Admit it, you’ve spent a few hours at least this winter dreaming of a tropical island somewhere, sun, sea, cocktails – and the best tropical trend beachwear of course!
Fashion is having an island in the sun moment this spring summer, with the tropical trend. Tropical prints adorn everything from T-shirts to dresses, to bags and shoes.
Think palm trees, sunsets, birds of paradise, multi-coloured parrots, and lots of tropical flowers and you’ve nailed the tropical trend.
There are many ways to embrace this tropical trend – from full-on, to just a subtle nod to it with a simple tropical print. For full-on fun, team this fab black and white palm print jumpsuit (£38, Red Herring @ Debenhams) with heels and a clutch for a classic look, or mix it up with a tropical Tee thrown on top, and some platform sneakers (£28, Schuh). Try the Palm Springs monochrome t-shirt from H&M (£7.99), or French Connection’s bright floral print Tee (£35). To finish, add a simple pair of tropical birds earrings (£8, Louche @ JOY)
Head-to-toe is a big trend this year – the matchy-matchy look. Wearing your tropical trend print from head to toe is for the brave and bold. This amazing yellow and black tropical print combo from French Connection will turn heads, as will the red and white crop top and maxi skirt (£16, and £28) from Red Herring @ Debenhams. Play it a little safer in H&M’s maxi dress (£19.99).
Of course, tropical belongs on the beach – this gorgeous Matthew Williamson maxi kaftan (£38, Debenhams) is a show-stopper. Team it with New Look’s tropical print retro-style bikini (top, £14.99, bottoms, £11.99) for maximum beach style. A sunset print vest (£15), from JOY, and some New Look pastel tropical shorts (£19.99) are great for when the sun goes down.
Julien Macdonald’s mirror floral print tunic (£55, Debenhams) is bold and bright, as is this cute parrot and palm tree print summer dress, £25, from JOY. Continue the tropical birds theme with this red and white pencil skirt, £45, and coral and white T-shirt, £tbc, from White Stuff. New Look’s tropical print scarf (£7.99) is for those who aren’t quite totally tropical yet!
Keep it simple with a palm tree print Tee (£9.99, New Look) or their fabulous monochrome palm print pencil skirt (£14.99). H! by Henry Holland’s palm print summer knit is cute (£35, debenhams) but Bellfield’s bright tropical sweater (£38, JOY) is full on. And Julie Macdonald’s waterfall print dress (£55. Debenhams) is as out there as it gets with a bit of leopard print thrown in!
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