STYLE GUIDE: Rep Mother Nature With Wavy Tropical Prints

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By @Melizards

Plants are a necessary component of our ecosystem, providing oxygen and beauty to the planet we inhabit. In the digital age it’s important to honor such natural wonders, and doing so through wardrobe is a trend we’re totally on board with.

Plant-printed clothing originally became popular via the Hawaiian shirt (AKA Aloha Shirt), which generally features wavy tropical patterns. Now these prints are making an appearance in streetwear as we reminisce the days when more time was spent outside and less time was spent staring at a glowing LCD screen. It’s time to pay homage to mother nature, and if we can do so by rocking sweet snapbacks and tees, we’re down. This isn’t your mother’s frilly floral doe, these prints embody the tropics and jungles, featuring lush palm trees, banana leaves, and hibiscus flowers.

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Banana leaves were historically used as fans, so keep it cool this summer with The Banana Leaf Mesh Tank in Green by Waimea.

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The zebra print brim on The Babs Camp Cap in Green by Chuck Originals looks jungleXcore in the best way possible.

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Stay jungleXcore from head-to-toe with The Hawaiian Safari Crew Socks by LRG Core Collection in Off White  and British Khaki.

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The Market Tote in Paradise Duck Print by Herschel Supply Co. is perfect for carrying your binoculars and other gear on a safari, or your school books.

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Flowers that won’t set your allergies off, The Mateo Sneaker in Black Floral by Huf offers summer flowers without the related congestion.

 

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