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How To: The Palm Trend

Bored with your blooms? So are the season’s biggest style stars. Take a cue from big names and beloved brands by ditching ditsy florals for some fresh tropical flavor.

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Now it’s all about the palm, but if you think this is the same trend you rocked during middle school (no, just me?) you’d be more than a little off base. These patterns aren’t just reserved for harbor cruises and resort getaways — they’re the perfect wait to incorporate a little easy, summer livin’ into the everyday.

Catherine Brock fashion blogger wearing palm print dress.

A little less Hawaiian than the hibiscus prints you’re probably remembering, the new obsession leans toward the lush and leafy. But scratch looking like walking greenery, there’s plenty of ways to go pretty and palm other than the verdant classics.

Palm Patterns — Not Just for Bloggers

The palm print trend is not just bloggers and editors yearning for summer — Hollywood is taking note, too. From Kate Bosworth to Rita Ora, Emmy Rossum to Sofia Vergara, it seems everyone is channeling the season they wish would come a little sooner.

Read on to see how you too can get in on the action, with a print piece (or three!) to suit your own unique style. These garments and accessories are just the wardrobe refresher your closet could use.

The Traditional Palm

For the traditionalist, the old-school vision still exists. For her, there’s only one way to do the palm print, and that’s in all it’s retro-fueled glory, complete with a swinging beach bunny silhouette.

The Bohemian Palm

What’s the modern bohemian’s take on the trend? A laid-back romper, naturally. These tiny trees (for California girls–and those at heart!) make all the right statements.

The Palm Swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit with palm print
Onia Palm Print One-Piece Swimsuit, $29.99, Century21

The leafy print naturally lends itself to swimwear. Look for retro silhouettes like modest one-pieces or high-waisted bottoms to make a chic beach statement. See our post on beach icons for inspiration!

The Palm Print Scarf

Gals of the more subtle variety might prefer a pop of palm in the form of a lightweight scarf. Around the neck or on a bag it’s a seasonal nod that hints without overpowering.

The Palm Phone Case

Hosgor iPhone 12 Pro Max Case – White Flowers Grip, Shockproof Slim TPU & Matte PC, Dual Layer Ring Strap, 6.7″ 2020 (Palm Leaf)
  • Only compatible with iPhone 12 Pro…
  • Equipped with a slidable elastic…
  • Combination of TPU and…
  • The precisely cut case allows you…
  • The mobile phone case adopts novel…

Tech mavens who swap phone cases like they would shoes each day of the week will find their calling in this girly and gorgeous little number. Slide it in when you’re feeling extra punchy.

More Palm Print Inspiration

Once you start looking around, you’ll start seeing this tropical print everywhere and in many forms. From shoes to hats, there are many ways to wear the palm print trend. You don’t even have to stick to the traditional green — spring and summer inevitably welcome palm prints in reds, blues and corals.

Here are a few more picks we love.

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Ankita Sharma

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

Love 2 piece outfits! What websites do you know of where I can find some cute ones?

Catherine Brock

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

Ankita, I like ASOS and TopShop for this. If you're looking for something more racy, there many more options like BooHoo and LoveCulture. Happy Shopping! ~Catherine

Reduceri carti

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Great outfits! Love it!

Susan Hirst

Wednesday 1st of July 2015

I'm really digging these palm prints. Floral prints just aren't my style, but these palm prints are just perfect for summer. These pictures are giving me all kinds of great ideas for my wardrobe. Gotta love fashion, right?


Monday 8th of June 2015

Every palm trend has change according to coming fashion tech, Good one for conveying about palm .

Charu Fashions

Monday 8th of June 2015

These outfits are super cool! The retro palm print is giving a beautiful look!

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