It’s been 30 years since Yves Saint Laurent debuted the safari suit on the runway, but designers are still as infatuated with this hunting ensemble. And now, it’s no longer reserved for vacays in Africa. This season, Michael Kors sexed it up with a cap-sleeved, fitted jacket and shorts, while Hermès went with a baggier silhouette. We show you how to take this versatile classic from your desk to dinner.
Have some fun with the classic button-down shirt; pick one with an animal print to go with the safari theme of the suit. Tone it down with flat sandals and a structured bag to show you mean business.
Printed silk shirt, Rs 19,900, Marc Cain. Printed linen jacket, Rs 22,000, linen trousers, Rs 8,800; both Sneha Arora. Leather sandals, Rs 3,800, Fathom Customs by Puja Duggal. Metal frame sunglasses, price on request, Tod’s. Leather clutch, Rs 61,400, Michael Kors. Gold plated metal ring, Rs 4,800, Eina Ahluwalia
Photographs: Sushant Chhabria; Styling: Nidhi Jacob and Akanksha Kamath; Make-Up and Hair: Sunita Brace; Model: Anna/Anima Creative Management; Assisted By: Shubham Jain (Styling), Maleka (Hair)
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Check out our selection of flat sandals and other summer-ready footwear.
Gold plated brass cuff, Rs 4,600, Prerto
Floral print bralet, Rs 2,800, Topshop
Strappy stilettos, price on request, Jimmy Choo
Ditch the shirt and slip into a bralet, to take the suit for a night out on the town. Metal accessories and sexy, strappy sandals complete the look.
Cotton bralet, Rs 4,000, Namrata Joshipura. Printed linen jacket, Rs 22,000, linen trousers, Rs 8,800; both Sneha Arora. Strappy leather heels, Rs 75,000, Christian Louboutin. Metal necklace with pearls, Rs 1,500, BooBooStyle for Nishka Lulla. Metal and stone necklace, Rs 4,500, Boho Gypsy at Second Floor Studio. ‘Slake Band Zebra’ bracelet, Rs 5,080, Swarovski. Leather bracelet, Rs 59,500, Hermès
Nude structured bag, Rs 3,790, Zara
Leather sandals, Rs 36,700, Fendi
Round frame sunglasses, price on request, Chloé