As one whose wardrobe is the Switzerland equivalent of neutral, it may come as a surprise that I’m a sucker for mixing prints. The harmonious cacophony of pairing two loud prints in one look thrills me; I can’t explain this desire. What I can explain is that I’ve always loved tropical locations (I’m actually headed to Thailand in a couple of days!) so tropical-themed prints have always appealed to me. Now, I’m not talking about the gaudy prints your Uncle Carl used to wear to family reunions. A tropical print is a balanced art between the exotic flora and fauna that swirl in aesthetic discord around your garment and the playful ease with which you can pair said garment with other “normal” items in your wardrobe.
I know a good tropical print when I see one – and thankfully I was seeing double in these two pieces from Alfred dunhill. You may remember a few months back when I partnered with the storied British luxury brand for a swanky in-store event. I’ve had my eye closely on the brand ever since. dunhill’s Spring/Summer collection is impeccable – and I think it goes without saying that the tropical printed pieces immediately won over my heart.
What do you think of mixing prints? Would you wear this look? Either way, see more from dunhill’s collection online or head on over to their like-worthy Instagram.
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.