25 October 2019

I’m all about personal style. If YOU love it, wear it, and don’t worry about what the trends are doing.

But we are often influenced in subtle ways to add a trend to our everyday wardrobe, and that’s okay! It adds some sort of currency, and an updated feel to our look.

We see images, prints, shapes and fabrics that are inspired by the currents trends, but the beauty of choice is that we do get to wear it our own way.

A woman standing in the desert wearing a black dress - her own personal style!


So I’ve been inspired by our fabulous “Wear it Your Way” competition we’re running here at Sylvia Park, and I wanted to show you how you can work “Urban Safari” your way.

It might just be a colour that you like, or a button detail. Prints are strong this season, so have fun with them!

I wanted to share three of my expert tips to help you nail the Urban Safari look, along with some of my favourite pieces from Sylvia Park.

  1. It’s all about the colour palette

Think jungle colours — the green of the leaves, the beige and stone colours of the sand. Tans and browns that make us think of riding boots, pith helmets and safari suits (don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you go full safari here!)

There are beautiful colours that will work for everyone in this trend, so just go with the ones that work for you.

  1. If in doubt, linen

I always say that I love when a fabric becomes part of a trend because it means YOU then have the power to choose how to work it into your wardrobe.

Linen is back in a big way, and not only is it a nod to this Urban Safari look, it’s a beautiful natural fibre that is easy to wear, and easy to care for (yes, it really is) but will stand the test of time.

  1. It’s all in the details

Bone or wood buttons are big right now, taffeta and straw accessories, and even adding the good old animal print into your look will give your outfit that Urban Safari feel.

Sometimes all you need to do it add an accessory, or pay attention to the details of a garment to play along with a trend.


We want to see how you’d ‘wear it your way’ – so head to THIS PAGE for your chance to win 1 of 10  x $100 gift vouchers.

And in the mean time, for some shopping inspo, here are some of my fave pieces from Sylvia Park to help you get into the Urban Safari look.

SHOP THE LOOKS AT SYLVIA PARK:  Glassons woven ring detail belt | Seed midi skirt | Kmart panama hat | Lovisa hair clips | Max linen midi dress | Max woven bag | The Warehouse linen play suit | Merchant 1948 – Overland animal print heels.

Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!

Cait xoxo

Want more 1-on-1 help to capture your Urban Safari look? Book Caitlin, or another great Sylvia Park stylist for a KiwiStyle session now.