Print Trends – Tropical Splash

Tropical and Island Inspired prints for Spring and Summer 2014

Tropical and Island inspired prints are refreshing style treats to incorporate into your spring / summer looks. Here are some of my favorite tropical and Island inspired looks from the SS 2014 runway shows and streets. Hope this serves as an inspiration on how to incorporate this beautiful trend into your spring / summer looks to infuse some zesty island and tropical flavor.



Floral Fantasy – Dolce & Gabbana, Bibhu Mohapatra


Tropical Embellished – No. 21, Vogue Australia


Tropical Embellished – Aquilano. Rimondi, Blonde Salad


Stripe and Teal – Roland Mouret, Roland Mouret

Tropical stripe SS 2014

Zesty Stripes – Mother of Pearl, Mother of Pearl

Tropical Stripes - Bibhu Mohapatra, Alberta Ferretti

Tropical Stripes – Bibhu Mohapatra, Alberta Ferretti


Coral Crush – MSGM, MSGM

Aquilano Rimondi, Hermes Spring 2014

Coral Crush – Aquilano Rimondi, Hermes


Wildly Tropical   – Vogue Australia, Just Cavalli


Tropical Check In – Tracy Reese, Just Cavalli


Tropical Jungle – Vogue Australia, River Island Spring Lookbook


Tropical Safari – Hermes, Tommy Hilfiger


Tropical Blues – Just Cavalli, MSGM


Tropical Sport – Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger


Tropical Sport – Just Cavalli, Vogue Australia

Tropical Leaf - Fausto Puglisi, Fausto Puglisi

Tropical Leaf – Fausto Puglisi, Fausto Puglisi


Tropical Leaf – Viva Luxury, Michael Kors


Some of the designer shows you can use as inspiration to create your tropical and Island inspired looks for this Spring / Summer include: Fausto Puglisi, No. 21, Aquilano Rimondi, Alberta Ferretti, Just Cavalli, Hermes, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Mother of Pearl. The unique details and mixed themes used to craft pieces in these collections inject an air of freshness and newness to this dreamy summer print. What are your favorite tropical / island inspired looks from the SS 2014 runway shows? How would you style a piece with this print? 


Image Credits –


Vogue Australia


The Blonde Salad

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” Donna Karan


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  12 comments for “Print Trends – Tropical Splash

  1. May 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Tropical prints are so much fun for the summer. it’s like you can infuse a little getaway into your wardrobe without leaving home 🙂 I like the look of those tropical leaf print skirts. I think less is really more when it comes to styling a tropical themed piece.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • June 3, 2014 at 2:02 am

      It does infuse a getaway spirit which is great for people who need a tropical escape but can’t leave home. I love the look of leaf prints too. Also agree on the “less is more” concept. 🙂

  2. May 31, 2014 at 2:39 am

    My favorites are the first two and the last Michael Kors. Very subtle.

    • June 3, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Agree. They are pretty classic looking and that’s what I love about them. I also love trendy unusual details but don’t like the idea of discarding them after the season is over. I think annabelle looks gorgeous in the cape sleeved tropical print dress and love the no. 21 dress on chiara (she made it cochella perfect). 🙂

  3. May 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    love tropical prints, a great post 🙂

    • June 3, 2014 at 2:17 am

      I loved the tropical shoes and watermelon print top you posted on your blog. Very refreshing take on the trend 🙂

  4. nikesh
    June 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Excellent and gorgeous collections, my favorite coral crush and tropical blue they are beautifully designed.

    • June 3, 2014 at 2:18 am

      They are fun and colorful. I love ocean blues and ocean inspired prints..a hint of coral would be nice. Thanks for sharing your views 🙂

  5. June 7, 2014 at 2:40 am

    The Vogue Australia shoot had such beautiful pieces! I also love the large scale of the print in Biphu’s piece above. It has been a while but i hope you are well dear!

    little luxury list formerly Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  6. June 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I noticed this trend as well, but I love your compilation, it makes me want a dress with this kind of print even more!! Great post!

    Have a great week,
    Mary x

  7. June 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    tropical prints always make me want to get the soonest plane ticket to a beachy paradise 🙂

  8. July 17, 2014 at 12:11 am

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