The Handbook
The Handbook

Spring summer is upon us in style speak, and with it comes 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 this 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 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 .

One Shoulder Bow Mini Dress In Cherry Print Sable, 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 robe is enough to lead us into temptation and financial sin. It's post lockdown loungewear at its zest. Sorry, best.

Yolke Silk Dressing Gown Orange Print, £340 at www.yolke.co.uk

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 and consider your spring summer style goals achieved.

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 double puff sleeve and a large ruffle edged hem for a more dramatic look.

Mica dress,  £285 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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