Summer Means Palms

Palm prints for summer seems to fall under that “florals for spring? Groundbreaking” niche: the way black on black is effortless, and knee high boots will always have a place in our AW wardrobes.

Palms don’t ‘scream’ summer, they breathe it. Poolside, drink in hand, huge white sun hat and oversized vintage sunglasses. That’s what palm says. It also happens to go wonderfully well with all blues of denim, leather, gold, and (thank the gods) black.

These are my two palm pieces for this summer:

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from New Look, £8.99 — here

(This print is haawt. They have a skirt to match if you like your coords, a cropped tee if you’re not into halter necks, and a kimono. They seem to refer this to a “white palm” print or “white jungle”. Tend to wear this with black or white on the bottom, and my pale denim shirt or denim jacket over the top.)
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from H&M, £12.99 — in store only, Conscious Exclusive

(Please go in store and try this line on! They’ve got a gorgeous strapless playsuit and culottes in a very similar print in, last I checked. It’s fab. I wear this with my black denim A-line and black high waisted jeans, tied over my white summer dress, layered under a pale denim shirt.)

As you can tell: these are what I’d describe as ‘classic’ and ‘white-based’ palm prints. Not that stereotypical Hawaiian shirt style, and avoiding other tropical prints (RE: hibiscus, flowering plants, non-greens). I’ve also gone for both tops. There are kimonos, hair pieces, skirts, scarves etc. out there – name it, and it’s stocked. I went for tops because a) I love a good halterneck and b) that loose slouch fit is fab and I couldn’t refuse them — also because I have enough basic and plain bottoms to style them happily until the cows come home; I don’t really do print accessories; and life is full of hard choices. And personal preferences.

To make those hard choices, I’ve sifted through some of my favorite sites to find some very cool palm and tropical prints! Enjoy my loves! Faves are starred —

New Look

A white based light scarf in a more classic palm print – ♥♥♥
Casual black based trousers with a classic palm print and drawstring – ♥♥♥ (Primark has some proper tailored trousers in! White based, but cut those costs bro)
** Off-the shoulder crop, white-based, with flowers (by Fashion Union) – ♥♥♥ **
Dress (tee on top, A-line bottom), heavily white based but with bright flowers (by Girls on Film) – ♥♥♥
** Loose fit shorts, yellow based with large tropical flowers – ♥♥♥ **

Asos

Pastel clutch/make up bag with full palms (by Pull & Bear) – ♥♥♥
Halter neck bikini, black based with pink flowers – ♥♥♥
Black and white shift dress (by Style London) – ♥♥♥
** Playsuit with large palm leaves, white based (by Traffic) – ♥♥♥ **
Black and white bodycon skirt ( by Motel) – ♥♥♥
White based bodycon with full palm trees (by Mr Gugu & Miss Go) – ♥♥♥
Blue based backpack with red flowers – ♥♥♥

MissGuided

White based skort with floral tropical palm print – ♥♥♥
Green and blue based scuba bodycon skirt – ♥♥♥

PrettyLittleThing

Adorable white based palm tree print playsuit – ♥♥♥
White and blue based palm leaf print trousers – ♥♥♥

Topshop

White based jumpsuit with large green palm leaves – ♥♥♥
** Pastel playsuit with tropical and loosely palm print (by Oh My Love) – ♥♥♥ ** (I’ve tried this on, and it’s adorable! There’s one with kimono sleeves too, but it looks pretty beachy — this is super versatile, can do casual or cocktails or club)
Hawaiian-esque scrunchie, currently on sale! – ♥♥♥

Love ya xx

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3 thoughts on “Summer Means Palms

    1. Oh no 😦 Vera Moda and Warehouse have some more colourful prints, with bright backgrounds and more pastel-like palms, and Asos has some more monochromatic palm looks too! xx

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