How to wear the tropical trend
Tropical prints are unsurprisingly huge for the summer.
Helping everyone to get into the warmer temperatures, bright stripes, tropical blooms and palm tree prints are a season staple.
Team prints with bright, block accent colours to really make your summer wardrobe pop with colour and reflect the sun.
And don’t forget to embrace embellishment for accessories to add the feel of forgotten holiday trinkets to finish the look.
Tropical fashion trend: Try a crochet co-ord
Bright stripes are key for Summer 2018 and nothing says ‘holiday wardrobe’ like some fantastic crochet shorts.
This gorgeous co-ord from Stradivarius is the perfect day to evening pairing.
Pop on this great top and shorts combo for a day of holiday exploration before adding this amazing bold tasseled jacket from River Island to dress this look up for the evening.
Slide into some on trend mules in a colour popping hue and add one of this seasons famed wicker bags to seal the deal.
Jacket, £60, River Island; Top, £17.99 and Shorts £19.99, both Stradivarius; Bag £49, Monsoon; Shoes £19.50, Marks and Spencer; Earrings, £14, River Island; Bangles, £12.99 for pack of 2, H&M
How to wear the tropical trend: Try palm prints
Tropical prints are all over the high street this season.
Look for palm prints and bold leaf designs to make this fun summer print trend work.
A great one for holidays, look for light and comfy fabrics and avoid print clash by choosing a bold accent colour to team your print with.
Embellished and embroidered bags usher in an idea of holiday shopping finds, so look for one of this summer’s beautifully crafted bags to give your look a relaxed and hand crafted aesthetic.
Add a pair of bold tasseled earrings, which are all the rage this season.
Top, £13.99, Shein; Skirt, £25, V by Very; Necklace, £12.99, Stradivarius; Earrings, £10, Bag, £29, both Accessorize; Shoes, £49, Faith at Debenhams
How to wear the tropical trend: Printed Blazer
Florals are always popular for the Spring/Summer period, but this season bloom prints have had a rather tropical make over.
Rather than opting for a floral dress, try out these truly tropical prints on more masculine silhouettes to add a new twist to an old staple.
We love this tailored, River Island floral print jacket.
Use a statement jacket to take a cute and bright playsuit from beach to bar in a flash.
Jacket, £60, Earrings, £12, Necklace, £16 (set of two), all River Island; Playsuit, £16.99, Shein; Shoes, £89, Guess
How to wear the tropical trend: double prints
Unsurprisingly this tropical style draws inspiration from sunnier climes.
We love this netted bag from ASOS, the perfect beach style statement.
Try clashing a more neutral and muted print with a brighter shade for a really relaxed, holiday style.
Layer up those bangles and embrace tasseled and hoop earrings for on trend accessories.
Top, £48.96, Madeleine; Trousers, £20.99, Shein; Bangles, £8 for 2, Accessorize; Earring, £10, V by Very; Shoes, £32, River Island; Bag, £8, Asos
How to wear the tropical trend: smart shorts
Keep it tonal, team leafy green prints with tonal pieces for a smart and cohesive way to trial the tropical trend.
Swap your winter blue blazer for a striking emerald hue, like this jacket by J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams.
We’ve added a splash of sunshine yellow in the form of this gorgeous Lipsy top and kept in the mustard hue with accessories to allow the leaf print to really stand out.
Top, £24, Lipsy at Next; Jacket, £69, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams; Shorts, £15.99, New Look; Shoes, £29.99, New Look; Earring, £3, Primark; Bag, £45.36, Menbur at Amazon
How to wear the tropical trend: maxi dresses
Maxi dresses are an obvious pairing for a tropical print.
This cold shoulder dress with pink florals from Red Herring at Debenhams is a great holiday day look.
Don’t forget to add a pair of oversized shades to battle the summer sun.
These gorgeous mint green framed glasses from River Island are super stylish.
Finish off with some of this summer’s favourite embellished accessories such as pom pom decorated clutch or some tasseled sandals.
Dress, £32, Red Herring at Debenhams; Earrings, £3, Primark; Sunglasses, £16, River Island; Shoes, £15, George; Bag, £14, George
How to wear the tropical trend: printed trousers
Go sporty with these great go faster striped trousers.
Still in keeping with the tropical vibes, these printed trousers from Stradivarius tie two trends into one.
Sports luxe has continued to be a key catwalk trend but a summer vibe with a bold leafy print.
We have picked the orange from the side stripe as our key pairing colour, with this cute and versatile peplum tee from New Look.
Finish off with these amazing cute out sandals from Guess in metallic gold for a really great evening look.
Top, £12.99, New Look; Trousers, £19.99, Stradivarius; Sunglasses, £16, Red Herring at Debenhams; Earrings, £10, Debenhams; Shoes, £89, Guess; Bangle £15.00, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams
Stylist: Rivkie Baum
Photographer: Roberto Aguilar
Hair and Make Up: Jenny Morrell
Model: Taina at Milk management
Photography Assistant: Agne Monti
Location: Archer Street bar in the heart of Soho, perfect for a fun night out with friends or to exclusively hire for your upcoming tropical-inspired summer party, the Antigua and Barbuda Beach Shack offers a sizzling combination of upbeat music, colourful cocktails, delicious Antiguan snacks and real pure white sand to sink your feet into. archerstreet.co.uk
Accessorize – 020 3372 3050, accessorize.com (m)
Amazon – amazon.co.uk
ASOS – 020 7756 1000, asos.com (m)
Debenhams – 0344 561 6161, debenhams.com (m)
George at Asda – 0800 952 3003, direct.asda.com (m)
Guess – guess.eu
H&M – 0344 736 9000, hm.com (m)
Lipsy – 0333 777 8000, next.co.uk (m)
Madeleine – 0333 400 0400, madeleine.co.uk (m)
Marks & Spencer – 0333 014 8000, marksandspencer.com (m)
Monsoon – 020 3372 3050, monsoon.co.uk (m)
New Look – 0344 499 6690, newlook.com (m)
Primark – 0118 960 6300, primark.com
River Island – 03445 766 444, riverisland.com (m)
Shein – shein.co.uk
Stradivarius – 0808 234 02 11 stradivarius.com
Very – 0344 822 2321, very.co.uk (m)