Are All Safari Clothes Ugly?


When I think of safari clothes, my mind automatically goes to tan colors and khakis.  Not appealing, whatsoever.  As you are reading this, I am on a safari in Tanzania and I am not wearing khakis.  There is better stuff out there, it just takes a little more looking.  I’m not in love with these outfits, but they will do the job.  If you are in need of clothing to explore the outdoors, read on.

I have two outfits to share with you today.


Outfit Numero Uno


My chambray button down shirt is from Athleta.  I love that there are big slits on the sides so you can tie it in the front, but leave it hanging in the back.  You can have some freedom in how you want to style it.  I popped a pale pink, lace bandeau under it for a peek a boo effect even though you can’t see it in the picture.  My pants are from Athleta as well.  They have a blue striping pattern and are super lightweight, comfy, and dry quickly.  My brown baseball cap is from Urban Outfitters and my matte black sunglasses with blue reflective lenses are from Francesca’s.


Outfit Numero Dos

I wore the same hat and sunglasses because you just have to keep that face protected!  My black high neck tie front shirt is from Nollie.  I paired it with a navy military jacket from Athleta.  It has a nice jersey inner lining to keep you warm and a bunch of pockets to hold whatever I need.  It is also wind and water resistant because you never know what weather you will hit.  For bottoms, I chose olive jogger pants, also from Athleta.


For safaris, there are quite a lot of things to keep in mind when purchasing clothing.  You want it to be wind and water resistant.  You want to be able to layer because it will be hot during the day, but colder at night.  Bright colors can scare the animals, but black and navy can attract a type of fly that bites.  In general, you want to stay covered in lightweight materials.  You also want things that dry fast and are easy to wash.   I know I occasionally broke those guidelines, but sometimes fashion is not comfort!



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*All photo credit goes to Jasmine Hwang*

*Featured image was directed by Hans Hwang*

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