Tropical Prints: Not Just For Vacation Anymore!

As you prepare your summer wardrobe try taking a cue from the Spring 2012 runway shows of Givenchy and Altuzarra and go bold with tropical prints. These are not the tropical prints of the past that you'd expect to see at a Jimmy Buffett concert; these are bold and graphic and look more like something out of the future than out of your grandparent's closet. You'll be sure to turn a few heads in this trend, but don't be scared to incorporate these pieces into your everyday wardrobe. Take a look below for some great ways to incorporate this style into your everyday life. If you're not ready for the clothes, take a look below at some fun tropical accessories that pack a smaller punch.


Tropical Dress

tropical dress

 

If you have a wedding to go to this summer, try this dress instead of your tried and true little black dress. Even though the print is bold, the draping of the dress is extremely flattering. Keep accessories to a minimum to showcase the dress.



Tropical Pant

Tropical pant

 

Unlike so many other tropical prints, these pants are wonderfully subtle due to their pastel palette. The cropped boat neck sweater is perfect for a cool summer evening and the mint purse adds to the retro feel of the pants.



Tropical Top

Tropical Top

 

This mirror image top will pop next to crisp white jeans. These chartreuse shoes work wonderfully with a pop of tangerine on your toes and the best part is that you can walk all day in them (thanks to Nike technology)!



Tropical Accessories

Tropical Accessories