As we watch Summer days slowly turn into chillier Autumn evenings, we’ve collected a myriad of deliciously fruity motifs to brighten up your wardrobe and your home. From cherries and strawberries to lemons and oranges, we’ve rounded up the berry best of the season’s most playful print.

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 cherry and leaves charm bracelet and matching cherry print bikini (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 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 we’re so desperately clinging on to. 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 .

Triangle Swimsuit Top, £285

Tie Bottoms With Cherry Print, £335

www.saintlaurent.com

Get your wardrobe and your living space ripe for the season with our edit of the best pieces to buy now.

For the utmost in playful luxury, this orange print dress is enough to lead us into temptation and financial sin. It's post lockdown daywear at its zest. Sorry, best.

Reformation Embry Dress, £248 at www.reformation.com

Talk about a fresh take on denim. These slim-fitting cream jeans are strewn with cherries, pineapples, bananas and more. Team with a crisp white linen top and flats, or chunky boots for a cozier take.

Cynthia Fruitloops High Rise Jeans, £215 at www.thereformation.com

We'd like to be skipping through orange orchards in California in this pretty dress. It features a tie sleeve and a ruffle edged hem for a more flirty look.

Christine dress, £218 at www.thereformation.com

For something completely unique, fashion's favourite embroiderer, Cressida Jamieson takes bespoke orders on all kinds of apparel and accessories. A perfect gift for your much-missed loved ones, or maybe just a treat for yourself?!

See www.cressidajamieson.com for details.

We love this super-soft duvet cover set and the peachy print. Urban Outfitters have also reduced their plastic packaging by cleverly wrapping this bedding set in a matching, re-usable drawstring bag.

Peach Duvet Cover Set With Reusable Fabric Bag,  from £35, at www.urbanoutfitters.com


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