The latest and greatest addition to the fashion world’s ever-growing print trend will either make you really upset that you’re not on vacation… or just help you live out your dream getaway – vicariously through your wardrobe! I couldn’t help but notice paradise-inspired patterns popping up in various stores lately – from Zara and Forever 21 to online retailers like Shopbop and Nasty Gal – and while they were a bit difficult to relate to in the earlier, chillier months of 2013, now that spring is officially right around the corner, I’m ready to embrace them! Fitted tank dresses, floaty tanks and tees, and even festive blazers – tropical prints serve to add a healthy dose of bold, bright color in a way that’s a bit less basic than last year’s neon color-blocking frenzy. Part of me is a little bit bitter that I can’t take the time off to hit the beach in person, but if nothing else, these tropical prints are bound to brighten up anyone’s day!
– Alexandra Gambardella, The Find