Bright prints are beginning to become a hint once again this year, and what other print screams “SUMMER VACATION!” better than tropical island prints? Roberto Cavalli garnered his inspiration for his Just Cavalli spring/summer 14 collection straight from “the tropics with a stopover in London’s punk enclaves.” Bold colors and striking, graphic flower prints ruled the Cavalli runway through pants, skirts, tops, dresses and everything in between. Often they were matched black and white, even variations of plaid despite the stark difference of the patterns.
When island print began appearing in collections all over the internet, I became lost in my daily dose of online window-shopping, and I just had to have everything I could find. I simply couldn’t resist anything with bright colors and covered with hibiscuses. The heat’s starting to pick up here in central California, and as we burn through finals week into summer vacation, everyone deserves a tropical getaway soon. For now, we can just channel our inner tropical paradise through our clothes.
This happens to be one of my favorite outfits, and it’s even more exciting to wear with the sun shining and temperatures reaching the 80s. To imitate the variations of neon-floral-over-black found in Cavalli’s collection, I wore my island print halter neck romper that ties around the neck and around the waist. For my accessories I matched my pink strappy sandals and pink heart-shaped sunglasses to add a little more neon to my look. Then I topped everything off with a few stacked rings, my Lokai bracelet that I wear daily and a top knot.