What does "resort" mean? To some, it's a Bahamas compound, filled with palm trees, five pools, and a lazy river. To us fashion folk, it's that transitional period between the winter and spring collections, reserved for those who either want to get a jump-start on their spring wardrobes or are lucky enough to be shopping for a post-holiday jaunt to the Maldives. Regardless, it's a pivotal moment in the style scene and one to take note of.
To get even the snowbound among us into resort mode, we took one of the season's biggest trends — the updated tropical print — and styled the look in unexpected ways at the beautiful New York Botanical Garden. Click through for your 2015 wardrobe inspiration. While some of the outfits ahead are meant strictly for those impending vacays, some can work now with the proper layering techniques. You may also need to throw a coat over that Hawaiian-patterned dress for a minute, until things warm up a bit.