If you’ll recall last week’s post on the Spring trend 2012 - pretty pastels and buoyant fabrics - hitting fashion spreads, runways, and department stores the world over, you might be surprised to learn that quite an opposite trend has also taken hold for Spring and Summer 2012.
While this might conjure up images of big game hunting and the requisite faded black and white photos that go along with it, there’s a way to pull this look off in a way that’s chic, feminine, and modern. And you certainly don’t need experience in the Sahara or the Congo to do it justice—channel the swanky desert-chic of Kristen Scott Thomas in The English Patient, and you’ll be well on your way. This look is all about mixing materials.
The four items you’ll definitely need in your wardrobe are a high-quality white or light blue cotton shirt, a slim-legged pair of khakis, a sturdy shirt-dress in a neutral color, and a wide leather belt—from there, anything is possible.
During the day, be sure to sport a wide-brimmed hat, a pair of aviator glasses, and, for a bit of edge, try a knee-high duo of gladiator sandals. And, in the sunlight or shade alike, Sivani’s long leather necklaces look seductively rugged with an open cotton blouse.
For the transition to evening, Sivani’s leather necklace with copper and amethyst provides a subtle infusion of natural color. Throw on a leather jacket and tie a silky, animal-print scarf around your neck to lend your look a while touch. Voila, you have pulled off one of the hottest Spring trends for 2012 - the Safari look!