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)
$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.
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.
$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.
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)
$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)
$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.
$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.
$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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