Welcome to the Jungle

Written by Zoe Brown

The hunter and the hunted. This is the theme for spring trends, encompassing the two opposing sides of the safari experience. In storefronts, on the streets, and on the runway, everyone is going wild for this trend.

The two components of the safari look can be worn separately or together. Olive green paper bag pants fit the look of the hunter while a cheetah print romper fits the look of the hunted. However, the two can intertwine. Pair a zebra print romper with tie-front shorts. Or try a button-up jumpsuit with cheetah print mules.

The safari style can be worn for work or for play, for night or for day. For the hunted, an all-over animal print look is perfect for a night on the town. It’s adventurous, eye-catching, and makes a statement. Cheetah print may be the most classic animal print but a subtle zebra or snake print can be just as bold.

For the hunter, colors like olive green, beige, and brown are essential. These lighter tones are perfect for spring. They’re like a breath of fresh air after enduring the dark, black winter. These classic colors are easily worn in the day. For spring, lightweight linen fabrics bring movement to the look and free the body from the heavy confines of thick winter wear. Mid-length skirts, dresses, pants, and jumpsuits are all the rage for spring. The calf-grazing crop allows for a seamless transition into spring and can be worn into the summer months. Elevate the look of the hunter by incorporating metallic accessories like hoop earrings, a cuff bracelet or statement belt. The juxtaposition of metal against linen anchors the look and gives the outfit balance.

Worn together or separately, the safari trend is wearable for any occasion. Whether you feel traditional, bold or adventurous, this trend is for you. Welcome to the jungle.

Zoe Brown