Tropical Touch

Five Fun Tropical Shopping Finds

Bring a burst of palm trees and piña coladas to your daily look.

By Elizabeth Djinis January 25, 2023

 Soft Landing  

Ever watched a fellow beachgoer unfurl a colorful and soft beach towel and scowl with envy? The Out the Back beach towel is made of a jacquard weave with a looped terry back, meaning it’s thicker than the average towel, and its reactive dye is designed to retain the fabric’s bold colors for life. $45, Everything but Water, 331 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-1205, 

Monkey Business  

These “coral velvet” earrings are the perfect way to sport a pop of pink, and the design of a monkey surrounded by flowers is enough to bring a flavor of paradise with you wherever you go. Each pair is hand assembled by the brand’s in-house team. $350, Anthropologie, The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 306-4513, 

What Women Want  

This hand-spun linen necklace bejeweled with pearl and metal beads from Mercantile Home & Apparel is understated but still chic. We could all use a dash of coastal grandmother in our everyday look. $80, Mercantile Home and Apparel, 1463 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-2457, 

Tote Couture  

The mesh bag is a classic accessory that can go from day to night with ease. We love the Nanushka RUBA tote at Lotus. What makes it so special is its play on mixed materials: The mesh is knitted from cotton, but it boasts a secure vegan leather zipped pouch. $225, Lotus, 1464 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 906-7080,  

Scarf Ace  

Let Sarasota’s chief vintage purveyor, Canned Ham Vintage, show you how to pull together an outfit with a scarf with this beautiful Vera Kelly and lime green floral item. If this particular model is sold out, there are plenty more Vera items to be found at the store. $38, Canned Ham Vintage, 2081 12th St., Sarasota, (941) 313-1280, 

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