When the days get warmer and we flock to the coast or spend a lot of time lounging by the pool, there really isn’t a more fitting trend to adopt for the season. The tropical trend or ‘Palm Beach’, is essentially a mix of colour and prints that resemble plants, palms, fruit and flowers on a balmy beach on some remote island; textured accessories such as straw and raffia and a hint of exotic animal print thrown in to glam it up or make you feel like you’ve stepped off the Miami strip.
You could start off simply by looking to fresh colours like yellow, green and tangerine or go full on with punchy prints, all mixed and matched or layered with classics. Because there is so much on offer when it comes to the tropics, it’s super simple to incorporate the trend in your wardrobe, one piece at a time.
1. SO FRUITY
From bananas to pineapples – sweeten up your look with playful fruit prints.
2. COLOUR SPLASH
A bold pop of colour will get you started. Look to a fresh green to blend in with the palm trees and take it up a notch by layering your suit with a Hawaiian inspired shirt.
3. JUNGLE FEVER
Exotic animal prints like leopard, tiger and snake add that extra bit of glam to this trend. Pair pants with a tropical print shirt or an embroidery anglaise top, add heels and off you go.
4. CHILL OUT
Take it easy in sneakers, sweats and just enough summertime florals to take on the trend your way.
5. NEUTRAL BALANCE
Tone the trend down with a great neutral. Layer a tropical print shirt, dress or trouser with a classic trench coat.
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