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Tropical Prints That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re on Vacation

tropical prints on the spring 2014 runway

MSGM, Just Cavalli, Hussein Chalayan Spring 2014; images: IMAXtree

No time to plan your trip down south? No worries! The fastest way to feel like you are vacationing in the lush Caribbean is to embrace tropical prints that provide your own oasis right in your backyard. Get a taste of island life and all it has to offer by injecting hothouse florals and exotic palm tree prints into your warm weather wardrobe to heat up any festivity this summer. Not a far stretch from the Bermuda shorts trend, tropical prints spread their wings, trees, leaves, peaks, flowers and colors all throughout the runway.

Somewhere between outdated beach house upholstery and Florida snowbirds, bold tropical prints got a bad rap, but thanks to designers like Prada, Marc Jacobs, MSGM and Aquilano.Rimondi, botanical blooms are having their moment in the sun. Hawaiian-style hibiscus florals dominated the collection of Marc Jacobs, while Fausto Puglisi embraced the palm with trees scattered on everything from button-up blouses to thigh-slit dresses. 

Feeling the heat of this tropical wave yet? Check out our coolest curated collection of tropicana inspiration and palm print pieces to shop now. Aloha!