To preface this article, I would like you imagine Mindy Kaling's character from The Office, Kelly Kapoor chanting "Hollaback Girl," with lyrics slightly altered as she sings, "This day is Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S." Okay, now that you are in a sufficiently fruity frame of mind, and will hopefully have the Gwen Stefani song stuck in your head for eternity, we can talk about fruit print clothing — a trend from 2011 that I think needs to make a fabulous reappearance in spring 2015. This trend consists not only of showcasing bananas, but apples, oranges, pineapples, and occasionally, even pears (real talk: does anyone actually like pears?).
Fruit is great; fruit is grand! It keeps us energized, happy, and refreshed. Now that we are slowly inching our way into warmer days, I am proposing we not only eat our favorite fruits but wear them as well! Because why the hell not? We are adults and we can wear oranges on our breasts if we want to. I don’t know about y'all but I am a quarter past over florals for spring and summer. Fruits will spice up (not literally) your wardrobe and inspire tasty food choices, too. How can you really beat that people? Answer: You can’t. So here are a handful of fun, fruit-printed pieces to try this spring!
These super cute jelly platform sandals, one of Man Repeller's picks, are so spring break. They make me feel like belting out Jimmy's Buffet's lyrics, "If you like piña coladas, getting caught in the rain!" I wonder if they'd be Carrie Bradshaw style approved.
Sophia Webster Rose Vinyl and Printed Satin Sandals, $295, Net-A-Porter
Shield your eyes for this explicit version. "This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" The color and the overall aesthetic of this dress really floats my boat, I gotta tell ya. I would most definitely wear this mini dress to brunch at Tavern on the Green. Is anyone else in the mood for a banana split right now?
Markus Lupfer Banas Frankie Printed Satin Mini Dress, $295, Net-A-Porter
"I've been drinking... watermelon." I had to. I really did. How amazing is this watermelon leather backpack? I like how simple it is that just the opening, which is shaped like the fruit, it designed to look like a watermelon. This is incredibly cute and I want my future daughter and I to have matching Sophia Webster backpacks.
Sophia Webster, Ziggy Watermelon leather backpack, $595, Net-A-Porter
4. Watermelon 2.0
More watermelons! They do happen to be one of my favorite fruits. This sweater looks so adorable and cozy. It would be great to slip on on colder days this spring (like today for instance). Come on sun!
Chinti and Parker Watermelon-intarsia Cashmere Sweater, $535, Net-A-Porter
You can see Lena Dunham looking absolutely fetching in this J. Crew design in Girls season 3, episode 11, to be specific. I think this shirt is quite fitting for Hannah because she's very unique, as are oranges. Because, well, they are the only word in the English language that can't be rhymed.
J. Crew Perfect Shirt in Citrus Print, $88, Sahar Market
6. Pineapples 2.0
"If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape, I'm the love that you look for, write to me and escape!" This is actually a pretty messed up song if you think about it, but there is nothing messed up about pineapple-printed shorts. They're just adorable and they come in royal blue as well! Variety is fun.
Kaiaka Pineapple Printed Shorts, $34, Francescas
7. Lemon And Lime
Shwayze once crooned, "Baby will you be my corona and lime, and I will be your main squeeze." I would like to think that I would be wearing this lovely maxi dress while singing along at a Shwayze concert. And yes, I would love to be his main squeeze.
Kuccia Lemon and Lime Fruit Print Maxi Dress, $107, ASOS
Pomegranates are a fruit I have yet to try. Are they worthy? They seem very difficult to eat to me. I think there are seeds involved. I don't like seeds. But I do like this skort. I mostly love it because skorts are the best thing to happen to the world but the pattern is exceptionally cute, too. I would definitely wear this on Mother's Day.
Fruit Print Shorts, $450, Zara
Okay, I might be getting a tad ahead of myself on this one but a girl can dream, can't she? I like to think that someday soon I will be on a sandy beach somewhere, cocktail in hand, and lemons on my belly.
Fruit Print Nylon Tricot High-Waist Swim Brief, $30, American Apparel
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