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We’ll get this out of the way: We recognize this is a little outside the average New Yorker’s sartorial comfort zone. But rainforest-inspired prints are trending big-time, and unlike 10 a.m. piña coladas, you don’t have to be on vacation to pull them off. Here are ten pieces that are just as at home on a city rooftop as they are in a beachside hammock.

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rails buttondown shirt tropical prints NY 2

Linen Button-down

A far cry from the ’70s Hawaiian shirts Uncle Larry wears at the family barbecue every summer.

Rails ($138)

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Perfect for trekking through the (concrete) jungle.

Schutz ($178)

vince camuto bomber jacket tropical prints NY


Buy it now; wear it when fall rolls around (or when the AC gets out of hand).

Vince Camuto ($125)

hm pink satin clutch tropical prints NY

Satin Clutch

The perfect ladylike size for stashing a tube of SPF (and a can of rosé). 

H&M ($25)

tracy reese leaf lace cutout dress tropical prints NY

Lace Midi Dress

Leaf-shaped cutouts make for an inspired—and totally stunning—take on the trend. 

Tracy Reese ($348)

for restless sleepers pajama top tropical prints NY

Silk Pajama Shirt

Wake up in paradise (or just look like you did).

For Restless Sleepers ($561)

amuse society palm tote tropical prints NY1

Graphic Tote

If you’re going to carry a beach bag, it might as well be thematically appropriate.

Amuse Society ($56)

allsaints wide leg pants tropical prints NY

Wide-Leg Pants

Not one for vibrant green? Opt for leg-skimming trousers in a more subdued palette. 

AllSaints ($308)

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Asymmetrical Party Dress

Fresh as an island breeze. 

ASOS ($95)

nasty gal jumpsuit tropical prints NY
Nasty Gal


The palm dot com. (Sorry, we’ll leaf you alone now.)

Nasty Gal ($80) 

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