When life gives you lemons, what do you do? Wear them, of course! One of the most scrumptious summer trends to grace the shops this year is that of fruit prints. Think lemon dresses, cherry earrings, and peach motif shirts; this trend is sweeter than most.
Joyful and bright, this trend allows for your wardrobe to be imbued with vivacious colours and exciting prints that exude memories of faraway lands. Reminiscent of hotter climes and tropical getaways, citrus prints immediately lift your spirit and mentally take you to the Mediterranean, whilst berry motifs continue the cottagecore trend by taking you to vast open fields full of the sweetest fruits you have ever laid eyes on.
The fashion world has proven that this trend is here to stay. Vetements’ SS22 collection saw a handful of shirts emblazoned with lemon motifs make their way down the runway, while Alexa Chung’s recent collection has been heavily inspired by the earthy mushroom. Other brands such as Reformation and L’agence, too, have jumped aboard the fruit train by injecting their collections with summer dresses covered in delicious tangy citrus prints, proving that this year’s biggest inspiration is the humble fruit bowl.
Entertaining and playful, this trend is all about injecting some flirty fun into your wardrobe. If you want a simple transitional piece that can be styled multiple ways, opt for a fruit print skirt. Don’t be afraid to play around with colour – emphasize the pattern by pairing it with a bright shirt that matches your chosen fruit, or perhaps let the pattern do all the talking by styling it with a classic white tee and trainers. Alternatively, if you’re not one for prints of any kind, you can experiment by way of accessories: cherry hoop earrings and strawberry print scarves are a fun and creative way to update your capsule wardrobe in line with this delicious trend.
Check out our favourite fruity pieces below!
M&S x Ghost, £69
The Bias Cut, £209.99
Cath Kidson, £80
Lone Design Club, £365
Nobody’s Child, £45
Oliver Bonas, £25
Pink House Mustique, £129
True Rocks, £150
Urban Outfitters, £22
Nobody’s Child, £42
Charles and Keith, £35
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