No joke, I feel like the tropical print is here to haunt me this summer.  There’s no corner turned without me seeing a variation of this majestic 80’s and 90’s statement.  Bold and beautiful the tropical print works because… well cause it’s awesome.  I can’t speak highly enough of it’s well rounded way of making us cute hipster girls look totally cool and California ready without loosing our edge.  Include some neon or a grandpa visits Disney World feel to it and you’re really onto something.  My most recent purchase in the tropical variety was a sweet wallet I found at Urban Outfitters.

So my advice if you’re shy to do a really bold head to toe tropical look, pick up something itty bitty like this sweet cap (spotted at buffalo exchange a few weeks ago).

Other ways I’d love to see this trend manifest itself this summer?  Try a head to toe look (image courtesy of Elle Canada snapped during Milan Fashion Week)

Or mix the print with a completely different style of print:

  
Ports 1961 Resort 2014 has some amazing botanical/tropical prints that I am living for, and equally living for those sandals… Actually… give me the whole outfit.

 

Ok, now onto how to recreate some of these looks.  Don’t be surprised when I tell you this, but part of the reason why I love this trend so much is that it’s SO easy to find at the… yes you guessed it.. THRIFT STORE.  But other options include:

This GORGEOUS silk blouse from one of my favorite etsy shops We Are Tribe.

Birds.. yes PARROTS even better.  Find this skirt here.

I dig this dress so much, the shape the kitschiness of the print.. it’s just plain old GREAT.  Find it here.
This.. is everything.  Find it here.

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  • vivatiger

    June 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm |

    lovely!!! thanks for including me!