Thursday, 30 July 2015

How to Style: Fruit


Today I have another 'how to style post', this time centred around fruit - see the last post here. Lately I've noticed a lot of fruit-themed clothes and accessories in shops and generally in internet fashion, not least from the gorgeous Kailey of Mermaidens blog, who is the undisputed queen of fruit (and ice-cream) motifs. Here are a few ideas for incorporating the fruity feel into your outfits this summer.

1. Fruit prints don't have to be overpowering - they can still be cheeky and fun. These shorts with the banana pattern are perfect for creating a playful summer look, especially with the simple blue and yellow colour palette. I also love the sunny sunnies.

2. It's been scientifically proven that sporting fruit makes you cooler in all senses of the word, making it perfect for sporty looks. According to tumblr mustard and platform shoes are very in right now, so this is really a triple whammy.

3. Fruit motifs don't have to mean looking like a 5-year-old - you can make it work for a smarter look, for instance by pairing a simple monochrome outfit with one accent piece like this citrus clutch. It adds a pop of colour and makes for an interesting conversation starter all in one.

4. If there's one way to really work the trend, it's by transforming yourself into an actual piece of fruit with a one piece like these watermelon dungarees. They are quite simply fabulous in my opinion, and go nicely with some very plasticky-looking accessories. What was that I was saying about looking like a child...?

Thanks for reading!



  1. I've never really tried a sporty outfit before, but I absolutely love the one you've put together here with the pineapple top. May have to recreate it

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks! I don't tend to dress 'sporty' myself but it's fun to just put outfits together x

  2. Oh my god the banana shorts are adorable! I love fruit clothing, I really want some socks with pineapples and watermelons on them, I'm not sure if that's a thing but I hope they are! Also those dungarees are adorable!x

    1. That's most probably a thing and if it isn't it should be! I always find New Look is the place for patterned socks, idk why but I feel like they have a good range x

  3. I adore the way in which you styled outfit #2! Definitely dressed to kill.