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  • Jodie Mae

City Safari

I love to travel, and luckily I've had the opportunity to experience quite a few places in my life so far. But somewhere and something that has been sitting patiently on my bucket list for sometime is to go on an African safari. Imagine how amazing it would be to witness wildlife in it's natural habitat just metres away from you - giraffes running freely, hippos bathing in the rivers, herds of elephants slowly walking through the reeds and lions with their cubs surrounded by lush African plains. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience every traveller should live. Admittedly though, I don't look forward to the snakes (one of my biggest life fears) or all the flies!! But that's the thrill of any adventure right, facing your fears and stepping out of your comfort zone. Hopefully my dream will become a reality soon, until then I'll stick to the concrete jungle...plenty of 'wild' in the city if you know what I mean!

Safari style has been trending the fashion world since the late 60's to the early 70's. It was Yves Saint Laurent who firmly brought this style into focus when he showcased an African theme runway show in 1966. Suddenly a look that was traditionally favoured for its functionality over its fashion credentials was dominating top print publications across the globe. Today, after five decades, the trend continues to make its mark, recurring time after time. Evolving as a fashion must but staying true to its original inspiration thanks to its timeless elegance, utilitarian character and sensual detailing. Originally adopted for their ability to blend into natural surroundings, earthy neutral tones and natural textures remain key to the look. Beige, cream, khaki, brown and tan are the go to hues when it comes to a safari style.

Combining trend-focused designs such as this relaxed fitting, forest green paper bag waist shorts and this gorgeous beige linen trench with a wear-anywhere sensibility, such as this soft ribbed tank, my look throughout this photo story is an approachable way to embrace the safari style. The tan bamboo clutch adds depth to the outfit and the fringed open-toe mule allows me to achieve a head-to-toe safari style. Looking back at my outfit now, a silk scarf perhaps, in a dusty red like this one here from 66 The Label, around my neck or tied to my bag would have amplified my look adding a touch of colour and sophistication that translates well to the city. Spring is here and summer is closing in. Nothing fits the warm weather better than this cool style!

Jessica Sepel, who is an adored Australian nutritionist and travel expert wrote a piece on her blog which was shared on Vogue AU digital last year about her safari journey. After reading this piece, I was left even more inspired to take on this journey myself. Especially where she writes "I can't explain how amazing it is to be in the middle of the African desert - surrounded by nature, the sounds of animals - being so far away from the chaos of the world. For the first time in a long time I felt a sense of peace, calmness and a deep connection with the world around me." Click here to read the full article.

Have you been on an African safari? I would love to hear your stories or any upcoming trips you have or places you would love to travel to. Please share in the comment section below. As always, thank you so much for reading! xoxo


Top: Viktoria & Woods; Bottom: Viktoria & Woods, or similar; Linen Trench: Lunar and Storm, or similar;


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