Five years ago, tropical prints were reserved for bad vacation shirts and string bikinis. Now? Quite the contrary. Spring 2012 runway shows sent outfit after outfit of exotic prints down the catwalk. From bright palm fronds at Ferragamo to neon flowers at Altuzarra, the bold patterns absolutely scream summer.
This Fashionista found her perfect tropical print in a coral and turquoise sheer maxi dress. With a simple tie at the waist and subtly sexy slits on the sides, the dress is casual and comfortable enough to don for a day on campus. Since the print and color of the dress are so bold, this Fashionista wisely chose neutral accessories to complement her outfit. Her rectangular frames, brown leather bag and strappy sandals are the perfect additions to her ensemble.
Going for a tropical look of your own? Pick one piece, like this Fashionista’s dress, cropped pant or a slinky top, and keep the rest relatively simple. Pair a sheer maxi with some gold wedges and a boho headband for a night out with your guy. Printed pants and a white button-down are great for a more office-appropriate look while a tropical bag adds the tiniest bit of punch to a fun beach ensemble. Say “aloha” to a fun new summer wardrobe — however you decide to incorporate the trend this season!