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If you’ve been keeping your eye on the major SS19 trends, you’ll have noticed that this year has been largely dominated by bright hues and loud patterns — animal print, in particular. And, if you’re feeling the safari-esque vibe but aren't quite ready to jump headfirst into a tiger-stripe co-ord for the Tuesday night happy hour, we’ve put together a beginner’s look to ease yourself into wilder territory. 
A flay lay outfit featuring an adidas Originals long-sleeve top, a utility gilet and shorts, Nike trainers and an animal print bucket hat. Available at ASOS.

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The perfect trend to accompany animal-print experimentation? Utility. If stripes/spots/scale motifs are as dangerous to you as the wildlife that inspires them, then neutral tones in relaxed shapes bring the safari feels in a more low-key way. Take the outfit above. It’s got a pocket-laden vest and shorts — more pockets, in fact, than you'll probably ever need. The utility life lends itself nicely to a streetwear-ready edge, so team with an adidas long-sleeved top to pick up some logo points, finishing it off with tonal-AF Nike kicks.

And now for the best part: with a neutral base as strong as this, you can easily experiment with leopard print via a '90s-inspired bucket hat. A small injection of the trend (when we said beginner, we meant it), but a great place to start. Now that wasn't so scary was it? You’ll be rocking that co-ord in no time.