The banana in all its tropical glory made a bold runway debut at Prada; for Spring, we're seeing lots of tropical references, from palm prints to lattice shoes. It's a fun, lighthearted way — think of Carmen Miranda's gorgeous excess — to infuse color and texture into your Spring wardrobe, and it will carry you happily through the Summer months. If you don't want to invest in Prada's bananas, try these mini banana earrings ($5) for a small tropical punch. Or take a more subtle approach to tropical dressing with these Proenza Schouler lace-up shoes ($895).
Mar 29 2011