Tropical Trend

Fashion is having a bit of a tropical trend moment this season. We’re harking back to the 1980s, with Hawaiian print shirts, hibiscus prints, and a few pineapples, palm trees and flamingos added in for good measure.

So, how do you wear the tropical trend. You don’t want to look like you’re at a themed party, but you can play about with the tropical trend, and be as bold – or not – as you dare.

Let’s start with pineapples – essential in the tropical trend, and such a fun print. Go for full on pineapple bling with H&M’s sequinned T-shirts, either with a big pineapple, or a lot of little ones (£12.99 each), or New Look’s fabulous sequinned pineapple shaped novelty handbag (£19.99). Claire’s pendant necklace (£5) features a pineapple and tropical hibiscus flower, and H&M’s cute keyring (£2.99) is a subtle nod to this trend. Louche @ JOY’s beautiful graphic pineapple print dress (£45) is perfection, agreed?

Tropical trend pineapple

Tropical flowers obviously have a place in any tropical trend – think hibiscus and, er, other tropical flowers we can’t think of right now!

Go full on with Claire’s tropical floral crown (£10), or go for muted pastels in New Look’s cute cold-shoulder playsuit (£19.99). New Look’s black floral playsuit (£12.99) is anything but muted though. Louche @ JOY’s cami top (£14, was £29) is a simple way to get tropical without the fuss. Hibiscus print pretties up your Vans (£55, Schuh), and when it comes to skimpy swimwear, H&M’s cute cut-out swimsuit (£29.99) is floral-fabulous, as is this Butterfly by Matthew Williamson bikini (top £20, bottoms £18), at Debenhams.

Tropical trend flowers

Flamingos. Who doesn’t love a flamingo print? Team them with Palm trees and there’s two more of your key tropical trend elements right there. Oh, and throw is other tropical birds, too why not, like these fabulous polly parrot sandals from Miss L-Fire @ Schuh (£65).

BHS’s flamingo and floral beach towel is beautifully bright (£10). Have a bit of silly fun with Claire’s tropical trend glasses (£4, were £8). Red Herring’s monochroe neon-trimmed palm tree bikini (top £16, bottoms £12) ticks boxes at Debenhams. And New Look’s neon Flamingo body (£12.99) is super retro cute. tropical trend flamingo In this year’s tropical trend, it seems be leaf print that’s got it all going on. Beautiful leaves in muted tones, mixed patterns, and bold prints. We love the H&M+ swimsuit in black and white (£29.99), and BHS’s red and white Tee (£9.50). New Look’s pastel playsuit (£12.99) is on our wishlist, as is BHS’s green leaf swimsuit (£28). French Connection’s maxi dress has an abstract tropical leaf print (£160), and New Look’s pretty bikini (top, £14.99, bottoms, £7.99) is just that – super pretty.

Tropical trend leaves

BHS’s blue and white leaf print linen dress (£32) is fresh for summer, and new Look’s orange Bardot top (£12.99) is bang on-trend for this season. French Connection’s leaf print trousers (£85) are a statement piece. JOY’s palm dress is chic (£39), and we LOVE BHS’s palm print rain mac (£25) so even when it’s raining this summer you can join in the tropical trend!

Tropical trend leaves two

Totally tropical trend – Weekly Wishlist

The weather has been pretty tropical of late, agreed? Bright sunshine,bizarre winds, himidity and tropical downpours. So, it’s just as well there is a totally tropical trend in fashion this summer as well!

Think bright pink flamingos, hibiscus flowers, palm prints, bold colours, pineapples and more – that’s the totally tropical trend right there!

So, this week’s weekly wishlist is just that – our lovely totally tropical wishlist – all you need to fit in with our weirdly tropical summer weather!

Let’s start with flamingos. Who doesn’t love a pink flamingo. It’s not a totally tropical trend without flamingos, is it? So, how in love are we with H&M + t-shirt (£12.99) with the big, sparkly, shimmery sequin flamingo? Maybe don’t carry the fab Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams flamingo clutch (£20) at the same time, though. Or even the cute flamingo and palm tree print Floozie clutch (£20).

Flamingos are for everyone, and guys, you can wear these gorgeous pink birds on your feet thanks to these fab VANS @ Schuh (£50).

totally tropical trend weekly wishlistPalm trees are perfectly evocative of tropical islands. If you can’t get to a tropical island, then wear them round your neck thanks to this cute palm tree necklace at JOY (£10).

Tropical prints don’t need to be bold and bright of course. Over at GAP, youcan do tropical in black, white or grey. Crop trousers with a tropical leaf print are perfect for summer evenings (£14.99, were £29.95), and GAP’s canvas bag is a great summer beach accessory (£14.99, was £24.95).

Hibiscus flowers are bright and beautiful. Find them on swimshorts for guys (£12) at BHS, and bright and bold on a pretty dress (£55) at JOY.

BHS’s tropical scene vest (£14) is just perfect for summer days over denim shorts, in the heat of the city.

Finally, a tropical beach demands a totally tropical trend bikini – H&M’s bright bold pink side-tie bottoms (£7.99) and push-up bikini top (£12.99) will see you stand out on any beach. And New Look’s retro style high waisted bikini bottoms in a soft tropical print (£11.99), go perfectly with a quirky flounce style top (£14.99).

Totally tropical trend lover now, yeah?