Fashion Safari By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 27, 2009 @ 10:31PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Safari 01 of 08 Why We Love It MCV Photo This season's global reach highlights Africa and colonial India more as sources of inspiration than as blueprints for copying. Marked by contrasting earth tones, intricate wooden beads, and animal and block prints on delicate fabrics, the mood is less journey-into-the-wild than luxurious Abercrombie amp Kent safari tour. How to Wear ItPair these strong elements with basic and open shoes to make the look modern. And it all really looks better with a tan, whether you acquire it under the Serengeti sky or from a bottle. Photos: left, Missoni; right, Ralph Lauren 02 of 08 Coach Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Snakeskin-printed leather sandal, Coach, $218; Call 866-262-2440. 03 of 08 Graham & Spencer Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk dress, Graham & Spencer, $288; visit bloomingdales.com for stores. 04 of 08 Fiona Paxton Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Tulle with beads, chains and sequins necklace, Fiona Paxton , $288; at Henri Bendel, call 800-423-6335. 05 of 08 Rebecca Taylor Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton-spandex top, Rebecca Taylor, $150; Call 914-793-073. 06 of 08 Daslu and French Connection Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Belt, Daslu, $300; visit scoopnyc.com for stores.Skirt, French Connection, $118; Call 830-997-1844. 07 of 08 Bagatelle for Ann Taylor Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Polyester jacket, Bagatelle for Ann Taylor, $149; visit anntaylor.com for stores. 08 of 08 Max Mara Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton-spandex shorts ($460) and leather belt ($320), Max Mara, Call 212-879-6100.