ALL IN THE DETAILS: Coconuts, Toucans and Palm Trees—Oh My!

July 22nd, 2015 at 2:10am

Say goodbye to Dad’s Hawaiian shirts and say aloha to exotic, floral and palm prints. What was once the old Tommy Bahama trend is now fresh and better than ever and it can currently be seen in essentially every storefront. Tropical prints make a super cool statement as the temperatures heat up. Let these explosive patterns be the focus of your outfit by pairing pieces with basic bottoms, like high waisted shorts, and minimal accessories. This lets the print stand out and act like a focal piece in your look!

In the right silhouette, these colorful prints can also really flatter every body type. This Fashionista looks vacation ready in a sleeve-less palm printed dress and a pair of simple flats. The two-tones in her sandals complement the two-tones in her dress. To make the dress more nighttime appropriate, she could just add some wedges and a clutch and be ready to go out! This look is very popular this summer and luckily you can find it at every price point, so you can still be on trend without breaking your budget.

How To: If you are nervous about trying to pull off a tropical print, try incorporating it into your accessories. A toucan clutch, printed espadrilles or a silk scarf will add a summer vibe to your outfit and looks great with a bright coral lip, too! Even if cool, tropical breezes and coconuts are not in your future this summer, wearing these tropical prints will give you an island glow.