Prints are associated with warm weather — blooming wildflowers for a garden lunch, swirling paisley for a getaway, a mash-up of artistic forms for living alfresco. Playful designs feel timeless this time of year, no matter where you wear them. We’re seeing enhanced variations on tie-dye, prepped-up scarf patterns, vibrant tropical flowers, and handcrafted motifs in the newest designer offerings for spring/summer. Looks like tropical patterns are going to be the talk this season!
The go-to pattern for the season is tropical rather than what you’d typically find at your neighborhood flower store. A flurry of designers in New York adorned their clothing with hibiscus blossoms and palm foliage. Vaquera, a label to keep an eye on, even went so far as to print a spoof surf store logo on a T-shirt.
Tropical patterns are also gaining popularity in Milan. Sure, you could wait six months for these designer products to hit the market, but this hot trend is now available at your local surf store.
The tropical pattern trend fits right in with the TikTok universe’s “coconut girl aesthetic,” a nod to beach culture and films like “Aquamarine” and “Holiday in the Sun.”
It’s no surprise that people are drawn to these vintage beachy aesthetics and vivid hues. After a year of sweatpants, there’s obviously a want to go a bit extra and make a statement with our clothes, as with other recent fads. And after so much tension, uncertainty, and confinement, we’re all looking forward to a holiday.
Leaf trends, especially, are hot this season. There are as many leaf prints as there are flower designs, ranging from banana leaves to palm prints to tropical patterns. For those who want to completely embrace the season, there are enormous designs in every hue of the rainbow, as well as more modest alternatives in ditsy patterns, pastel colors, and monochromatics.
To make the most of the beachy vibes of big leaf patterns, choose a more fitting shape or combine it with more polished items. Or go all out and embrace the tropical look—after all, it is summer. A maxi dress with a leaf design is ideal for hot summer days and evenings. Finish off any look with a floppy hat, straw purse, and maybe a side braid for the ideal summer-in-the-city ensemble.
Tropical print summer dresses, as well as its top, skirt, pants, and accessory equivalents, are more flexible than you would imagine. Sleek, elegant silhouettes guarantee that this MVP trend is appropriate for occasions other than the beach! To add some urban edge, wear a leaf pattern dress with white sneakers and a denim jacket, or match a palm print skirt with a basic tee and polished slingback shoes. Tassel
If you want to be safe, get a neutral-colored shirt with a subdued palm design and pair it with your favorite bottoms, which may range from cut-offs to chinos and even wide-leg pants. Muted colors are highly flexible and may give you a laid-back appearance. Choose a button-down shirt with a tiny palm tree pattern and pair it with torn denim shorts and flat shoes. You could wear a bright but yet neutral shirt and slip it into your skinnies. If you want to seem like a true fashionista, then add a leopard print belt. By the way, any suede or brown accessories look fantastic with this design.
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