A day with other four-legged creatures from one of which we have apparently evolved? Cool! No better feeling than staying true to one’s roots.
Anyhoo, what’s in the lookbook for the day? Are you planning to sport a cheetah print to seem friendlier to the respective animal? Or do you wish to spend your day comfortably in a safari dress?
If you’re still not sure about what to wear to the zoo, or perhaps you’d like to explore more options for the day – we got you. Navigate through the potential outfit ideas below to find your ideal style!
8 Outfit Ideas to Wear to The Zoo
Maxi Dress ft. Cheetah Print
Cheetah print on a maxi dress? The best of both worlds!
As long as you choose a fabric that fits well with the season, long dresses are the embodiment of comfort and convenience. It never fails to add style and class without going overboard.
If you’re planning to visit the zoo during summers, add a sun hat and a pair of specs to complete the look. For winters, add a coat and a scarf to look cool yet feel warm.
One can never go wrong with an all-black outfit, don’t you agree?
The style we’re aiming for here is laid back and effortless. A comfy tee, athletic leggings, and hooded or regular jacket will do just that!
Choose this lightweight fit if you want to make the most of your day at the zoo. The t-shirt and legging combo, along with your walking sneakers, will help you stay active and not dread the long walks a zoo tends to feature.
Loose T-shirt & Skirt
When I picture an ideal summer vacation day spent at the zoo, I see myself wearing exactly this. Cool colors, airy clothes, loose fit. A chic outfit without compromising comfort.
While we praised the all-black outfit above, here is a counter choice for those who’d like to steer clear of the color. A classic white tee with a white striped skirt is a soothing combo for the eyes. The touch of brown tones via the satchel bag and hat only accentuates this already perfect outfit!
Here’s your chance to stand out at the zoo in classic Elizabethan style – but with a modern twist.
The puffy-sleeved top is not for the faint-hearted! This classic Queen Elizabeth inspired square neck and sleeves will sit well with the fashionistas who want to enjoy their day at the zoo in style. This attention-grabbing top is best paired with shorts or jeans to tone down the look. However, do not forget those pair of boots and a set of binoculars to keep the aesthetic alive.
An outfit that never goes out of style – a plain tank top, cotton shorts, and chunky-soled sandals.
This no-brainer outfit will keep you easy breezy all day long. Do not be afraid to dress up this outfit with a denim jacket, or perhaps switch the sandals for sneakers. Accessorize with a dainty necklace and a jute hat.
Also, like the dramatic top above, wearing a plain and casual outfit in public also takes confidence, so make sure you have ample of that too.
While we hypothetically added a denim jacket to the outfit before, this look is clearly winning with one in real!
A short jumpsuit is another smart outfit choice for a comfortable yet stylish appearance. To truly make the denim pop, make sure that you choose a print or color that is minimal and not too loud. If the jumpsuit itself has a statement color or print, we’d suggest you skip the denim or any jacket altogether.
For those who want a more modest yet equally chic approach to the outfit discussed above, here is your solution.
A khaki safari jumpsuit in a zoo is a match made in heaven! And let us tell you this: wearing this outfit to the zoo will make you look like a pro-animal keeper to the onlookers. It’s just got that vibe. After all, doesn’t it look exactly the case in the photo attached?
C&C – Capri & Crop Top
The elongated version of shorts is often overlooked in the fashion industry. Yet, this article is perfect for those who are not so comfortable wearing shorts in public and hate the restrictive feeling of jeans. The Capri is a perfect balance of comfort and coverage.
The crop top, on the other hand, serves as a perfect top choice to make the outfit cohesive. To accentuate this basic look, add a cropped jacket (notice the theme here?), a pair of boots, and a hat on top.
Essentials for a Day at The Zoo
As much as your outfit needs to be appropriate, the long day at the zoo will feel incomplete without the following essentials.
You should not neglect your skin on a day that will mostly be spent under the scorching sun. Apply a generous layer of sunscreen before you leave, and reapply it religiously after every two hours to keep your skin protected throughout the day.
- Hat & Specs
Although the hat and sunglasses were a part of most of the outfits shown above, it still deserves a separate spot in this list. Style and protection in one – it’s a win-win.
- Crossbody Bag or Backpack
Why specifically a crossbody bag or a backpack and not any bag?
A crossbody bag or a backpack will conveniently hang on your body, allowing you to roam tension-free around the zoo. There will be many instances where a hand-carry will be needed to put down, for example, when you wish to pet animals or feed them. And in these situations, it is very natural to forget the bag and leave once you’re done. Hence, a bag that doesn’t require to be carried in hand is an ideal accessory.
- Comfortable Shoes
A day full of walking will only be bearable with the most comfortable pair of shoes.
No, you do not need a traditional camera if you have a perfectly fine smartphone. This point is added just to serve as a reminder to take lots of pictures while you’re at the zoo. Memories to look back to are essential for a lifetime. 🙂
So, the big question awaits:
What are you wearing to the zoo?