Jason Wu Jourdan 2 Tropical-Print Clutch and Tee: Jason’s Jungle Fever

Jason Wu Jourdan2 Tropical-Print Clutch and Tee

Finally, a palm-leaf print I can really get behind. If Jason Wu’s latest theme doesn’t make you long for the tropics stat, then I don’t know what will. “I wanted to do tropical,” noted Jason of his Resort 2014 collection, “but as shadows.”

It looks like staying in the shadows makes him stand out all the more. Whether showcased on the striking Jourdan 2 clutch or tossed casually over the yoke of a jersey T-shirt, this abstract botanical motif is modern and fresh.

A timeless retro pattern that speaks of Hawaiian holidays, the Golden Girls’ Blanche Devereaux’s bedroom, and the heyday of Indochine (as in the downtown-NYC restaurant and their iconic leafy green wallpaper), it feels expected in bright color. And looks so much better in black and white! I have never had the urge to wear a tropical print from head to toe until now. Jason Wu Jourdan 2 clutch, $1,395, at Jason Wu (available for pre-order), and cotton tee, $395, on Shopbop.

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