In the Mood for...Tropical Fever

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Tropical prints are nothing new in the beachwear world, but designer's seemed to up the ante for the 2014 Resort collections, breathing a bolder and edgier breath of fresh air into the age-old Hawaiian floral.

 

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From left: Jason Wu used chiffon beaded palm leaves to create a shadow of the motif, lending a uniquely mysterious air to a typical print. At Peter Pilotto, where printed dresses reign supreme, lush tropical florals were given a modern Asian spin. And at Reed Krakoff, the print was abstract and artistic, striking a balance between hard-lined modernity and traditional femininity.

 

And on a personal note, things are changing a little around StyleOnHigh. If you're wondering where the old Eye It/Buy It/DIY It post is, it hasn't entirely gone away, but with a couple months of blogging under my belt, I thought it was time for a little evaluation and a makeover. From now on I'll be working on a different trend each week and posting about that style throughout the week. So if you're a fan of the 50 Under $50 and the DIY projects (which I hope you are!) they'll be coming up later in the week, as well as some head-to-toe looks for less and some new features. And then next week will be whole new trend. So I hope you like the new format, and as always, comments/suggestions are more than welcome!

 

Check back in tomorrow for some more ways to add a tropical twist to your wardrobe!

 

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