TRENDING: TOTALLY TROPICAL PRINTS
Tropical prints are a mainstay of any summer wardrobe. From exotic florals to bold palms, here's how to work the trend in 2017...
Hands up if you’re humming Club Tropicana right now? Or suddenly in the mood for a can of Lilt – remember them? It happens to us every time we hear the words tropical print. Actually, we’d kill for a Lilt right now. But, we digress.
Tropical prints are to summer wardrobes what BBQ’s and chilled rose are to sunny days – integral. When you wear a tropical print it doesn’t matter if you’re more likely to be catching some sunshine in Blackpool than Bora Bora– you’ll instantly feel more exotic by association. Who needs air miles when tropical patterned tops, skirts, trousers, and dresses have the ability to transport you to far-flung destinations?
If you’re currently having flashbacks to your dad rocking a Hawaiian print shirt on holiday, fear not – today’s tropical prints pack the same punch, but in a much more modern way. As always, the street stylers are providing us with endless tropical outfit inspiration.
Think cool tie-neck blouses, not tropical shirts, maxi and shirt dresses splashed with hibiscus florals and palm prints. Exotic flora and fauna, technicolour brights and tigers. Even when it’s peeing it down, it’s hard not to feel positively exotic in these pieces.
That said, beware of getting too carried away with the whole Club Tropicana vibe in England – you don’t want to look like you got lost on your way to a carnival. Temper loud prints with denim – classic blue or white will work – or black separates. A leather or denim jacket is the perfect foil to a bold dress.
When you’re in an actual exotic location, however, forget everything we just said – it’s carte blanche to go totally tropical, so clash patterns and pile on the brights. Heck, you can even wear an orchid in your hair if you really want to.
All together now…”Club Tropicana drinks are freeeeeee”