Maybe it’s our hankering for nostalgic style – whimsical cherry print pieces are definitely up there with gingham dresses and varsity jackets when it comes to wistful fashion – or maybe it’s just evocative of our need for a more playful mood. Whatever the reason, in the realms of style and interiors things are looking particularly juicy right now. We’re talking sweet strawberries, peaches, cherries and lemons-a-plenty.
Starting with Saint Lauren’t hero Lou Baby Bag in cherry printed leather and matching cherry print one-shouldered mini dress (pictured), then filtering all the way down to a cult L.A brand’s fruity take on dresses and Zara’s fresh citrus print tablecloth (below) – fruit motifs are having their moment in the spotlight and taking their place as the emblem of the season.
Whatever your harvest of choice, they all boast a fresh- spring-appropriate colour palette as well as universal appeal. Their playful side also means these natural sweeteners have transformed into exactly the kind of eye-catching prints we need to match the sunny weather that’s coming our way. We’re optimists. There’s something comical and light about a pineapple or banana print, and if the satirical appeal isn’t convincing enough, just consider this ubiquitous trend part of your five-a-day and nourish from the outside in, for a change .