Monday, April 7, 2014

How to wear tropical island prints

island life

After a wicked winter, this spring we are ready to jump right into warm weather, fruity drinks, bright colors and warm breezes.  It seems like an island-inspired element always surfaces in the spring, but this time around, I feel that it's especially strong.

Don't you love the vintage feel of tropical prints? Palm fronds, colorful fruit, birds of paradise...

Ok, so you don't want to look like a dorky tourist on a 3 hour tour?  The trick to this is to pick one element at a time and pair with neutral basics for a casual-with-a-quirk feel.  The hat alone with a basic grey tee and jeans is just cheeky enough, and you won't look silly. 

If you're not ready to wear the island trend yourself, maybe your couch is?  I included a great tropical bird pillow from West Elm if you're wardrobe wants to stay on dry land.

What's your favorite piece?  How would you style this tropical vibe?


  1. I love your blog! Great picks. I love those sandals, they look chic and comfortable!

  2. Thank you! I'm excited to grab a pair of comfy sandals this spring. Thanks for reading! :)

  3. Thanks! Makes me want some lemonade.... :P

  4. LOVING this post! I love the bright citrus colors! And that hat is too perfect! I think I need! :)

  5. me too! :)


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