the skies cleared, so we’re making hay while the sun is shining. today’s it’s all about safari chic and a gorgeous summer color palette – tan and white. the quintessential safari look first appeared on the scene one hundred and fifty years ago in colonial Kenya. the look was soon adopted by rugged outdoorsmen Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway who loved to hunt big game in africa. soon after hollywood movies Mogambo, Out of Africa, Indiana Jones, and Romancing the Stone had us drooling over khaki twill and far off adventures. in the early eighties banana republic tapped into the safari craze opening their first store doors in the bay area decorated with jeeps and palm fronds. by 1983 they had a thriving catalog business infused with hand-drawn illustrations and travel essays. that’s when gap decided to buy banana republic outright. the brand slowly evolved from its safari origins and military surplus clothes but now and then you can still snag a utility shirt or safari jacket loaded with cargo pockets.
style tip: some reviews on Express suggest to size one size up on the denim. that’s what i did.
all right, gang, let’s get tuesday started!