Mixing Business with Pleasure

If you’ve stopped by recently, you may have noticed that tropical prints are currently having a moment here on Sun Fun Fashion.  From tropical flowers and flamingos, to this gorgeous palm print you see below, this summer I’m gravitating towards prints a bit more “groundbreaking” than just florals.

Although the length and shape of this skirt make it adequately work appropriate, the tropical print can make it appear more like resort wear than work wear.  So how do you wear fun tropical prints to work while still showing everyone you mean business?  Well, all you have to do is mix a little bit of business with pleasure.

Pairing a tropical print with a more subdued work wardrobe staple, such as a solid blazer or cape balances out the bold print, making it work-ready. Another tip when wearing tropical prints to work (or anywhere, really) is to keep your accessories simple and to a minimum. You do not want to look like a tropical Christmas tree.

So don’t limit the use of your tropical printed garbs to poolside lounging and leisure.  When it comes to making the most of this fun and bold summer trend, mixing a little bit of business with pleasure can prove to be a recipe for fashion success!

 

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Palm Print Pencil Skirt: Vince Camuto; Contrast Trimmed V-Neck: Forever 21; Black Cape Blazer: BCBG; Black/White Clutch: Express; Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses:  TOM FORD.

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Palm Friday

If you follow my blog and/or have recently flipped through any fashion magazine or catalog then you’ve probably noticed that palm print is pretty much EVERYTHING right now.

I for one am currently obsessed with all “tropical” prints including fruit, flamingo and lobster prints! My attention and affection for palm print is nothing new; you’ve seen these palm print harem style pants before here and here, but I wanted to wear these über comfy pantalones to work.  Palm print has a very casual, “reminiscent of tropical surroundings with frozen drinks” vibe. Can you tell I’m in Happy Friday spirits? So in an effort to “business casualize” the palm print I went for this lace and leather detail peplum top, a statement necklace and simple black sandals.

I kinda love this look! What do you think? Happy Friday!

Photography by: Theresa Rodriguez

Palm Print Pants Forever 21Palm Printed Pants: Forever 21 (similar, similar, similar); Black Peplum: Forever 21, (similar, similar, similar); Black Strap Sandals: American Rag via Macy’s ; Black Quilted Handbag: ASOS; Necklace: ZARA (similar); Gold Watch: Michael Kors; Tortoiseshell Pave Diamond Barrel Ring: Michael Kors (similar); Gold Midi Ring: Nordstrom Rack.

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