February 10, 2010

Runway to Real Life: Safari Style

Each spring, the “Safari” look comes back as a key trend. And each year, it’s slightly different than the year before.

This year’s Safari style is a little less structured and a little more relaxed, with a hint of military-inspired detail. Key items include the trench coat, shirtdress, safari jacket and cargo pants.

What’s great about this look is that it’s very “wear now” … It’s warm enough to wear at the end of winter, but has a fresh “new” look that we’re all craving right about now.

If you’re looking for a splurge, check out the new safari-inspired looks by designer MaxMara (visit style.com to see the runway show). For the luxe silk and linen look shown above, expect to dish out between $1,500-$2,000 (guess-timated).

Of course, if you’re looking for a steal, check out the soft twill version from metrostyle. The blazer ($35) and cargo pants ($30) will be available for purchase beginning 2/22/10.

By: Bren B