Christian Dior Spring 2011: Hate to say it, but John Galliano has always been pretty good at trend forecasting.
Last summer, I took a gamble on a hibiscus-printed mini swing dress from a thrift store (granted, I didn’t have much to lose—it cost me no more than $8). And while I felt a little American tourist-y in it the first few times I wore it, I eventually learned to love it—primarily because it became the most complimented item in my closet. I can honestly say that every time I wear it, someone makes a comment about it (which is rare living in a city where no one comments on anything). Maybe it reminds them of their favorite island vacation. That, or their affinity for piña coladas.