As I look out of the office window at this very moment, all I see is white. Big white flakes of snow are falling and I can’t help but think how fun the commute home will be tonight. But to distract myself, I’m envisioning white sandy beaches, frozen fruity (and boozy) drinks, sun-kissed skin, and the sweet smell of sunscreen. One can dream, right?
It’s not just my mind that’s longing for the tropics; warm color palettes and prints are a hot trend for the upcoming S/S15 season. Many designers have been embracing palm prints, and with that trend has come a surge in tropical colour schemes. I’m not complaining.
Bright lemons, wild fuchsias, punchy oranges, and oceanic teals bring an unmistakable energy to wardrobes when worn together. If you’re looking to kick-start your vacation early, look for patterns which incorporate at least three tropical colors in fun prints. We can see these colours looking beautiful on painterly, floral, striped, and of course, tropical patterns. A loose fitting tropical tee tucked into some dark-wash jeans would make the perfect warm-summer night outfit, and would be sure to make a bold statement. This upcoming season, don’t shy away from colour!