6 Safari-Inspired Summer Essentials

These utilitarian pieces work well in the wild (a.k.a. your everyday life) and transition seamlessly from summer to fall.


Lulu’s Ophelia Olive Suede Lace-Up Sandals


With a chunky (read: walkable) heel, these braided faux suede sandals are the perfect combo of fierce, comfortable, and sturdy. Also available in three other colors.

To buy: $41; lulus.com.

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Baublebar Bone Links Necklace


Oversized resin links, marbleized to look like natural horn, will really stand out from the pack and elevate a simple solid colored tee.

To buy: $38; baublebar.com.

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Lulu’s You Know It Ivory Long Sleeve Lace-Up Top


Swap in this military inspired top for added interest. (Try it anywhere you’d wear a plain white button-down). Also available in black.

To buy: $46; lulus.com.

Photo by Marty Crosley


H&M Pull-On Pants


Equal parts comfy (thanks to the elastic drawstring waistband and relaxed fit) and polished (thanks to the subtle sheen of a tonal leopard print).

To buy: $35; hm.com.

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Banana Republic Linen-Blend Peplum Utility Dress


Pair this shift with flat leather sandals and gold jewelry now for warm weather, then layer with a long-sleeve top and tall boots to take this piece into fall.

To buy: $138; bananarepublic.com.

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Halogen Curved Flap Leather Clutch


A luxe snake-embossed exterior conceals an extremely organized interior—a main compartment along with a currency pocket and six card slots—that will keep all of your evening essentials (phone, keys, cards, cash) neatly organized. Also available in tan lizard.

To buy: $79; nordstrom.com.

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