One of my favorite trends this summer is the banana palm print. Can’t get enough! Designers are using this colorful botanical print on everything from wedges to bathing suits. Interior designers like Katie Kime also use it for wallpaper and upholstery fabrics.
We all know I love pink (if you can’t already tell from my Instagram feed), so when shopping in Charleston a few weeks ago, I saw this tunic and knew it had my name written all over it.
I definitely have a style than leans a little boho, so I adore a flowing maxi or a billowing tunic – it helps me get in touch with my inner Stevie Nicks. (Come on, who doesn’t love her!?) Not only are lightweight tunics perfect for summer (look for silk, but a less expensive “look for less” fabric is polyester), they’re also versatile.
Tunics look great paired with white jeans (distressed or clean), but can also be worn with cute cut-off denim shorts with a half-tuck. The problem I see is when women try wearing tunics as dresses – you don’t want people checking out your hanky-pankys!
I love the pale pink and kelly green combo – so fun for summer! I styled my outfit with vintage emerald green drop earrings and one of my favorite cuffs from my Mom’s boutique, West to East (St. Augustine, FL). I felt a pendant necklace would get lost in the bold pattern, but wore a simple diamond and pink ruby necklace my boyfriend got me from Lauren B Jewelry in Manhattan. Ya’ll, if you’re in the market for a piece of fine jewelry or an engagement ring, check out Lauren B on Instagram! Obsessed!
If you’re hesitant about trying the palm print, I always tell my clients that “not every trend is for every body.” If pattern overwhelms you, start with something small – like your accessories, be it a bag or a wedge. I love a good palm print throw pillow!
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Hope you’re enjoying the first week of summer, lovelies!