If your holiday in the tropics seems like a distant dream, use fashion to bring the feel of vacay to real life! It’s spring, people, get with the color!

I recently took the challenge to add more color into my own wardrobe (other than red heels, of course!) by embracing the TROPICAL Trend. This trend is known for it’s bright colors and bold floral prints. It will definitely make you feel like you should be holding an umbrella drink as you listen to the waves splash nearby. It’s a delightful style and I encourage you to embrace it! It is doable even if you are stuck in real life and not beach-bound!

My look is actually quite tame and I believe can be worn by anyone, even those afraid of bold color! I embraced the color in 3 ways:

1. A brightly colored halter top in a great print.  This Jennifer Lopez collection Brushstroke Embellished Tank is one of many in the collection that is from the Tropical Trend. I love it for it’s versatility. The tank can be worn over other tanks for even more color (pair it with a color like teal, cobalt blue or purple for a gorgeous contrast), wear it alone or under a cardi. Dress it up by pairing it with a skirt or go casual with shorts, jeans or capris as I have done by pairing it with Jennifer Lopez collection Slim Straight-Leg Denim Capris. I’m not quite ready to wear shorts yet (um, need some toning and consistent application of bronzing mousse!), so capri pants are a winner for me!

2.  I added color with my footwear.  The coral on these Candie’s® Braided Rhinestone Flip-Flops are a great match and are so easy to wear for a tropical holiday (or more likely, a day at the soccer field with the kids!). Heels can also be found in the Tropical Trend but I was really going for a relaxed, casual look here. Notice, there is a slight wedge so I still have the leg-lengthening effect going one!

3. Bring on the fun with colorful earrings! These Candie’s Drop earrings are super fun! I love the length!

Finally, a Tropical Trend outfit would not be complete without sunglasses. ELLE™ Round Triple-Circle Sunglasses are classy and provide ultraviolet protection!

If I were truly touring on a tropical island, I’d also add these two items:

A Jennifer Lopez collection Gold Rush Floppy Hat (in silver or gold) for extra sun protection!

Apt. 9® Chase Colorblock Patent Wristlet to carry my phone, cash and lip gloss! (I look at this wristlet every time I head in to Kohl’s… SO cute!).

How will you embrace the Tropical Trend this season? Big bold florals or bright tropical colors? Kohl’s has a variety of options from shoes to accessories to wardrobe items to help you acheive the look! Savings opportunities are plenty…sign-up for the emails to receive coupons and sale notifications, earn Kohl’s Cash during special events and enjoy quality clothing at great prices every day!

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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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


  1. I love this look, Tammy! It definitely exudes summer & looks comfortable as well. I love the accessories too!

  2. The IE Mommy - Christine

    You look adorable. Love the color.

  3. Thanks Kerry, I love the vibrant color and the sunglasses are amazing 🙂 I wear them all the time!