How To Rock The Palm Floral Without Looking Like Grandma

Like Miranda Priestly so aptly quips, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." Maybe The Devil Wears Prada editrix is on to something: The rest of the country might go nuts over delicate pinks and baby blues, but come mid-March's 80-degree weather, bright florals begin to feel more like a wallpaper solution than something that'll inspire our closet choices.
Yet, down south, springtime prints don't need to mean Easter bunnies and overly femme frocks. In fact, in the wake of the retro, '50s-inspired opulence brought on by the Mad Men craze, one formally cheesy floral really stands out: The palm print. Once the realm of grandfathers and Robin Williams' Bird Cage character, the palm print is not only definitively back, but is undeniably cool, too. By taking tropical colors — teal, electric purple, fiery orange — the palm floral takes all the vibrance of the season and makes it way more fun. So here are 13 of the most sophisticated, eye-catching, and wardrobe revamping items to get you rocking this season's tropical floral print. Just remember: Keep palm and carry on!
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Asos Oasis Placement Palm Print Dress, $116.38, available at Asos.
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Matthew Williamson Tropical Print Sarong, $450, available at Matthew Williamson.
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Tavik Black Palm Swimsuit, $139.99, available at Tilly's.
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We Are Owls Foliage Cashmere Scarf, $180, available at Les Nouvelles.
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Peter Pilotto Short MV Dress, $1,387, available at Far Fetch.
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Topshop Blue Palm Leaf Print Bikini, $160, available at Topshop.
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Issa Palm-Printed Wrap Dress, $815, available at MyTheresa.
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Quiksilver Original Aloha Shorts, $54.50, available at Quiksilver.
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Brahmin Vivian Vault Dome Satchel, $345, available at Brahmin.
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Victoria's Secret Print Linen Tunic Sweater, $69.50, available at Victoria's Secret.
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Forever 21 Palm Tree Silhouette Tank, $15.90, available at Forever 21.
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Lanvin Palm Tree Hoop Earrings, $568, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Topshop Palm Grunge Cover Up, $56.00, available at Topshop.

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