Unless you live on an island or have found a way to *safely and comfortably* travel somewhere tropical, most of us are spending this summer a little differently. Many Americans are taking road trips, hiking, renting a cabin in the mountains or by a lake, having picnics at the park. I definitely miss my summers visiting Southeast Asia – lounging at a resort in Bali or enjoying water activities on the beautiful beaches of Thailand, soaking up the culture and enjoying the tropics. This year, we’re reimagining the tropical experience through fashion and home accessories. If we can’t go there, we can bring it here right? Tropical prints are a sunny, refreshing alternative to the florals we wear all year round. Think large palm leaves, pineapples, and mimosas. Here are our favorite picks if you’re looking to embrace vacation mode wherever you are.
We love an adorable mini smocked dress like this one. If you are looking to incorporate tropical vibes into your wardrobe, you don’t need to go for bright greens and large palm leaves. A piece like this embraces the trend in a subtle way while still remaining fresh, cute, and vacation festive.
There are a variety of tropical-inspired phone cases on Amazon but we love how this one offers extra protection, has a clear backing so you can still see your phone, and mixes in green with gold (a gorgeous color combo). Available in 6 other patterns totally worth checking out.