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Effortless Fashion From XIX Palms

This brand has maxi dresses and tanks to your heart’s content.



The world is coconuts-deep in the palm-print trend, thanks to oodles of blogger beauties going bananas for this tropics-inspired, perfect-for-summer style. And while we definitely want to toss a few pieces like this onto our trunks, there’s another frondtastic find we’re currently obsessing over: local brand XIX Palms.


The brand launched in January and is already available in five boutiques, as well as online. Owner Ali Botma was raised by an artistic mother who fueled in her a love of design. Inspired by the vast varieties of palm trees, Botma set off to create clothing that was equally lush—pieces that can thrive in all occasions and lifestyles.


What’s more Island-stylish than maxi dresses? XIX Palms stocks a whole palette of them, in every shade from rich merlot to pretty floral to vibrant teal. The classic black Onyx number is as versatile as can be, with a casual elegance that will go from day to night with ease. No-fuss tanks and crops round out the offerings, with prints making a statement here as well: Sassy tropicals will fit your weekend romps perfectly, while funky abstracts will turn your ensemble fun. Botma’s pieces also feature sexy, open backs and subtle straps—small details that we absolutely love.


Just call us tree-huggers.


$40–$85, xixpalms.com.



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