New collection makes style easy

(Photo from Lilly Pulitzer)

A timeless brand, complete with all hand-painted prints, has wowed fans yet again. Lilly Pulitzer recently came out with a new collection for spring 2017 that is perfect for any getaway.

Two models show off eye-catching designs from Lilly Pulitzer’s new spring collection. (Photo from Lilly Pulitzer)

This fun and bright brand had an odd start. The story began when Lillian “Lilly” McKim moved to Palm Beach, Florida, to elope with her fiancé, Peter Pulitzer. After the move, Lilly opened a fruit juice stand to make the money needed to afford living in such a high-class community. Unfortunately, the juice bar came with a slight occupational hazard: the fruit juice would stain her clothes. In time, Lilly had to create a type of clothing that would camouflage the colorful juice stains. During the 1960’s, the brightly patterned shift dress was born as the start to an innovative and successful company.

Lilly Pulitzer’s new spring collection, Sunshine Daydreams, debuted Feb. 2. The collection’s look book was shot in Naples, Florida, and modeled by the iconic Victoria Secret model Martha Hunt. Sunshine Daydreams features casual and comfortable lounge clothes, called ‘athleisure’, that can be worn for several occasions. The line includes vibrant off-the-shoulder tops, tunics, dresses, and more with intricate detail. Any item designed for this season can be worn at the beach and then effortlessly transitioned into an outfit for a night on the town.

Sunshine Daydreams includes four new prints: Lilac Verbena, Tiki Pink, Lapis Blue, and Papaya. Lilac Verbena Fruity Monkey is a soft lilac and blue pattern with elephants and monkeys hidden throughout palm trees. Tiki Pink is a neon pink, perfect for a crochet dress to wear in Palm Springs. Lapis Blue Costa Verde is a palm leaf pattern in calming shades of blue, mimicking the ocean waters. Papaya offsets the rest of the new prints with warm shades of orange, red and yellow.

These carefree, fun tropical prints are prefect for any spring break vacation and can be found in several locations. A Lilly Pulitzer retail store is located in Towson Town Center, and the line is also carried at Nordstrom and the Pink Crab in Annapolis.

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