OOTD: Tropical Tendencies

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If you like to plan your seasonal outfits ahead, it’s time to start planning for the summer. Palm leaf prints have been on trend for a while and they won’t be going away any time soon. Yellows and greens are the perfect summer colors and are great to transition from one neutral to another. People are often afraid to wear black and brown together but with a bright transition color, it becomes easy to do .

The palm leaf print is everywhere. Just check out these sites:

Forever 21     A’GACI     PacSun     ModCloth

Today’s outfit was obviously inspired by this trendy print and it all began with ModCloth’s one-piece swimsuit.

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High Dive by ModCloth

Need I Say Shore One-Piece Swimsuit

$85

Feel as dazzling as the cerulean sea, lounging under an overhanging palm in this exquisite, black one piece. A fresh offering from High Dive by ModCloth, this stunning swimwear features lime green palms, a bustier-style bust, and noir piping to accentuate your lovely look.

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TopShop

Moto Short Denim Dungaree

$55

Tap into the denim trend with these short dungarees. A cool-casual option, with multiple pockets and adjustable shoulder fastening, style with a funnel-neck top for seasonal relevance.

Make anything casual with denim overalls! Feel comfy while looking for the perfect beach spot with just the right amount of shade! Feeling thrifty? I’m sure you’ll find some overalls at your local thrift shop.

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Glamorous

Tan Fringe Boho Bag

$36

Glamorous women’s tan messenger bag. Long tassel fringe detailing on the flap. Long plaited across the body strap.

Add some boho-chic flair to your outfit with a fringe messenger bag. A black one would look great, too.

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ModCloth

Tropic and Choose Bag

$60

After you’ve carefully crafted your outfit of the day, add this quirky-cute bag for the final fanciful touch. Fashioned into a yellow pineapple with a straw-like structure, brown, vegan faux-leather accents, and golden studs, this purse is a piece of paradise you’ll pick again and again.

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Luxury Divas

Wide 6″ Brim Floppy Hat

$20

Whether you’re at the beach or sitting poolside, this alluring, floppy straw hat is sure to maintain your cool in vintage-chic fashion.

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Princess Polly

Dream of Me Sunglasses

$37

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Swell

Vans Authentic Lo Pro Shoe

$45

Keep the sand out of your toes with a pair of classic sneakers. Or wear strappy sandals like the ones in the photo by Charles and Keith (sold out) if you enjoy feeling sand between your toes. (Ew.)

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ASOS

Sunshine Bracelet Multipack

$22

Remember to always add a pop of color with your accessories. Not much of a bracelet girl, like me? Check out these funky earrings:

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ModCloth

Best Fruit Forward Earrings

$15

Turn a simple ensemble into your freshest look yet by adding these pineapple earrings to the equation! Packed with the stylish nutrients your accessorizing game craves, this pair boasts a bright green and yellow color scheme topped with a glossy finish that will always make you feel your greatest!

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Betsey Johnson 

Pretty Pineapple Watch

$65

Fuel your tropical daydreams by gazing at this cute and quirky pineapple watch! A crisp white-on-white palette complements its resort vibe.

What are some of your summer must haves?

Deadly Dames Capri Pants

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If you’re active in the rockabilly scene or if you’re just into pinup fashion, I’m sure you’ve seen the amazing Deadly Dames capris sold by Pinup Girl Clothing and other rockabilly culture sites like Sourpuss Clothing. I’m so happy to say I’m the owner of three of these super stretchy pants! By super stretchy I mean my 42” hips fit in a size small! They’re available in a wide range of colors. These capri pants are super flattering and look great on all body types.

I visited Old San Juan with Dai Rojas from Da.Art Photography and I was able to show them off! Here’s proof:

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If you’re not sure making the $80+ purchase is a good idea, I suggest buying a used pair on eBay or on the PUG Swap & Sell Facebook group. It’s a great way to check them out without spending so much money. If you decide not to keep them, just sell them or swap them for another retro item. I believe they are one of the most sought-after Deadly Dames items and I promise they wont stay in your closet for a long time like those bell-bottoms you’re dying to wear again. (Soon, I promise.)

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Outfit Deets

Top and Shoes: Rainbow

Pants and Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing

Sunglasses: ModCloth

Scarf: Cut up piece of fabric

Earrings: Forever 21

Bracelet: Handmade

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I want to know! What is your favorite Deadly Dames item?

Under the Sea

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How adorable is this Little Mermaid swimsuit? Hot Topic carried it last year but my body was still transforming into what it is today. The bottoms are comfortable for those ladies with a little more junk in the trunk. I can’t tell you how many times I passed on a cute swim suit because of the lack of fabric. My only con is that they’re not exactly what I would call high waisted.  Is the word “waisted” a term?  I’d call these waisted rather than high waisted and let me tell you why.  These sit right at my natural waist, showing my belly button to other beachgoers.  I’m ok with it but it’s not the cut I find most flattering on my figure. I couldn’t blame myself for having a long torso either because mine is rather short.

This eye-catching suit is currently on sale on the Hot Topic website. But hurry!  I’m sure they’ll sell fast as these are usually released in limited quantities.

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Swim Top, $24.50 $16.90

Swim Bottoms, $24.50 $16.90

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Happy sunbathing!

Photos by Da.Art Photography

Stock photos from HotTopic.com