When you think safari you probably have the idea of a tour guide clad in head to toe khaki and a misfortunate hat, right? Well this year a sexy and modern version of the classic safari look is taking the runways by storm. Think lux leather, structured khaki and bold animal prints. This year Michael Kors, Alberta Ferretti and Donna Karan all showed safari inspired looks on the runway. This look is classic resort style with a wild side and the key to mastering the safari trend is all about color combinations. Mixing tans and creams with rich browns and ashy blacks makes this look natural and organic.

For a resort style vacation outfit we suggest a boho maxi dress with a leaf like black and tan pattern. Pair your dress with nude gladiator sandals and you’ll be looking relaxed and ready for safari. For the work environment we suggest pairing a black pencil skirt with a khaki belted blazer, add sand colored heels and your set. This look is sophisticated enough for the office but still channels the safari color scheme.

Try The Trend Tips

Thinking about taking your wardrobe on safari, well here are a few tips to help you avoid a safari fashion flop.

Avoid khaki hats; even though they may remind you of going on safari, they are better left for Halloween.

For accessories consider bamboo wood bangles, a zebra print belt, gold fashion jewelry or a scarf with a safari inspired print.

Don’t forget about red hues, they mimic the colors of the sun setting and rising, which makes them perfect for the safari trend. Think about adding red accessories, or perhaps a red skirt.