Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tropic Thunder

As the temp takes a dip, well… not so much here in Palm Beach, but regardless we can’t help ourselves from daydreaming about the far off and exotic. So it’s a good thing that designers too were feeling this tropical love as showcased throughout the resort collections. Clearly inspired by glamorous destinations such as Tahiti, Rio and Hawaii, designers saturated their collections full of cool hues, luscious prints and patterns packed with punch. And what could be a better inspiration for us here at HOL. So whether you’re tossing your coat aside to travel far far away, or just planning on staying local, here are some of our tropical trend-on statement pieces perfect for any exotica inspired look.

We love the bold hues featured throughout the entire collection at Lanvin. Mixed with the sexy beat of Rio and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. We think that nothing works better for this monotone look then a chic coral necklace accented with a punch of lime green.

Coppola e Toppo necklace made of five strands of coral beads with an ornate green and coral beaded clasp. – $2,200.00 {shop this necklace}

The perfect cocktail number for any island getaway (poolside being a suitable backup.) This dress says it all with bright burst of color and print, and these earrings are the perfect add-on. Much is already going on so keep your accessories simple. Here its best to choose one fabulous piece instead of multiples. And the fact that we’re talking Chanel, not too shabby indeed.

Chanel signed earrings with a green glass pear shaped center stone set in an ornate gold toned setting with tiny diamante and pink cabochon accents and a blue glass drop. – $948.00 {shop these earrings}

Prada is always a trend maker and we couldn’t help but to fall for her mixed Tahitian inspired prints. Scattered amongst the collection through rtw, bags and shoes, mixed and matched to perfection, how could you possibly say no to this destination inspired look. We’re loving the yellow and green color combo and these earrings have just the right amount of tropical flair to help take your look from day to night.

1950’s K.J.L signed dangle earrings with yellow navettes and small green rhinestones – $648.00 {shop these earrings}