Last summer is the first time in a while I remember seeing tropical palm prints that didn’t automatically come on men’s Hawaiian shirts.
It seemed the fashion industry was finally able to embrace the tropical look, without making you feel like you had to be at a Jimmy Buffett concert in order to do so.
Which is good, ’cause I’m not a Jimmy Buffett fan.
But I am a fan of tropical prints and tropical colors, which is why I practically ran to Lane Bryant when I saw an advertisement with this skirt. And thank goodness I high-tailed it there, because my nearby store only had one skirt — ONE — even though they had a floor-to-ceiling photo of Ashley Graham wearing the skirt in their window.
And thank goodness the 18/20 fit … but then, what to wear with it?
I picked up a solid T or two, one which I bought as another look for the skirt, but when I saw this pretty palm print T, I knew this was the look I wanted to put together.
I’m trying to mix prints more often, and this worked in a subtle, yet impactful way, in my opinion. I love mixing florals and stripes — it’s an easy pairing to make — so palm fronds and stripes seemed like a no-brainer. And thankfully the colors of the skirt — which I liken to a big bowl of rainbow sherbet — appeared in the T, too.
My friend Sherri took these photos before a personal style workshop I co-hosted with Christina of PinkLux. Our venue — a creative space in Woodlawn in east Birmingham — has this fun mural painted on the back wall. So what’s a fashion blogger to do? Hold an impromptu photoshoot, of course! Hence, the little wrinkles in my skirt. But it’s all-natural, all-me!
Do you like bright, tropical colors and prints for summer?