The Tropical Trend

tropical trend

Today I am going to be talking about the tropical themed trend I’ve seen in all the high street shops recently. Whether its exotic flowers, palm trees and leaves or fruity prints such as pineapples, It’s certainly making an appearance in this years summer trends and I can see why. The vibrant colours and exotic prints are perfect for this time of year. Some of the prints I have seen look a little bit daring and tricky to style. I spent some time looking online at all the different high street tropical themed clothes and thought why not put a couple of outfits together using some of my favourite items I found. Maybe it will inspire some of you guys to try out the trend or give you some inspiration on how to style these bold prints.

From left to right..

Outfit 1 

I love this outfit, pairing matching tops and bottoms is really on trend at the moment. I love how this could look like a playsuit but the little crop top will show some waist breaking up the very bright palm tree print. I didn’t want to pair these two items with anything too bold as there is so much going on with the print and colours already. I went for some white sandals with a little lime trim around the edge to match the crop stop and shorts, subtly taking the colour scheme trough to the shoes. Then adding a little white bag with metal corners for some added detail. I think you could easily change the sandals for heels and rock this on a summer night out.

Links

Topshop Concession Crop Top 

Topshop Concession Shorts

ASOS Sandals

Zara Bag

Outfit 2

I love this dress, the print and colours are so exotic and bright, I love the off the shoulder detail and sweetheart neckline, I think that’s a really flattering and sexy but subtle way to show some skin. This is clearly a very dressy dress so I wanted to pair it with heels. I struggled with finding a style and colour that I thought didn’t clash or look too much with the statement pattern on the dress already. I decided to keep it simple and go with some black court shoes, simple yet classy! I stuck with black for the bag with gold metal trim , again wanting to keep the dress as the statement and the accessories simple. You’re bound to stand out in this head turning dress on a night out.

Links

Topshop Concession Dress

ASOS Heels

ASOS Clutch

Outfit 3

I wanted to include an outfit which still had the tropical trend incorporated into it but wasn’t so ‘out there’.  I wanted find a way to work a bold trend in to a simpler outfit  as wearing a print so bold isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and can seem a little daunting. I picked a cute white skater skirt with little cut outs along the hem and paired it with a simple black cami top tucked in. I paired these two items with a coral/pink kimono cover up which goes perfectly with the tropical print clutch bag which has the same pink within it. I think the clutch is such a lovely detail to the outfit as everything else included is so simple. I then chose some jelly sandals in the same pink colour to tie it all together, I would also add-on some dainty jewellery for a little added touch. This is a cute outfit perfect for a summer’s day/evening, to dress it up a little more add some heels and you’re good to go!

Links

New Look Skirt

New Look Cami

New Look Kimono 

Top Shop Jelly Sandles

Outfit 4

I wanted to include an outfit with trousers in, as I have seen a lot of tropical and floral print jogger style trousers around. I think they’re good for an English summer as it’s not always that hot over here but they’re  still slightly baggy and airy to keep you cool. I love colour of these jogger style trousers and black and white tropical floral print. I paired the trousers with a plain black cami tucked in, as I wanted to keep the top very simple and make the trousers the statement piece within this outfit. I added some cute black sandals and a fringed and studded bag to add a little something without being too over the top. I also added a statement necklace to add some detail to the neckline of the plain cami top. You could easily change the sandals to heels and the bag to a clutch for a night out.

Links

Topship Trousers

New Look Cami

ASOS Sandles

Zara Bag

New Look Necklace

Will you be wearing the ‘tropical trend’ this summer? and which out fit above is your favourite?

Anna

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