Transitional 2019 ‘Safari Dawn’ Staff Style

Summer has arrived in full force and we’re getting excited for our Summer holiday and warm weather plans. So, whether your head’s swimming in pleats or the animal prints have you feeling wild, here we have Closet London HQ showcasing our safari inspired collection.

First, we have Lucy whose styled the Khaki Satin Pleated Midi Wrap Dress with brown sandals, perfect for a hot Summer’s day. The khaki colour complimented her skin tone beautifully as she paired it with classic brown and gold accessories to keep our eyes on the dress. We think this dress would be perfect as a wedding guest outfit with a change of shoes.

IMG_8129Q1. Why did you choose this dress and where would you wear it?

This dress is perfect for dressing up or down and is so versatile for many different occasions – this is what I always look for in new styles to make sure that they are as wearable as possible.  I’d wear it for a summer garden party or to a special dinner with family.

Q2. How would you describe your style?

My style can be quite changeable as I like to have fun with it, but I’d say this was comfortable yet feminine.

IMG_8110Q3. What have you been listening to now?

My Summer playlist has been Maggie Rogers and Christine and the Queens on repeat.

Q4. What’s your other favourite items from Safari Dawn?

I also own the Black Sleeveless Cropped Jumpsuit which might be one of my favourite new pieces – it’s a unique design without a waist seam, yet the jumpsuit still compliments and shows off a feminine figure (our pattern cutters are geniuses!).  It’s been a very popular style with our staff in the office.

Another favourite is the Green Kimono Wrap Top Jumpsuit, the material feels lovely and the design is unique.  It’s perfect for a day at the office and the colour will make you standout.


Next, we have Zulima from the wholesales team who oozed confidence in our African inspired printed co-ord. We love pieces you can wear together or separately; it’ll give you a chic look each time. She styled it effortlessly with minimal accessories, to not distract from the lovely print.


Q1. Why did you choose this style and where would you wear it?

I love this set as it’s so versatile! I can wear them as separates – the top with jeans and the skirt with separates.

Both are perfect to dress up with heels or a pair of white trainers for a casual look.

I love them together because it looks so effortless and as a busy working mum it means my outfit for the day is sorted without me having to think about it.

The colours also flatter my skin tone – I’ve just got back from a long exotic holiday and it really compliments my tan!

It’s perfect to throw on whilst on holiday as it’s very loose and the fabric is so comfy.

Q2. How you would use to describe your style in 3 words?

Effortless, feminine and versatile.


Q3. What are you enjoying watching now?

Stranger Things, Money Heist and any production from Tarantino.

Q4. What’s your other favourite items from Safari Dawn?

I have so many! The green pleated skirt dress, I love the Black Princess Seam Midi Dress, the Black V-Neck Wrap Skirt Midi Dress, and plenty more…


Finally, from the eCommerce team, Edita has teamed the Olive Short Sleeve Boiler Suit Jumpsuit with white trainers to keep it trendy yet casual as part of her feminine yet urban style. She has sunglasses ready for when the sun shines, for a cool off-duty look.


Q1. Why did you choose this style and where would you wear it?

I’ve chosen the Olive Short Sleeve Boiler Suit because it is one of my favorite styles from Safari Dawn collection. I wear it to work with white trainers or heels when dressing up for an evening out.

Q2. How did you style this style (accessories, makeup and hair)?

I am not used to wearing loads of accessories and my makeup is very minimal in the day. I haven’t got many choices to do my hair as my hair style is short and funky, so all I need some wax and I am ready for the day!


Q3. What are you currently watching and listening to?

The last movie I watched was 2019 American drama – When They See Us. I like different types of music, usually it depends on my mood, but reggae is one of my favorites.

Q4. What’s your other favourite items from Safari Dawn?

I love the Khaki Cropped Cargo Trousers and Khaki Satin Pleated Midi Wrap Dress like Lucy is wearing.


Shop more of the Safari Dawn Collection. 

Fashion Friday – Styles To Suit Your Shape


Rectangle – Create the illusion of curves with a defined waist.

Hourglass – Celebrate your curves by wearing form fitting dresses.

Apple – Pleated skirts nip in at the waist to create an hourglass figure.

Pear – Fitted tops provide definition and a belted waist is the key to a defined waist.


Fashion Friday – Styles To Suit Your Body Shape



Tailored style dresses work with an hourglass body shape because they will help to accentuate the proportions of your shape. Wrap style dresses are perfect for the hourglass shape as they draw the eyes and the attention to your narrowest feature – your waist.


A cowl neck dress is perfect for a pear shape as it highlights the top half of your body.  Off the shoulder styles suit a pear shape body, as it draws the attention upwards to your narrow shoulders.


An oval body shape will suit a high waisted style to draw attention away from the middle of the torso. A split skirt will help to show off your legs and is perfect for an apple body shape.


Belted dresses create the illusion of a slimmer waist and tulip skirts help to flaunt your arms and legs.