003860524">£620 at Harrods.com[/a]

Floppy-Brim Fedora - Rag & Bone

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/Categories/Shop-Accessories/Hats-gloves/Floppy-brim-fedora-hat_236-3001826-W245129AC/?previewAttribute=Natural+blend">£165 at Selfridges[/a]

Suede and Leather Ankle Boots - Acne

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.shoescribe.com/gb/women/ankle-boots_cod44608296ub.html">£210 at Shoescribe[/a]

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5. Rihanna

Feathered Felt Skirt - Marni

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.luisaviaroma.com/index.aspx#ItemSrv.ashx|SeasonId=60I&CollectionId=1KI&ItemId=42&SeasonMemoCode=actual&GenderMemoCode=women&CategoryId=&SubLineId=clothing&PID=3021243&AID=10809740&utm_source=CommissionJunction">£1560 at Luisa Via Roma[/a]

Gold Frame Aviators - Ray Ban

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.shadestation.co.uk/Ray-Ban-Sunglasses-RB3513-149-13-58.html">£121 at ShadeStation[/a]

Fringed Linen Top - Samuji

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/whats-new/ecru-white-rooibos-cropped-top-31001.html">£215 at Avenue32[/a]

Satin Sneakers - Man Repeller x Superga

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.superga.co.uk/item/Brand_Superga2750Satinw_442_0_1061_5.html">£80[/a]

Felt Fedora - Larose

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.monnierfreres.co.uk/gbuk/hats-et-gloves/hats/fedora-hat_p21491039.html">£186 at Monnier Freres[/a]

Parka - Asos

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.asos.com/asos/asos-festival-drape-parka/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3682385&clr=Khaki&SearchQuery=parkas+khaki">£65[/a]

Safari chic textures have been pounding the pavements over these last summer months. Cast your mind’s eye back to the desert heroines of Hollywood – Meryl Streep in Out of Africa and Kristen Scott-Thomas in The English Patient - for a lesson in inimitable casual cool. These leading ladies showed us that the class of this summer look is all in the cut of the fabrics: thick count cottons, richly woven linens, super-fine suede in a rainbow of natural hues like moss green, sand and rust.

Our favourite fashionables of the A-list have been showing us how to nail it now – urban combat style. And whilst Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Parisian editrix Carine Roitfeld tick all the jeep ridin’ boxes: khaki, belting and suede, their ensembles are still proof that this look favours quality over quantity. Carine’s belted green crop jacket is simple but solid adding an expensive touch to simple black outfit. Kim’s looks meanwhile (has she been taking tips from her buddy Carine?), favours fabric and silhouette over bells, buckles and whistles. Her clean-lined camel coloured suede dress oozes luxury as does a simple belted satin pencil skirt in military green, worn on a different day. Rihanna can urbanise just about anything - and her khaki jumpsuit is no exception - but the cool factor lies in the boyish slouch of heavy cotton. Genius lies in the detail ladies and gentleman…

Make your safari-chic choices based on the soft, sensuousness of fabrics and the density of the colour palette – the more natural the better – and you will be well on track to desert desirability, in the most clean and classic of daywear. Click through our gallery for some safari-style shopping inspiration...


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