Tatler 10: Perfect Safari Dressing With Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
Like how a safari trip requires extensive planning, so do your outfits. At Tatler, we understand that a jungle-appropriate wardrobe requires ensembles to be practical but with a good sense of style adventure. Here’s where Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2020 collection comes in.
Before you head off into your exotic wilderness getaway, take a trip through Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian Jungle collection and learn how to nail safari dressing that’s bold, vivid and confidently feminine.
Here are 10 trends to include in your sartorially chic adventure.
1/10 Utilitarian suiting
A national park outing isn’t done right if you don’t have a safari suit. For spring/summer 2020, Dolce & Gabbana sent out the classic attire in a bevy of options—pants, skirts and dresses. For all-out practicality, there’s the utilitarian shirt with tapered trousers or balloon shorts. A trench coat mini dress or shirt dress alternatives offer a lady-like spin. And for those who prefer convenience, the jumpsuits will be your go-to pieces.
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2/10 Animal prints
Whatever your animal of choice, go wild with the perennial print that’s just as much of a statement as it is wearable. Our favourite look is the zebra print moto jacket, bralet and high-waisted shorts ensemble—best worn together or separately for extreme wardrobe mileage on your vacay.
3/10 Exotic skins
Nobody dials up the drama (sartorially, of course) better than the design duo. So for spring/summer 2020, exotic skins were elevated in rainbow hues. Go forth boldly in a pair of yellow crocodile trousers or pink snakeskin bermuda shorts with matching accessories from top to toe.
Florals are a recurring favourite every time spring comes around. And while you may be quick to shun away another season of pretty blooms, we reassure you that Dolce & Gabbana’s floral motif is no wallflower. The Anthurium, also known as the flamingo lily, was a vibrant pick that decorated everything from the models’ hair to dresses and sandals.
5/10 Tropical palms
Were Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana inspired by the crazy plant decorating obsession of late? If so, we’re not complaining. What better way to extend one’s love for nature than to wear it too. Presented in a medley of patterns, choose from free-flowing dresses in monstera and palm leaf prints to a lightweight trench coat in jungle prints and hyper-real florals. Put a further summery appeal by piling on the fruits motifs.
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6/10 Acid brights
Go bold this spring with tailored suitings in eye-popping hues that are guaranteed to warm up your mood. Opt for primary colours for day and high octane neons for after dark.
7/10 Natural fibres
Add a natural touch to your already wild wardrobe. Think raw fibres like straw and raffia. A crochet tunic makes the perfect swimwear cover-up, while the bralet and skirt combi woven completely out of raw fibres such as yarn, straw and jute is a fine example of handmade artistry.
After a day out in the reservations, there is no better way to cool off and unwind than back at your lodging’s pool. A ruched one-piece (in either a vibrant shade or print) will be the bathing suit you can take from poolside to lunch or dinner by simply throwing on a printed sarong or a black crochet dress with tropical embroidery. The only effort you’ll need to put in is capturing your #OOTD against the stunning African sunset.
9/10 Scarf dressing
If there is one stylish takeaway from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2020 show, it’s the lesson in scarf dressing. Learn a thing or two on how to turn this versatile accessory into practical headgear worn in various styles to neck wraps and sexy garments tied into dresses, toga and halter tops. Our favourite style trick of all? Adding oomph to a basic bralet by simply tying your scarf of choice over it—finished off with a pretty bow.
Last but not least, accessorise liberally. Mini bags—slung, belted or worn on the wrist—is made for exploring the stunning Savannah landscapes. Straw basket bags, statement-making parrot sunglasses and chunky chain jewellery offer an eclectic finish to an off-kilter look. For maximum impact, the more you pile it on, the better—just how much is up to you.
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