We've seen waves of the floral trend and tireless re-iterations of it spring after spring. To quote one fictional editrix Miranda Priestley: "Florals for spring?! Groundbreaking." This season, however, I find myself gravitating to the tropical hothouse flowers that are striking a match on the trend front. Vogue snapped model-of-the-moment Iman Hammam with sensational supermodel Liya Kebede in prints worthy of far-flung island-hopping, rather than prep-school bar-hopping - I mean, those Lilly Pulitzer florals must die like John Tucker.
Perhaps it's the Prada Effect. Miss Miuccia sent out sweaty supermods adorning huffy Hawaiian florals for her Resort Collection back in June of last year, nodding to the retro glamour of the 1950s and poking at typical drab vacation attire and elevating it into something extraordinary. Miuccia has a knack for this and almost a year later, this knack has trickled down to your wardrobes. Zara has unleashed a veritable take on tropical with a jumpsuit boasting the print. Pair with vivaciou earrings, a raffia clutch and subdued Lurex-laced strappy sandals and you are ready for vacation to St. Barths. Or for a cocktail on the Upper East Side. Pick your poison and shop below:
Jumpsuit by Zara
Earrings by Bauble Bar
Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sandals by Delman