The Tropics Inspired TrendThis trend has been interpreted many different ways by various designers. Some, like Emilio Pucci, went literal with bright colors and island -inspired graphics in airy fabrics. Others went a little more abstract, playing with the tropical color palette but with geometric patterns and substantial fabrics, like this Alice + Olivia leather bomber jacket. I personally love the various abstract interpretations. That way if you are not the kind of gal that leans towards bright and airy (but more dark and edgy, like myself) you are more than covered.
How to Wear The Tropics Inspired TrendThis trend is fun, but you have to be careful not to take it too far, that is, unless you actually are headed on an island vacation. You cannot be afraid of color; bold, primary colors and lush pinks, purples and oranges are going to be at play with this trend. Stick to a popping floral dress with minimal details if you want to try it but prefer to keep it simple. A sheath dress or a clean silhouette skirt like this Mary Katrantzou A-line skirt paired with a white t-shirt and fun espadrilles will help you dip your toe in the proverbial tropics-inspired water.
Keep it To AccessoriesI also love the idea of keeping it just to accessories or shoes. If this is more your speed, check out these Pomona Slides by Steve Madden or these Flower Drop Earrings by Oscar de la Renta available in a a variety of gorgeous tropical colors. This trend should definitely hold us over while we wait for the blue skies and warm temperatures to roll in.
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