Catwalk to the Sidewalk: Proenza Schouler Safari Look

The Proenza Schouler sping 2008 collection for was all about the Safari look. The collection was filled with military inspired jackets and vests in neutral and muted colors. It was all about layering vests in different shades and accessories. The masculine collection was balanced by the full ‘ice skating’ skirts. Models’ outfits were completed with belts, platforms and patent pumps. I loved the entire collection; however, my favorite look was this neutral ensemble. The look is so simple and versatile.

You can change the look from dressy to casual by switching the pumps for brown gladiators flats that are all the rage this season and adding a few accessories. Remember to have fun with the safari-esque look. You don’t have to go overboard with it. If you don’t like the neutral colors, switch the khaki vest for a yellow one and pair it with a brown or navy skirt. Fashion is all about fun and risk right? See below for the look inspired by the Proenza Schouler spring runway collection.


The first thing I did was pick out the same vest from the Proenza Schouler spring collection, which can be purchased at Net-a-Porter. I chose a skirt in a slightly longer length because I don’t like wearing minis but if you do, please go for it. The Lux Linen high waisted skirt is from Urban Outfitters. The vest is very militaristic so I softened it a bit with a simple. Finish off the look with some wooden bangles, Banana Republic wood drop earrings and gladiator platforms by Victoria Beckham and a Gucci Boston Doctor bag.