TRAVEL, FASHION

Out of Africa: Safari Packing Inspiration

August 1, 2017
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One month from today we’re heading to the Masai Mara in Kenya for our first Safari. I remember watching The Lion King when I was just a little girl and being completely captivated. The opening scene where all the animals come together at Pride Rock for the reveal of baby Simba gives me goosebumps to this day. And I would be lying if I didn’t admit our upcoming trip to the Mara still doesn’t feel real. Going on Safari has always felt a little bit out of reach, and it wasn’t until doing some pretty serious research that all the pieces fell into place. Which just goes to show that nothing is impossible if you really put your mind to it!

The Mara has a pretty temperate climate, with September falling at the end of the dry “winter” season. Early morning game drives begin a bit chilly and quickly warm up with the arrival of the sun. Daytime sees temperature suitable for shorts and even a swim or sun lounging in your time between game drives. And once the sun sets and night falls over the savanna, a bit of a chill returns to the air. Easy natural fabrics in neutral colors work great for layering during the day. And I love a good midi wrap dress with sleeves for temperatures that aren’t quite warm but aren’t quite cold eitherβ€”perfect for enjoying those iconic safari sundowner cocktails.

EARLY GAME DRIVE IN HOPES TO SPOT THE BIG FIVE

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White Corset Top (similar) | Aritzia

Oversized Chinos (similar) | Mango

Button Front Tank Top (similar) | Reformation

Ruffle One Shoulder Top | Isabel Marant

Tie Front Chinos | Zara

Black Flats | Solillas

Khaki Shorts | Isabel Marant Etoile (similar)

Black Star Bandana | Madewell

Silk Tie Top | Realisation Par

White Buttondown | H&M

Green Paperbag Pants | Current Elliott

Scarf | Mango

Tan Leather Slides | Palmaira de Menorca


RELAXING AROUND CAMP BETWEEN DRIVES WITH A GOOD BOOK

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Striped Linen Pants + White Linen Top (first picture) | Faithfull Tomas Pant and Suns Out Top

Woven Slides | St. Agni

Black Sandals | Posse

Striped Linen Pants | MangoΒ (similar)

Straw Panama Hat | Lack of Color

Black Swimsuit | Marysia top and bottom

White Linen Shirt | Mango


SUNDOWNER COCKTAILS OVERLOOKING THE SAVANNA AT DUSK

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Polka Dot Dress | Realisation ParΒ (similar here) (and here)

Linen Dress | Reformation

Tan Slides | Saint Laurent (similar here)

Tortoise Hoops | J. Crew

Bag | Simon Miller (similar here)

Red Tassel Earrings | Mango

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