ISLAND BREEZE / The tropical trend
This spring, the smell of warm sand and coconut made their way from the tropics to our busy busy cities. The runways, the streets, see how the island trend is taking over the season.
We all know it, even if we love our all black outfits, Spring/Summer makes you wanna go fresh and fall for colors, but this spring things get wild.
Wild as the tropical forest and the all over prints, the Aloha look takes its roots from the beauty and diversity of nature. Imagine an endless white sand beach at noon and the shadows of palm trees, flowers with colours so bright that you can’t take your eyes off them.
The trend also refers strongly to the west coast and the surfers, their laid back attitude and hawaiian shirts.
And think about the ultimate island girl: Brooke Shields in 80′s “Blue Lagoon”.
Sometimes trends just come out of nowhere and whitin two weeks you see the whole city getting obssessed with a colour or an accessory.
But for this season we got a warning from the shows, the Tropics are on !
Balmain take the flowers and mix them with gold, the island girl is here taking a trip to Vegas, in her suitcase: sex appeal and confidence. Meanwhile at Givenchy, the prints make our heads spin, adding spice to an ultra chic goth look, and Burberry Prorsum plays with strong colours that take us to far away lands, where the sun always shines.
Now the sun may not always shine in our cities but that’s the fun of the islands trend: let’s see how the tropics get downtown….
HOW TO WEAR THE TROPICS?
First you have to remember the mood of the tropics: TAKE IT EASY! The Aloha trend is not to be taken too seriously meaning that the point is here to put some colours on and live your life as an everyday hollyday (but don’t forget to go to work!).
To do so, choose how you wanna play it. Like Beyonce, you can choose to go for a casual chic style, a blouse with printed trousers (Stella Mc Cartney) and neon heels. It’s easy it’s fresh and works for day and night.
As Jessie J you can scream tropics and wear it from head to toe, perfect to get attention and show how confident you are with your style.
And if you prefer to play with color blocks do as shown by this stylish stranger spotted by the expert eye of the Sartorialist.