Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Trending: Tropical Prints Get a Serious Upgrade

I'm crazy about the island-print trend—it's just so fun! The bright patterns and colours let you take a journey without leaving your hometown. But remember, a little goes a long way, so choose one tropical piece and keep everything else simple.

Tropical prints are everywhere this season. Vibrant hues and lush blooms instantly transport you to a style paradise, and this easy, breezy trend works just as well in the boardroom as it does on the beach.

Pattern Play. It's all in the pattern. Look for palm leaves, snakeskin, ikat, tie-dye, and tropical birds on everything from gauzy tunics to silk scarves.

Live Colourfully. (Pastels included.) In muted shades or rich tones, these are prints that deserve to stand out. Think deep emerald greens and cobalt blues, cherry reds and poppy corals, and splashes of yellow, aqua, and violet. Colour-shy? Pair with understated neutrals like olive green, khaki, black, and white. Throw in a metallic bag or sandal, and you're ready for a taste of island life.  

Material Girl. Try combining textures for a chic look. I often stack thin gold bracelets between wooden bangles and love mixing linen, silk, and chambray. Leather accents in a crossbody or gladiator sandal will take you from land to shore in an instant. 

You can dress like you're on vacation without even having to leave your house. Whether you opt for a palm tree printed pair of hot pants or a Hawaiian bandeau, you'll definitely look the part of tropical paradise.
Take these prints from day to night with some hip jewelry and hair accessories. Dress like the best day tripper by mixing prints and layering. Do not be afraid to throw a bunch of random prints together to make a crazy outfit... the crazier the better! 





 














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