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Layers, Cottons and Neutrals

Jenny Le Roux is the owner of one Cape Town’s most loved boutiques called Habits and shares some very sounds advice on what to wear on safari

“I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills”.

Those few words by Karen Blixen made millions of women want to do the same, let alone when the movie “Out of Africa” came out. They wanted Robert Redford, or any blonde bombshell, to fly in in his private plane and make mad passionate love to them. Some scenes from the film were shot right there on Angama Mara in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Well, actually I do have a farm in Africa (haha), a lovely bit of scrub on the Duiwenshok River in South Africa. No problem what to wear, sometimes pyjamas all day!

I started to look through Habits archives and found a smashing range (if I say so myself) …

Or what about the very vintage Out of Africa picture of Josie Borain by Bruce Weber? Scrummy.

Then I looked through the store and found some lovely little numbers just right for guests staying at the lovely Angama Mara safari lodge.

OK guys, out of Africa and into the reality of what to wear on safari. Number one, don’t be daft and get all kitted out in ‘safari stuff’.

Good advice: Layers are essential. It may be baking hot during the day, but the temperatures can drop significantly in the mornings and evenings. White gets grubby quickly and no bright colours – they say it attracts all sorts of nasties. Rather go for neutral tones and light fabrics, preferably cotton which isn’t sweaty making.

Final word – don’t go the full safari look and best advice of all, basically take absolutely no notice of any of my pictures and just think total comfort. Safari njema!

MODEL IN PHOTOGRAPHS: Charie from Outlaws Models www.outlawsmodels.com

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Fashion , Out of Africa , what to pack

About: Jenny Le Roux

Jenny is the owner of Habits, one of Cape Town’s most loved boutiques and has won more fashion awards than we have space here to list. We are also not going to disclose for just how long Jenny has been dressing women from South Africa and beyond, but take our word that it has been for a very, very long time and absolutely nobody gets Safari Chic like she does!

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