Where will fashion take us in Spring 2012? According to Michael Kors, we’re going on safari…

Michael Kors Spring 2012

I am still scratching my head over this one. For Spring 2012, Michael Kors’ ready-to-wear line includes all thing safari – from multi-pocketed khaki, to enormous ethnic jewelry, to leather fanny packs (yes, it’s true!).

Apparently, Kors recently took a vacation to Singita Lebombo Lodge in South Africa, inspiring the collection. But, after fall 2011’s cowboy extravaganza, I thought Kors would return to his thoughtful, sophisticated and honest design. Sadly, the costume party continues, including a runway show filled with over-the-top, unwearable pieces.

This is not to say that I don’t appreciate the lure of Out of Africa themed fashion. So, below, I’ve highlighted some more realistic pieces to bring this look to life (real life, that is!).

Safari style for real life

Diesel khaki safari dress
$118 – coggles.com

Leopard print shoes
£50 – office.co.uk

Marc by Marc Jacobs stackable jewelry
$68 – bloomingdales.com

Fendi leopard print scarve
€179 – pret-a-beaute.com

Ami accessories BROWN
£68 – matchesfashion.com

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!  

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