It was the pineapple last summer. While the lemon (thanks Beyoncé) seemed like a hot contender for the print of summer 2016, a different plant has taken the lead. It’s the prickly, desert-loving cactus. The cactus is definitely owning our summer textiles, whether it’s on your shorts, shoes, t-shirts or pillows. That means it’s time to add a little prickly goodness to your summer wardrobe, if you haven’t already. Here are five suggestions to get you started.
CACTUS PRINT SILK PLAYSUIT BY JADED LONDON
Get it at Topshop for $66
This little number might look like pajamas, but who doesn’t want to spend their day wearing something as comfortable as pajamas? The slightly washed-out cactus print gives this jumpsuit a really great vintage-y vibe, too, making it perfect for a summer festival.
PLUS SIZE PRINTED HALTER TOP
Get it at Forever 21 for $10
Few things say summer like a halter top, and with a black-and-white cactus print, this one is a little more subtle than your average. Pair it with high-waisted shorts for the ultimate retro look, or wide-legged pants for a more modern style.
WILDFOX CACTUS FLOWER RUFFLE DRESS
Get it at Asos for $345
If you want an easy and risk-free way to embrace the cactus print trend, this dress, with it’s sparsely placed plants and paler shades, is the perfect thing to go with. It also takes on the other huge trend of the summer: off-the-shoulder everything.
CACTI DARE SAY EARRINGS
Get them at Modcloth for $18
While these technically aren’t printed with cacti, they’re too cute to leave off this list, and they’re another subtle way to work the cactus trend in to your wardrobe. You could also pair them with one of the other cactus pieces we mentioned for a full-on cacti look.
BATOKO CACTUS SWIMSUIT
Get it at Batoko for $48
A solid one piece suit like this one is a great addition to your swimsuit repertoire. This cartoon cactus print is so cheery, it will definitely make you stand out at the beach or the pool. You’ll likely never get tired of this swimsuit, and it will look great under a pair of white shorts.
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