5 Ways to Wear: Tropical Prints

Evoking visions of sun-soaked summers, this season’s tropical prints combine hibiscus flowers, lush palm leaves and parrots with a hit of exotic colour. Here are five ways to wear the boldest – and brightest – trend of SS17.

The Cami

Sandy Tropical Cami, £39 | Skye Mid-Rise Capri, £39 | Katy Sporty Sandal, £29

A warm weather style essential, the summer cami gets a new season overhaul with parrot prints and tiers of frills. Continue the tropical flavour with crisp white denim that’s cropped just above the ankle, and show off holiday-ready pedicures with strappy metallic sandals.


The Midi Dress

Sandy Tropical Halter Midi, £99 | Slinky Clasp Bracelet, £8 | Fenella Fringe Sandal, £39

Encapsulate the vibrancy of the season in this printed red midi dress, elevated with rows of feminine frills. The tie-up halterneck design and exposed back are perfect for showing off sun-kissed skin, while the nipped-in peplum waist adds form-flattering definition. Make sure all eyes stay firmly on the dress with effortless accessories – we think a simple gold bracelet and black sandals should do the trick.


The Sun Dress

Sandy Tropical Cotton Sundress, £59 | Patricia Parrot Bag, £45 | Ariana Lace Up Sandal, £59

Style yourself for endless days in the heat with this tropical-print sun dress, designed with a flattering 1950s-inspired silhouette with a knotted detail on the neckline. Boost its statement-making status with a parrot-embellished tote bag and bright, block-heeled sandals with lace-up ankles.


The Jumpsuit

Sandy Tropical Jumpsuit, £69 | Slinky Drop Earrings, £8 | Emma Block Heel Mules, £49

Tick off two trends at once with this tropical-print jumpsuit – we love how the vivid flora and fauna stands out against the black backdrop. The sweetheart neckline and defined waist create an instantly flattering fit, further enhanced by the wide-leg silhouette. Style it with black block-heeled mules for a leg-lengthening effect, and finish the look with gold drop earrings.


The Top

Parrot Smocking Top, £39 | Delilah Denim Shorts, £29 | Emilia Pom Pom Sandal, £45

Taking a more understated stance on the trend, this black parrot-print top will slot easily into your SS17 wardrobe. Team this high-necked, smocked style with faded denim shorts, swapping to your trusty skinnies on cooler days. Pick out the vibrant fuchsia tones of the print with a pair of pom-pom sandals in the same shade.


The Accessories

Georgia Geometric Tote, £29 | Patricia Parrot Pouch, £29 | Taylor Lace Up Low Block Heel, £59 | Tamara Suede Tassel Heel, £49

If you want to take on the tropics in more subtle doses, then look to the accessories. From woven totes and embellished clutches with statement tassels, to block heels in paradisal palettes, there are so many ways to try the trend for SS17.