Fashion Trend Report: Palm Prints

Designers took a cue from nature this season by incorporating breezy palm-tree prints into their collections.

(Source: ImaxTree, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

If you're feeling a little pained watching the summer fly by from your office window, might we suggest a little sartorial salve by way of cheerful palm-tree prints from the Spring 2014 runway shows? Designers including Christophe Lemaire for Hermès, Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Haya Mohammed Al Khalifa for Noon by Noor, Fausto Puglisi and Marc Jacobs sent models walking down the runway decked out in this tropical motif.

Hermès, Noon by Noor, Marc Jacobs
Hermès, Noon by Noor, Marc Jacobs

We love palm-tree prints because they transport us to the summer sands and warm breezes of vacations past. Plus, they make dressing fun and playful. Palm-tree prints are also the perfect alternative for women who find traditional florals to be too feminine.

And while these tropical-themed fabrics are nothing new (the Metropolitan Museum of New York City has carpets from the 17th century that feature palm trees!), they feel fresh for summer. Celebs seem to agree—actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Rashida Jones have both been seen rocking gorgeous palm-tree prints recently.

Fashion Trend Report: Palm Prints
(Source: Andrew Goodman, Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)

These tropical prints have also hit our favorite stores. Check out a few of the pieces on our wish lists below and scoop up one or two for yourself. We love this red-and-white dress from Pixie Market ($54), this wear-it-with-everything tank from August Salt ($29) and these cool jogging pants from Ganni ($177).

Fashion Trend Report: Palm Prints
(Source: Asos, Piperlime, Pixie Market)     
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