Tropical Fever

tropical dress With summer officially right around the corner, one trend you want to incorporate into your warm-weather wardrobe is “tropical”.  The look that makes you wanna escape to soak in all the island goodness (well, at least we can head for local park or something).

I had pictured vibrant tropical garden florals and the gorgeous blue ocean to draw inspiration for the trend.  As usual, I hit Kohl’s to search for fashion finds at great values.

As I was enjoying browsing around Kohl’s I couldn’t help but to gravitate towards this floral maxi dress by Jennifer Lopez.  The pretty botanical prints make the dress tropical-worthy.  To me, this dress is like the perfect maxi dress… and I tell ya why!  Once put on, I realized this dress is not only beautiful but also the best fitting maxi dress I’ve ever worn!  Thanks to a built-in bra and adjustable straps that gave me the feel of a custom made fit.

tropical trend

I also love the jersey material that hangs so nicely while comfortable – so figure flattering!

floral maxi dress

Even in the summertime, I always carry a light topper to keep me cozy at night and in chilly indoor settings.  This sheer chiffon shirt (sold out) has a bold blue hue that looks fantastic worn over the maxi.  The simple style will offer many wearable options with things you already have in your wardrobe.  I seem to end up with a Rock & Republic item each time I shop at Kohl’s.


Fell in love with the delicious lavender hue of these Candie’s platform sandals.  They go wonderfully with the dress.  A sweet addition to my summer shoe collection at the budget price of just $24.99!  I can’t wait to enjoy them with shorts and skinny jeans as well.

Candie's shoes

Lastly, the silve bangle adds a nice shine to the outfit!

silver bangle


Visit the Kohl’s Style File to learn more about the hottest trends for this Summer!

Disclosure: Bloggers received a gift card on behalf of Kohl’s via Glam Media to complete the trend look. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kohl’s. All trademarks and service marks are owned or licensed by Kohl’s Illinois, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.

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  • Karen June 11, 2012, 3:10 am

    I love love love those shoes and you look so long and lean in that dress! I have yet to own a maxi dress…can you believe it? haha I might need to get those shoes…they are so cheap! Are they comfortable? Email me! =)

  • Sophie June 11, 2012, 11:35 am

    Hi Karen,

    So glad to hear from you! I love these Candie’s platforms! They are even cheaper than Steve Madden’s and quite comfortable as well. And that Maxi dress has an amazing fit. Love it! I’ll email you as well sweetness!