1 Safari suit, Karen Millen, pounds 240. The classic, multi pocketed, safari suit has been updated by the highstreet chain Karen Millen this time in a heavier fabric. The dark khaki military style suit comprises of a long narrow pencil skirt (pounds 80) and belted single breasted jacket (pounds 160). Available from Karen Millen branches nationwide call: 01622 664 032.

2 White cotton shirt, Whistles, pounds 95. The authoritative safari style wouldn't be complete without a pristine patch pocket shirt. This crisp white 100% cotton one, is also available in a selection of blue and white stripes. Whistles, 27, Sloane Square, London SW1 and Kendals in The House Of Fraser. Call: 0171-730 9819.

3 A-line skirt, Top Shop, pounds 19.99. To adopt the tropical trend khaki is not the only colour to consider. This black A-line military style skirt from Top Shop has button flapped pleated pockets, it may not turn you into a great explorer but it will keep you cool. Top Shop, branches nationwide. Call: 0171-636 8040.

4 Safari Jacket, Episode, pounds 189. Yves Saint Laurent introduced his first safari jackets in the late sixties, and they've featured in his collections ever since however they remain a dream for most of us. Episode's petrol- blue version is 100 per cent silk, equally stylish and, most important of all, affordable. Available from Harrods, Brompton Road, Knightbridge, London SW3, and branches of Episode nationwide, call: 0171-730 1234.

5 Hipster jeans, Daryl K, pounds 125. Daryl K a new and hip New York designer, has a reputation for creating the best bootleg jeans. Although hipster cut, their pale khaki cotton gives them a safari feel. Available in indigo, white and black denim and scarlet and black needle cord. Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1, call: 0171-491 7833.

6Safari dress, MaxMara. It may not be a jungle out there, but as temperatures continue to rise what better way to keep cool than with practical safari style. Forget 'Dad's Army', think more of Meryll Streep in 'Out of Africa'. This simple cream shirt-dress in a cool, wool mix by MaxMara is the ultimate sophisticated survival kit. Available from 32, Sloane Street, London, SW1 for enquiries tel: 0171-287 3434.