Tropical prints are a huge hit this summer, adored by celebrities and fashionistas and worn at festivals, social events and of course the beach. This trend has taken on a vibrant, eye-catching twist with attention-grabbing prints such as palms, flamingoes, fruits and the classic Hawaiian style, the brighter the better.
Our spring/summer edit shows how this fashionable trend can be worn in a variety of ways to keep your look current and polished for the hottest summer style.
The classic Hawaiian shirt conjures images of garish, basic print styles and many years ago they were only worn by men. This summer sees a tailored, chic shirt with jazzy prints and vivacious colours. A smart summer shirt is perfectly matched with tailored trousers that can be worn for work or play. Another great 90s trend that is back with a bang and updated for 2016 is the uber cool bomber. This funky print has given it that added summer vibe and is perfect for a casual look.
Tropical print clashing is a statement season trend, perfect for a striking summer outfit. This trend is not for the faint hearted so matching with a block bold colour can tone this trend with little effort.
Accessories are a fabulous way to update your wardrobe with the latest must have styles and tropical pieces are available in a variety of accessories including print sunglasses, funky handbag designs and cute tropical jewellery items.
Accessorize – £35
Steve Madden – £65
Eveningwear has also been given a revamp with darker floral tones and luxe fabrics so achieving a sophisticated and stylish look is super easy with gorgeous dresses and playsuits in tailored, clean styles that are perfect for cocktails and dinner dates.
lookagain.co.uk – £40
There are tons of tropical options available on the high street and online and it gives you some much needed versatility and colour after the darker tones of winter. This summer tropical trend is a fashionable edit from the 80’s Hawaiian styles and is perfect to update to your summer look.
Words by: Natasha Henson