Trend Report: Spring Safari

Celebrate the forthcoming warm weather with a fashion safari to your nearest mall: It’s time to update your look with a jungle edge!  Any girl can look like a seasoned  adventurer with the addition of a few key pieces to her wardrobe.

A comfy shirtdress with utilitarian accents like Gap’s Khaki Drawstring Shirtdress ($59.50) looks great paired with glam wedges like the Misteryy sandals by Steve Madden ($129.95). Layer on J. Crew’s Twill Bomber Jacket in Fatigue ($128) for an added dose of safari chic.

For a stylish outfit that’s extra laidback, you can’t beat the pairing of Gap’s safari-ready Sun-washed Camp Shirt ($39.99) with the distressed Bayla Bleached Skinny Jean from Aeropostale ($24.75). For a touch of the wildlife, consider J. Crew’s sophisticated Vintage Zebra-Stripe Mini ($68) or the tribal Urban Renewal Peplum Gauze Snap Dress ($58) from Urban Outfitters.

Part of this simple and chic trend is the muted earth tones. They act as a great canvas for piling on exotic, colorful jewelry. Choose chunky and bold items like the Modern Boho Bib Necklace ($28) and Boho Statement Bangles ($24), both from Urban Outfitters. Try layering two necklaces of varying sizes, like red Latika Beaded Necklace ($7.80) with the Elephant Charmer Necklace ($4.80), both from Forever21.

You don’t have to travel far this spring to look like you’ve been on a wild adventure!

By Ali Straka, University of Missouri

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