Resort Wear for Less: Go Wild on Vacation with Safari-Style Fashion
By Katrina Caspelich
Safari-Style Fashion Must-Haves for Spring: Beach Vacation Not Included!
Escape the cold this season by taking a walk on the wild side with your resort wear. Travel in style sporting one of spring’s hottest trends—safari—seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Nicole Miller. Whether you’re sitting surfside at your Venice Beach hotel, relaxing at a resort in Tuscany, or just getting a jump on shopping the spring fashion trends, channel your inner animal with our safari-style fashion picks. Go natural with a pair of wooden sunglasses and a straw bag, or go all-out in a snakeskin-print bikini and embellished sandals. The safari-style trend transitions easily from day to night. Read: More looks, pack less. And with budget-friendly pieces starting at $12.99, you can shop for your trip and still have money to take one!
Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 7 Resort Wear Beach-Chic Must-Haves
1. Safari-Style Beachwear Starts with the Swimsuit
Start your safari style making waves in this taupe and white python-print bikini with bead embellishments. The Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Top and Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Briefs, $82 each, are sold separately, so you get the best bathing suit for your body type.
2. Better than a Safari Jacket, the Beachwear Cover-Up
Cover up your bikini body with this Splendid Signature Cover Up, $97. The stylish V-neck cotton tunic has a fold-over collar, tie detail, elastic drop waist, and adjustable sleeves.
3. Get Covered with a Safari Hat
Shield your face from the sun without hiding inside. This tan Mossimo Straw Fedora has the natural look of the safari spring fashion trend seen on the runways at NY Fashion Week. But for $12.99, you’ll feel like you’re getting designer clothes for less.
4. Safari Resort Wear Requires Safari-Style Sunglasses
Lady Gaga sunglasses couldn’t make you look funkier or more on trend for the safari look than these Chilli Beans Wood & Blue CR-39 UV400 Sunglasses for $68. Add this pair of unique sunglasses to your safari resort look for day.
5. Bag It, Safari-Style
Hold your safari look together with this Raffia Crochet Tote, $62, in Tobacco. The straw bag with leather detailing is big enough to carry all of your warm-weather necessities, be it beach chic or cool-by-the-pool.
6. Resort Wear for Women Means Shoes: Safari-Style, of Course!
OK, so they may not be your idea of safari footwear, but we bet if Nicky Hilton went on safari, she’d rock these Juicy Couture Hermosa Sandals, $88. In the safari-trend-look handbook (read: this article), there is a clause requiring at least 1 glitter must-have. Our website, our rules! Kick back in these sparkly translucent jelly sandals, both water-resistant and adjustable.
7. Finish with Safari Style!
No aspect of your safari-trend resort wear for day should be overlooked. Set a backdrop for your safari chic and lounge in style and comfort with Trina Turk’s plush, oversized Tiger Leaf Towel, $68, perfect for pool or beach.
Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 5 Resort Wear Day-to-Night Must-Haves
1. Better than a Beach Dress
Go from day to night with ease in this H&M Layered Safari Maxi Dress, $79.95. Comfort and style make this printed, layered maxi dress the perfect piece of resort wear.
2. Shoes, Safari-Style
Did someone say the magic word? Oh yes! Shoes! Add pizzazz to your tootsies sporting these Jessica Simpson Shoes Ceal Sandals in Champagne, $79. These adjustable leather sandals with hardware detail transition easily from day to night.
3. Jewelry Gets with the Safari Trend
A little costume jewelry goes a long way with resort wear. Sport these safari-trend-friendly Bauble Bar Eye of the Tiger Drops, $34. These earrings feature a bold tiger eye-bead on a thin gold-tone wire with a small brown Swarovski crystal.
4. Dress Up Resort Wear
Show off your exceptional safari style sense with this H&M Tortoise Shell and Stone Bracelet, $19.95. This bold statement piece works with any resort wear wardrobe.
5. Don’t Forget Handbags!
Your hunt for safari style ends with this killer Nine West Hey Jute Foldover Clutch, $65. This woven clutch accented with patent details, zip closure, and magnetic snap, has as much style as any celebrity handbag.
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