When we heard Sophia Bush was embarking on a weeklong trip in Uganda to meet with three ethical fashion brands—31 Bits, Akola Project, and Sseko Designs—our ears immediately perked up. What would the actress pack for such an adventure? Luckily, Bush was happy to give us a peek at the contents of her very stylish suitcase, which included everything from her go-to camera to versatile sandals and a bikini for swimming with great whites. Keep reading to see all of Bush’s safari essentials!
I Smell Great Beach Babe Soft Body Whip ($28)
"Long days of travel make me really value quality beauty products. Our body whip is so moisturizing, which I always feel like I need after long flights. The hair fragrance is something I keep in my bag and use all day. I love smelling great and adding a little texture to my hair when I am on the go!"
Anya Hindmarch Yes/No Imperial Clutch ($1450)
"The word 'yes' became something of a personal mantra for me years ago, and one of my best friends got me this beautiful clutch as a reminder. It’s punchy and fun and perfect to take out to dinner, plus it always starts great conversations!"
The Great. The Shirtdress ($425)
"I am so in love with all of the pieces from The Great. This dress is super-light, so soft, and looks really polished with a leather wrap belt and my flat brown booties. I can throw on the Dannijo booties with heels at night and be instantly ready to go!"
The Great. Meadow Eyelet Trim Cotton Voile Top ($350)
"Classic, comfortable, and light—it’s perfect in the African heat and still so pretty and soft."
Tiny Beautiful Things Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar ($8) by Cheryl Strayed
"Cheryl is one of my all-time favorite authors. This book will make you laugh, cry, and feel more deeply human. This is the third time I’m reading it."
Ancient Greek Sandals Lalaounis Sandals ($396)
"These sandals are the perfect flesh color for my skin tone. They’re comfortable and look good with everything. I’ll wear them with the Reformation dress, my denim shorts, and my swimsuit!"
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