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How to Rock Vacation Prints

August 4, 2017
By Cailyn Cox
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As we head into summer there are only two things on our mind: glorious weather and vacations. Which is probably why we are so into the new vacation prints trend.

When we say vacation prints we're talking about everything from cute little palm tree motifs (which were seen on the runways of Victoria Beckham), to exotic flowers (as seen on the runways of Tibi, Ports 1961 and Altuzarra). No matter what the print, it's all about an explosion of color and a daring mix of holiday-inspired images.

These prints have covered a wide range of styles, some loose-fitting like maxi dresses, and others more fitted like pencil skirts, and flute skirts paired with a bralette. However, the best look, in our opinion, is the more flowy clothing like ruffled off-the-shoulder tops, wide legged jumpsuits and maxi dresses — because you want to feel relaxed as if you were on vacation, and these pieces reflect that.

However, don't think that you have to be headed to a tropical destination to wear these prints, because, unlike so many other print trends, the vacation prints are actually extremely wearable in a variety of different settings.

While designers favored print co-ordinates or two different printed separates — mixing and matching prints can look really great, but it limits the amount of places you can wear it because it's incredibly chaotic and therefore eyecatching, so this is one look you'll want to avoid wearing in the office — these looks can be harder to pull off in an every day setting. If you want to be able to wear these prints everywhere, from a summer cocktail party to the office, then we recommend starting with wearing one key piece, like a tropical print skirt, and keep the rest of your wardrobe minimal — for example, you can wear it with a plain white T-shirt (white is a color that really tends to complement these prints) and then wear shoes that match the colors in the print.
If you want to create a more sophisticated look, layer with a white or cream blazer.
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