Tropical paradise

Tropical paradise

Some of the spring/summer season's most whimsical accessories have a tropical bent. LESLIE KAY LIM rounds up eight fun pieces

 

(Photo: Kate Spade)

FLAMINGO CLUTCH

$440 from Kate Spade at 03-27 Ion Orchard (available in May)

Flamingos, with their long necks and pink hue, are fun mascots of the tropical trend. This blue clutch makes a great canvas to showcase the flamboyant birds.

 

(Photo: Net-A-Porter)

PALM TREE NECKLACE

US$814 (S$1,120) from Shourouk at www.net-a-porter.com

The earthy palm tree motif gets a blingy upgrade with colourful Swarovski crystals. The gold-plated brass necklace creates a chunky style statement.

 

(Photo: Zalora)

PALM-PRINT CAP

$34.90 from Official at www.zalora.sg

An urban snapback cap, usually more b-boy than beach boy, evokes a fresh jungle feel thanks to the addition of palm-print accents.

 

(Photo: Topshop)

BANANA IPHONE CASE

$19.90 from Topshop at www.topshop.com

You can almost hear the monkeys chattering in the background. This cheeky iPhone 5 case dotted with little half-peeled bananas is visually entertaining.

 

(Photo: On Pedder)

FLAMINGO HEELS

$830 from Sophia Webster at On Pedder at 02-10 Scotts Square

Get stems as long and elegant as a flamingo's legs with this pair of heels that feature the birds right up front for maximum whimsy.

 

(Photo: Bimba Y Lola)

JUNGLE SCARF

$95 from Bimba Y Lola at B1-04 Ion Orchard

This colourful, psychedelic jungle-print scarf is almost like a piece of wearable art. The punchy colours give it a memorable graphic quality.

 

(Photo: Robinsons)

JUNGLE OXFORDS

$299 from Thorocraft at Level 4 Robinsons The Heeren

Classic oxfords get the tropical treatment with these botanical-printed uppers. It is a light-hearted twist on the typically serious shoe.

 

(Photo: ASOS)

PALM-PRINT BACKPACK

$54 from Hype at www.asos.com

This green-and-blue palm tree-printed backpack adds a fun detail to the usually solid-coloured workhorse of a school bag.


This article was first published on Mar 20, 2015.
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