People often come to me asking what the new trend is. After working in this industry for 30 years (yes, 30!), and living in this beautiful country, I have to say
you should always adapt the popular trends to the place you live in. We must fuse fashion with reality. It is one thing walking in New York, and it is another
walking in Tamarindo. You can take your high fashion, city glamour and turn it into more jungle-like couture.
Let’s start with the shoes. High heels? A big no in these roads, but you can get cool wedges and still feel tall. Sandals are a great option, especially if they are waterproof, because you can rinse out the mud or sand with a hose as soon as you get to your vacation villa. One of my favorites is the brand “Grendha”; it is the perfect mix of a fashionable sandal and a flip-flop, fancy but also water resistant.
This year the color of the summer is SAFFRON but some call it Marigold. I really believe it is the perfect color for Costa Rica, It contains the rising sun and the positive thoughts. Can we call it the Pura Vida color?
Animal print and camouflage are still ongoing trends, both ideal for the jungle.
Coming back…POLKA DOTS! Yes, again, bigger, and more colorful, in everytype of outfit.
Fringes are showing up too, in cover-ups., accessories, finding their way through summer.
Well, this is what’s coming, get the tropical version of these trends and make them suitable for moving around this summer location.
Remember, in fashion, there is nothing worse than being dressed for a different kind of show.