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Island dressing for when you’re NOT on a holiday

Tropical prints are a fun way to break out of your everyday uniform dressing. Reminiscent of a far-off exotic vacation, this season designers have given a nod to equatorial prints. As seen on the Resort 2016 collections of Stella McCartney, Fendi, Thakoon and Marc Jacobs, an alluring mix of palm trees, bold botanical motifs, and birds of paradise are all set to invade your wardrobe. Even if you can’t make it to an island this summer, you can wear these prints every day of the week. We tell you five ways to wear the trend when you’re not on a holiday


Pair it with Stripes | Stripes are the new neutrals these days. Pair up your tropical print button-down with a monochromatic striped skirt. Keep your accessories neutral.


Team it up with Basics | Basic colours and shapes in black, white, grey and beige will help tone down your look, like teaming white t-shirt with a palm-print skirt or a black pencil skirt with a floral top. You can also layer a white shirt under a tropical print dress.


Print on Print Mayhem | An unexpected way to style these prints is by pairing it up with animal print accessories. A leopard print clutch with a Hawaiian-print skirt.


Layer it up with a blazer | Try this look for your work wardrobe. You can wear a formal blazer over a tropical print dress. Complete your look with a pair of brogues for a smart, casual vibe.


Play with Fabrics | Mix it up with different materials like denim, lace, satin or leather to make an edgy statement. Three ways to wear a tropical print skirt - with a leather bustier, a lace crop-top or a denim shirt.

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