Trend Watch: Tropical Oasis Looks on the Runway

Summer runways called for island-ready ensembles packed with birds of paradise, hibiscus flowers, tropical accents and plenty of pineapples.

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<> during the Christian Dior Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2010 in Paris, France.
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No need to keep your most over-the-top outfits stored away for far-off vacations: spring runways called for island-ready ensembles packed with birds of paradise, hibiscus flowers, pineapples and tropical accents. At Stella McCartney, the trend played out with citrus prints and bold floral motifs.
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John Galliano mined '40s-era island glamor for his spring collection, incorporating everything from sunny wrap-dresses to retro bikini tops.
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Enormous hibiscus blooms peeked out from belts, dresses, and woven hair 'dos at Marc Jacobs.
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Sassy vacation looks at Milly struck a perfect balance between classic jetsetter-chic and funky islander cool.
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Creatures of Comfort
Christian Wijnants made a splash this season with eerie watercolor prints inspired by nighttime island scenes. $403 at Creatures of Comfort
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Net-a-Porter
Jil Sander's trippy patchwork florals for spring made it onto practical market shopper-totes. $355.20 at Net-a-Porter.
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Indie darling Vanessa Bruno gave classic hibiscus print a cool-girl spin by rendering it onto a structured double-breasted blazer. $450.80 at Net-a-Porter.
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Kate Spade
If head-to-toe tropical isn't a look for you, fun Hawaiian accents like Kate Spade's "Kissing Pineapples" belt will transform any outfit into vacation garb. $88 at Kate Spade.
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BB Dakota
A bold flower print would make this strapless sundress from BB Dakota a fabulous pool-side cover up. $85 at BB Dakota.
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Shopbop
Equipment has become a go-to source for perfect silk button-downs, but this season, the designers turned in a handful of playful prints, including a fun Hawaii-inspired floral. $238 at Shopbop.
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Vanessa Azriga's fruity charm bracelets look good enough to eat. $175 at Barneys.
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Madewell
A painterly print from Madewell packs a "paradise" punch without feeling too contrived. $79.99 at Madewell.
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ModCloth
A swishy pleated skirt from ModCloth features a yellow lemon print. $62.99 at ModCloth.
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Barneys New York
For a daringly ritzy take on the look, jewelry designer Sevan Bicakci created this ritzy fruit-basket cocktail ring set with gray, black, yellow and white diamonds. $35,465 at Barneys.
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Topshop
Topshop's collection of tropical floral dresses call for flowered "leis" and bright, strappy sandals. $58 at Topshop.
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