What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks the best fruit print this season for effortless style
- Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the fruit print trend this season
- British style expert recommends investing in a classic blue cotton shirt
- She reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the seasonal trend
I FEEL FRUITY
Like many fashion editors, I dress quite modestly. I swear by my capsule wardrobe, a selection of classic pieces that work together. It’s stylish yet simple and every now and then I add some fun with a floral print or two.
But even floral prints can feel a little predictable, so this year I’ve gone a little fruity to brighten up my fall wardrobe. Banish all thoughts of Carmen Miranda, this is fruit made fashionably, because this season, designers have turned their attention to oranges and lemons – as well as berries – to brighten up the cooler days.
Shirt, £75, meandem.com; skirt, £75, whistles.com; shoes, £145, russellandbromley.co.uk
COOL CITRUS A-PEEL
Phoebe Philo’s playful banana prints on Chloe’s Spring/Summer 2004 collection put fruit firmly on the fashion agenda and have been indispensable ever since. They are more advanced these days; tropical bananas and pineapple have been replaced by stylish winter citrus and seasonal berries.
Reformation, the trendy LA clothing label that focused on sustainability before the rest of the fashion industry even heard of it, has adopted the trend. They have beautifully illustrated oranges on black back mini dresses, maxi dresses and tie sleeve tops. Their berry print is also beautiful, as are the tomatoes.
A PEACHIER PRICE
Whistles bring a more affordable selection to the High Street. The skirt I’m wearing here is also available in dress form and they have a fun cream colored shirt with a fruit print (£35, whistles.com). I dressed mine with a simple blue shirt and black pumps – key pieces from my capsule wardrobe.