When it comes to summer essentials, nothing is as classic as a fruit print. Typically seen on a billowy blouse or cotton sundress, fruit prints instantly give off the irresistible feeling of transportation. That nostalgic warmth is usually linked to a magical trip or a vacation, bringing your memory to a simpler time and place. This mood-boosting feeling is perhaps why the best fruit prints have remained a popular staple with the fashion crowd.
This season, designers were equally inspired, injecting joyful fruit patterns into their summer offerings. Influenced by the element of travel, the contemporary set refreshed the trend with vigor. Sarah Staudinger’s Staud collection was reminiscent of an Italian coastal disco, dripping in citrus prints and dusty hues, whereas Chelsea Hansford’s trip to Jamaica inspired a tropical approach for her Simon Miller collection entitled “1-800 Fruit Club.”
Keep in mind, there is no need to reserve these punchy prints for vacation only. Inject a little tutti frutti into your every day with a simple silk tube skirt for the office or a cotton dress for your next brunch al fresco. A wispy chiffon dress is a fabulous option for that upcoming summer wedding you’re attending, and playful accessories, like a summer slide or beaded shoulder bag, look equally great with a simple tee and denim, as they do with a mismatched patterned look.
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