5 Ways To Rock The Tropical Print Trend All Year Long

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Every summer, it seems we welcome with increasing fanfare a new variety of the tropical prints trend. Will this year be palm leaves or vintage Hawaiian? Ultra-girly hibiscus-printed dresses or menswear-inspired tropical button-ups? 

You don't have to keep up with all of the nuances to know that the tropical print trend is here to stay. And with a style so fun to wear, why should you only go for it in the summer? 

You can actually make the tropical trend work all year round, even if you don't happen to live on a breezy, sun-soaked island. The key is to pick a few items that give your outfit a fun pop of tropical flavour, or that will transition well from summer to the cooler months while still keeping the stylish theme alive. 

Here are a few options for making tropical prints work for you all year round.
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1. Accessorise

One way to always carry the tropical trend with you, no matter what time of year it is? By trying some stylish tropical-themed accessories! The palm leaf pattern makes for an effortlessly stylish  wallet, or you can try a  light-weight scarf in the same kind of pattern to add a hint of very on-trend breeziness to your outfit.
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2. Keep It On Your Feet

Another easily subtle yet effortlessly cool way of incorporating the tropical trend into your year-round wardrobe is to try a pair of island-inspired trainers on for size. TOMS makes a particularly fun variety in this year's pattern of the moment: the palm leaf print.
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3. Make It Office Appropriate

Want to really make Mondays more fun and start the work week off with a bang? We think a  tropical pencil skirt is exactly what you need! Just be sure to keep it office appropriate and stylish by opting for a tamer top and shoe selection. Remember, the golden rule of nailing the tropical trend is, less is more.
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4. Embrace Layers!

The tropical trend isn't just about swimming costumes and summer dresses. There are numerous options for keeping warm in the look, which work well for taking the trend into the autumn and winter. Try a  tropical print kimono for layering purposes once autumn rolls in, and you'll feel like you're still frolicking on a Hawaiian beach, no matter where you are!
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5. Try Muted Tones

Just because the name of the game is tropical, doesn't mean you have to wear the bright colours that usually come to mind when one thinks of typical island style. Take tropical prints into winter with more subdued tones, like a  black and white palm leaf print dress, to stay seasonally appropriate while still rocking the look of the tropics.
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WRITTEN BY:  wearesummers
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