One of the most unique trends of the moment is the tropical trend. I already posted on street trends picking up on the Hawaiian style prints but now the high street giants have adopted the style too. This trend has been big throughout the summer but I want to stress that it is not disappearing quite yet, put the shorts to the back and bring out the trousers - keeping the tropics alive!
I purchased a gorgeous pair from Motel. The first thing I've noticed is that they can be so diverse! You can put on a pair of nude or black heels and all of a sudden they are glam, or you could stick on some sandals and they are summer casual wear. The pinky shade is very complimentary in the summer when your skin is bronzing and the turned up bottom is ideal for the warmer weather. They are not thick jeans, instead a soft jean fabric ideal for spring through to autumn.
When i first saw these leaf printed Topshop pieces I instantly fell in love. They included a jumpsuit, shorts and a top. I really wanted the shorts as they were high waisted, floaty and incredibly flattering on a curvier figure like my own. Problem was, many other Topshop fans found this as-well as size 10's disappeared like hot cakes! The bold leaf pattern with quite a narrow colour palette is more unique as it stands out from the standard tropical floral patterns.
Below is a gorgeous pair of tropical trousers by Kookai and sold also on ASOS. These tropical beauties are another pair of trousers that can be worn in many diverse ways. Other items are sold in the range to accompany the trousers. The array of colours in contrast to the Topshop jumpsuit is amazing, the different shades of greens with the blues, reds and pinks really add a great touch and make these trousers stand out from the crowd. I like the cigarette cut and the fitting to the leg although I usually like to wear skinny fit. The pocket framing adds an extra contrasting touch and the pattern is both detailed and seasonal.
I have shown below an example of some slightly more expensive palm tree trousers, by Michael Kors. I love the simple yet effective pattern seen on these jeans, making them stand out from other pairs. There is quite a lot of white showing through, drawing attention to the intricate detailing. The jeans are a skinny cut and made for the more 'leggy' woman, looking great with heels or boots.
Finally, a bold attempt from River Island, probably my least favourites due to the colour combination. I like brighter and paler colours for summer trends rather than the use of black and rich colours. I like the pattern and the yellow leaf is an approach we haven't seen on any of the others. They are a harem pant style, ideal material for leaving the summer and meeting the autumn.