One of my favorite aspects of Prada’s Spring 2010 collection was the unexpected retro beach prints. Who could have known that an ombre pink tropical print could look so chic? Tropical printed fabric is a great way toadd a unique pop of color to any piece, whether it’s a dress or just a pair of sunglasses. Do you own any tropical print clothing? What do you pair it with?
Tips for Making it Work:
- You can get away with any tropical print – just pay attention to the fabric! If Prada’s collection proves anything, it’s that tropical printed silks are chic, modern and office-appropriate. On the flip side, that same print would come across very differently on a cotton or jersey garment. So for this trend, find a print that you love and take your cues from the fabric and texture when mixing and matching for specific occasions.
- In addition to the material, fit and style play an important part in pulling off Hawaiian prints. Even if you love a print, if it’s splashed across a short-sleeved button-up, you will probably still end up looking like a middle-aged tourist. However, a fitted tank or dress in the same fabric will look fresh and young.