Paradise Prints

by Farra

Prints are one of many elements of fashion that are hugely subjective and trend-driven.  I tend to buy printed items at cheaper, trendy mass retailers such as Forever 21 and H&M because I’m usually sick of the fabric within months.  This will undoubtedly be the case with the Hawaiian and tropical prints that are popping up on the runway (see: Stella McCartney Resort 2012) and in stores.  It’s all about palm trees, pineapples, toucans, and (mainly) hibiscus flowers.  A step beyond regular florals, these prints are a tad quirky, beyond reminiscent of Tommy Bahama, and make me really realize how badly I need a vacation.

What do you think?  Are Hawaiian and tropical prints a do or a major don’t?

Clockwise from top left:

Thakoon Addition Draped Printed Jersey Dress // Marc by Marc Jacobs Havana Printed Silk-Satin Top // Miss Selfridge Tropical Cut Out Back Shirt // Oasis Tropical Cherry Crop Jeans // Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra Ankle Cuff Pump // Lanvin Swarovski Crystal Charm Necklace // Topshop Tropical Mirror Print Shorts // Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex Box Clutch // Zara Asymmetric Chiffon Skirt