Pack A Hawaiian Punch In These Tropical-Inspired Pieces
Though Hawaiian shirts were once the kitschy hallmark of the stereotypical tourist, an altogether more sophisticated kind of island fever has recently won over the fashion world. Splashy tropical prints in a vibrant colour palette--think: zippy tangerines, ocean blues, and punchy pinks--have flooded designer runways and red carpets alike. At last month’s South by Southwest Film Festival Spring Breakers premiere in Austin, Selena Gomez channeled the trend in a feminine, flirtatious way, wearing Dolce & Gabbana’s abbreviated Cotton Print Top (part of a two-piece set that retails for $1045) with a high-waisted Orange Cotton Stretch Pencil Skirt ($840) from the S/S 13 collection. Meanwhile, Mara Hoffman’s Beaded Flat Top ($216) and Gypsy Skirt ($264), also from S/S 13, featured a more literal interpretation of the Hawaiian trend. This Look We Love couldn’t be more perfect for warm spring and summer days, so check out our picks and say aloha to these fun styles.
Equipment Leandra Tropical Print Shirt ($218)
Leave it to Equipment to come up with a fresh and incredibly chic take on the Hawaiian shirt. We’d style it with crisp white jeans and brown wedge heels.
Ray-Ban Leather Trimmed Sunglasses ($268)
Ray-Ban’s tinted shades are a little bit sweet, thanks to flamingo pink lenses, while leather-trimmed frames give them a touch of edge.
Sandro Tiare Sweatshirt ($235)
Tell everyone where you wish you’d rather be in Sandro’s cute sweater. Pair it with denim cutoffs and gladiator sandals, and you’ll be ready for a day at the beach.
Twisty Parallel Universe Palm Print Skater Skirt ($472)
This girly skirt in a powerhouse print is a shortcut to paradise. Just balance its voluminous shape with a fitted, tucked-in top.
Juicy Couture Small Oval Drop Earrings ($42) in Yellow
Juicy Couture’s brightly coloured baubles are the perfect accent for all these colourful pieces, but they’re understated enough for everyday wear too.
Kimchi Blue Palm Print Fold-Over Clutch ($29)
Take island-inspired prints beyond the beach with this bold clutch, which will instantly punch up your going-out ensembles.
Stubbs & Wootton for J.Crew Classic Linen Slippers ($400)
Whether you’re sipping mai-tais poolside or meeting friends for brunch, finish off your look with these playful slippers.
Joe’s Jeans Palm Beach High Water Jeans ($179)
A colourful palm print lends these cropped skinnies a hint of exotic appeal. Team them with a silky blouse and heels for your next GNO--or luau!
Mara Hoffman runway image, courtesy of Mara Hoffman; photo of Selena Gomez, courtesy of Getty Images.