02/20/2012 08:11 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Tropical Prints: In The Market For (PHOTOS)

Though there were a plethora of pretty florals that came down the spring 2012 runways, it was the tropical prints that really caught our eye. Tacky hawaiian shirts, these are not: designers like Stella McCartney and Joseph Altuzarra showed dresses, skirts and tees in chic, technicolor fabrics that evoked a blossoming island paradise. It's a cool new look for spring, and a departure from the delicate pastel florals we've grown accustomed to during the season. Whether you wear them dressed up or dressed down, these tropical prints are a fresh new way to brighten up your wardrobe.

Meanwhile, see even more bright prints to battle the winter blues.


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