I’ve probably owned about 6 Safari style dresses in my life starting with a cute brown one with a matching belt that my mom bought me in grade 3, right up to a tan Torch Burch shirtdress I’m wearing in this photo here which was taken a few years ago.
I’ve had Safari dresses in linen, cotton and silk. I’ve had them in colors like tan, orange, and white. I’ve had them with buttons, zippers, rope belts, leather belts, and in mini and maxi lengths.
Why do I keep on going back to this same fashion look?…Because it works. It’s crisp and fresh like a classic trenchcoat, the shirtdress style suits my body and it’s so easy and comfy to wear. This summer the Safari dress is as popular as ever – How do you wear it? Details – Look for dresses with
- Roll tab sleeves for a sporty look
- Antiqued brass buttons
- Sporty zippers for a modern update on this look
- Neutrals like taupe, tan, brown, olive, black, white
- Navy is a soft version of black and look great over 40
- Sporty colors like orange and gold can work too
- If a safari dress you like is too short, wear it with black leggings.
- A natural wedge in rope or cork is a natural fit for Safari Style
- Strappy sandals with chunky high heels work with the safari vibe
- Flat gladiator sandals in brown, tan or gold are perfect too is you prefer no heel.
- Nothing formal. Soft and slouchy is good or a casual, sporty tote
- A cross shoulder strap also works
- This is the perfect dress for a backpack style bag
- Leather or canvas looks right with this jungle adventurer style
- Statement necklaces that look tribal – big stones, rough metallic finish
- Dangly earrings with rough, imperfect colored beads and hammered metals
- Chunky and ethnic style metal cuffs and rope bracelets
Dresses like this are just one type of safari clothes. There are many more wardrobe pieces you can combine to create this look. Check out these safari inspired outfits.