Words by Kristina Pandolfino
With Summer just around the corner, things are beginning to get a little bit hotter (and we’re not just talking about temperatures!) During this time of the year not only do our shorts get shorter, our tops get tighter and our bodies look slimmer (hopefully), but our fashion attire blossoms and comes to life, shaking away those darker winter colours we’ve been dying to get rid of.
With new seasons come new fashion trends, and needles to say, Summer 2017 has a bunch of exciting trends that we simply can’t get enough of! Apart from super cool geometrical patterns, exciting textures and a 90’s spin that we absolutely adore, there is one particular fashion trend that we’re kinda obsessed with. Managed to suss it out? Yep, you guessed right, it’s the flamboyant TROPICAL PRINTS that top our list of favourites!
Our island is itself a paradise and an absolute gem, so heading down to the beach camouflaged in a blend of tropical prints is a great way to amplify our love for our beloved Maltese Summer. With bombastic blooms and paradisiac prints marking this season’s ready-to-wear attire, be prepared to give your Summer wardrobe a splash of colour and say aloha to a handful of feel-good floral prints.
To make you go that little bit loco, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite tropical pieces, all deserving a spot in your Summer wardrobe!
1. Kimchi Blue Palm Beach Strapless Playsuit
Embrace your inner 80’s beach babe with this strapless playsuit by Kimchi Blue. It’s cool blue hues and floral prints are bound to get you up and ready for your next tropical vacation. Pair this itsy-bitsy one piece with some gold metallic jewellery and get ready to jet set to the Pacific!
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2. ASOS Made In Kenya Ruffle Cami Dress In Tropical Floral Print
If you’re looking to spice things up, then this is the dress to go for! Its eclectic mix of tropical and geometrical designs are sure to make you stand out of the crowd. P.S – This dress is part of ASOS’ Made in Kenya Collection, featuring a handful of illustrations created by primary students which are printed upon beautiful garments under fair-trade principles.
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3. KNIGHT Pointy Espadrilles
If Frida Kahlo were to be joining you on your upcoming summer adventure, you’d be sure to find her rocking these super edgy espadrilles. If you’re into quirky patterns and are mesmerized by exciting textures, these pointy espadrilles are sure to tickle your fancy. Being slightly different from your average pair of espadrilles, these kicks are perfect for an evening event or a day at the office, and will surely elevate your outfit from simple to sophisticated just like that!
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4. Palazzo Trousers
Chilled vibes, late night escapades and cocktails by the seaside are only a few of the things we look forward to most in Summer. With most of our days being jam-packed with activities, and our constant fear of missing out on plans (who doesn’t suffer from FOMO nowadays?), these lose fit Palazzo trousers by Mango are the trousers you need to get a hold of. Their weightless feel and breezy design makes these trousers super comfortable, while their funky print is sure to take you from morning meetings to late night aperitifs in unparalleled style.
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5. Toucan Print Shorts
These toucan print shorts are great to get you ready for the tropical heat and the endless days at the beach that lie ahead! It’s chaotic mix of florals, forests and avian creatures make these shorts as playful as can be, while adding touch of femininity in the most effortless way possible. If you’re feeling adventurous, pair these up with a couple of contrasting prints and bouts of chunky accessories to really get you in the Summer mood!
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There you have it, five of our favourite pieces that just ooze Vacay-Vibes! And well, even if you’re not going on vacation anytime soon, these tropical pieces are sure to help turn your Summer dream into a close reality.