One of the effective ways to style any body shape is with the use of prints. Prints have penetrated more and more high fashion collections in 2016. This season, Hawaiian tropical prints are the new It-thing!
The Latest Tropical Print Trend
If you feel that prints should be left to beach-wear, and don’t know how to use them in casual everyday outfits, start with some printed accessories.
Shoes are our favorite for the tropical print trend. Wear a bright pair of tropical print pumps and keep the rest of your outfit plain and casual. Or if you want something more laid-back, try these sneakers by Adidas. Similarly you can add tropical prints to your outfit with a scarf or even a sling bag.
If you want to make more of a statement, try something in muted tones, like these Tory Burch tapered pants. The print is super exaggerated with the right combination of colors giving it a very cool look.
Go head to toe with this print with a midi-dress. The key to work with gigantic loud prints is to have them like an artwork and not like a repetitive pattern, to keep the eye moving with interest. This Dolce & Gabbana dress ends with light ruffles, playing with the mermaid style in a really subtly way.
Print mixing was hands down one of the most popular trends of last year. In 2016, you can take this trend up a notch by breaking the print with a solid color panel or going in for a two piece matching print, like this co-ord set.
Be it summer or monsoon, a vacation or a beach-outing – a printed shirt is a fashion staple. They are so versatile and can be worn in many ways. Try one in tropical prints with shorts, culottes, over a dress, with jeans or knotted to make it look like a crop top.
Are you loving or hating this new tropical print trend of 2016? If you like it, let me know what piece you loved the best and how you plan to wear it in the comment section below !
Shazia Bargathullah is a regular freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is also a fashion design graduate from iNIFD. Her journey started with a keen visual eye, an interest in styling and a passion for design. She has an expertise in modest fashion and writes about makeup tips, beauty trends and runway-inspired fashion ideas. She is also the author of the blog Devil Wears Parda. For comments and feedback, please email [email protected]