MAPLE LEOPARD: How to Style Hawaiian Print Dresses

Friday, May 20, 2016

How to Style Hawaiian Print Dresses

Happy Friday Lovelies! Sorry I have been MIA from the blog for a bit. I try to post once or twice a week, sometimes it's challenging with working a full time job. I also have been dealing with a lot of discomfort from braces.  Word to the wise- the pain is not worth the gain, ha!







I can't believe how fast spring is passing by. We've been having superb weather here in the Seattle area, so it has me excited for summer!   Last summer we took a trip to Hawaii, and of course I'm pining to go again. This year it's CA instead.

Tropical prints are back with a vengeance , thanks to Hollywood and many designers. I love them for any warm weather destination. If you can't fly away to the islands, then a Hawaiian printed dress can get you in the spirit of "aloha' anyway.

 I scored on both of these dresses! This orange bodycon dress, I recently purchased at JC Penny for $10.00. The teal one, I found last year at Victoria's Secret.  The cute tie up sandals are from Target.

Both of these dresses offer versatile styling:

Dress Up for work, happy hour, or a casual nighttime atmosphere.
  • Add a vest , blazer, or bolero
  • Pair with heels, or dressy flats
  • Add jewelry such as a pretty statement necklace

Dress down for the beach , shopping, or a walk at the park.
  • Pair with a floppy hat, fedora or visor
  • Pull out your favorite sunglasses...(so love the cat eye trend!)
  • Comfy flip flops or canvas shoes will have you beach ready!

Last but not least, add a floral lei, practice your hula , and smile big! Do you love tropical prints? If not, what are your favorite prints for summer?  Thanks for stopping by and I wish all you beauties a lovely week!

Inspirational Quote: "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."


                                                           xo Valerie

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50 comments:

  1. What cute dresses! I love Hawaiian prints -- they are so much fun for summer. I really like your ideas of how to dress up or down with these fashions. - Trish

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    1. Awe thank you so much Trish...thanks for stopping here!

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  2. What fun prints for summer and I love the white denim vest!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thank you Shannon, the vest is from Rue 21...a great deal too!

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  3. I think I meed to collect more Hawaiian-print pieces.

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    1. Hi Rae, yes you do..they are so much fun and so versatile! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Ohh I love that blue dress! You look great in both!

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren..the blue is my fav too!

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  5. I love how you switched up the looks! I love a fun tropical print over the summer!

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    1. Thanks Lauren...tropical prints are so much fun!

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  6. I especially love the teal dress! And the white vest is adorable!

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    1. Thank you Emily! The vest is so comfy ! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Now you just need to take a trip to Hawaii! ;) The second dress is my favorite!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. Awe thank you Amanda..I do ..I miss it so bad! Have you been there..it is the best place ever@!

      Valerie
      xo

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  8. I love this dress! I just recently bought a Lilly Pulitzer romper and loved wearing it to the beach a few weeks ago! These prints are so fun!

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    1. Thank you so much Logan...rompers are so fun for the beach....!

      Valerie

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  9. I love that vest especially! You seem set for spring.

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    1. Thank you Tia...yes sring is here yay and not long til summer!

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  10. I love Hawaiian print dresses and your styled them so well. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ashleigh for your kind comment, I hope you have an amazing weekend!

      Valerie

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  11. Such fun dresses! Love these summery looks!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, I love summer days to wear all the cute dresses!

      xo

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  12. I love seeing the Hawaiian prints - we're heading to Maui in a month for a graduation trip. You look so pretty in both looks - and I love the details on your white vest. Sorry about your teeth - I feel your pain!

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    1. Awe thank you so much Lana! Wow that is great you are going to Maui! That's why we went last year..grad trip! I have been to Maui once for nine hours, it's beautiful, but I prefer Oahu..I like the "busy" ha ha. We will have to meet up soon!

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  13. These dresses are so pretty! I love fun prints for summer, they're so much fun! I really love mixing florals with stripes lately too!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Adrianna! I hope you are having a great weekend, and enjoying your days of no more studying..!
      xo

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  14. Wow this outfit.. U look AMAZING in it :)
    Have a great weekend !

    Bloom Dress for Spring

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    1. Thank you sweet Ananya I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!@
      xo

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  15. Gorgeous!! I love how you styled your outfit XOXO - Would love for you to stop by and #LINKUPWITHLISA
    @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/05/linkupwithlisa-50-my-favorite-black.html

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    1. Thank you Lisa for the kind words!...I will do that! Thanks for the invite! I followed you on insta!

      Valerie

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  16. I really like the blue dress! That quote is perfect by the way :)

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    1. Thank you Robyn, that one is my fav..have a great day!

      Valerie

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  17. I just came back from Maui and wish I would have had this dress! This look is so pretty on you!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  18. I love a great summery dress....I truly think they are cooler than shorts!
    These look perfect---I especially love the layering with the vest!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. Love the vest with the dress! What great style! ❤️

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    1. Thanks Terumi..hope you are doing well, hope to see you again sometime!

      Valerie
      xo

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  20. Hawaiian print dresses totally feel like summer! I also rarely wear shorts, so my summertime look is all dresses, all the time.

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    1. Hey Elise..I prefer dresses over shorts too...but I do like shorts for super hot weather. Thanks for stopping by!

      Valerie

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  21. Great summer prints and tips for styling them!

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  22. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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    1. Thank you Nicole..Always enjoy your link up!

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  23. Gorgeous as always my friend! You look like such a darling in both the dresses, that white jacket is so chic. Hope you are having a fantastic week.
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Thank you Ms. Kussum you are too kind..I hope I get to see you soon again!

      Valerie
      xo

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  24. Cute ideas for styling! Hope you get to go back to Hawaii soon! :)

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    1. Hey Jenn..thank you so much...I hope you have a great 3 day weekend!

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  25. So pretty, I love the colors in the orange floral dress!! The cropped white jacket is adorable paired with it.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend
    Betsy
    Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up
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    1. Thank you Betsy for stopping by, I hope your is lovely as well!

      xo
      Valerie

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  26. Super cute! Love that print on you!!!!

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  27. Love these looks! So fun and both are PERFECT for summer!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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