Unleash Your Inner Cherry Bomb With Cherry Fashion
With summer upon us, I am beginning to crave fruit way more than usual, and the fruit I can't get enough of at the moment is the small but sweet cherry. Cherry season is upon us and it appears that cherry printed fashion is the pick of the bunch this summer. Cherries are a fun fruit; they add frivolity and youthfulness to an outfit, not to mention a vintage appeal. The revival of the rocakbilly trend sees ladies pairing cherry print garments with summery gingham and adding a bandana to finish off their look. The first outfit in Saint Laurent's spring/summer ready-to-wear collection was a one-shouldered, black, cherry print dress, which proves cherries are also a hit in high end fashion.
Cherries were given an injection of sex appeal when the 1970s teenage girl group The Runaways released "Cherry Bomb" and had lead singer Cherie Currie perform the song in that baby pink corset. Then of course there was glam rock band Warrant's '90s song "Cherry Pie," which was used to comedic effect in the tryouts scene of Bring it On. Plus, we all know the meaning of the phrase "popped her cherry." (Ew.)
This summer, cherries are everywhere. Whether you want to wear them to add a little fun, foxiness, or a touch of rockabilly to your outfits, rest assured these garments are ripe for the picking!
1. The Realistic Cherry Earrings
Large Red Cherry Earrings, $5, Etsy
If you like to keep things simple, then you'll want to wear these cute, realistic cherry earrings. Pair these with a red gingham dress and some heart shaped, retro sunnies and you'll be the epitome of retro chic.
2. The Super Sweet Halter Dress
Cherries Halter Dress, $74, Blame Betty
Make your life sweeter with this gorgeous cherry print halter dress. The white backdrop lends a summery vibe to this pretty 1950s style frock, so you'll be ready for any occasion this season.
3. The Cherry Capris
Sourpuss Cherry Pie Peggy Capris, $41, Sourpuss Clothing
Capri pants are a great way to stay cool in the summer while giving your outfit an edge. The dark background lends a real rockabilly feel to these pants; so tie your shirt up, wear a bandana in your hair, and go see your favorite rockabilly artist in concert.
4. The Cherry Necklace
Cherry And Strawberry Necklace, approx. $38, Hannah Makes Things
Can't decide which is your favorite summery, scarlet fruit? With this adorable cherry and strawberry necklace, you don't have to pick!
5. The Darling Cherry Two-Piece
Vintage Pin Up Style Red & White Gingham & Dot Cherry Pie High Waisted Halter Two Piece Bikini, $118, Unique Vintage
Look good enough to eat in this darling gingham, polka dot, and cherry print bikini. Channel your favorite vintage Hollywood starlet as you catch some rays on your sun lounger this summer, while looking pinup perfect.
6. The Crystal Cherry Earrings
Green And Red Crystal Cherry Front And Back Earrings, $7, Claires
Glam up your outfit with these crystal cherry earrings to ensure you sparkle this summer.
7. The Cream Cherry Cardigan
Shelly Cherries Cardigan, $32, Sourpuss Clothing
Come over all sweetness and light in this lovely, cream cardigan with a cherry design. This fine knit would look divine paired with your favorite vintage swing dress.
8. The Cherry Coke Sweater
Cherry Coke Raglan Sweatshirt, $15, Forever 21
Hands up, who loves Cherry Coke? Now you can show the world your love for this classic beverage with a retro style Cherry Coke sweatshirt.
9. The 1950s Cherry Print Playsuit
1950s Style Black & Red Dot Cherry Pie Halter Romper, $58, Unique Vintage
Transform into a vintage vixen this summer in this stunning 1950s style cherry romper. Don't just play with fashion, flirt with fashion this summer in this super cute design.
10. The Cartoony Cherry Pie Top
South Beach Cherry Top, $11, ASOS
Grab yourself a slice of cherry pie this summer in this quirky, cherry pie top. For super style points, pair with a red pleated tennis style skirt, and holographic ankle boots to look like the tastiest chéri around.
11. The Heeled Cherry Sneakers
Lashed Shoes, $160, Irregular Choice
Irregular Choice has had a foothold firmly in my top 10 shoe brands since I can remember. Its styles are just insane; in the best way possible. Take, for instance, this heeled sneaker with a hidden platform. It cleverly yet subtly pulls together cherry style elements such as a flash of cherry print material, a bright cherry red shade used throughout, and "stalk green" laces, which add a contrasting color. I'm not sure you'd want to go for a run in them but you'll definitely be needing them to come first in the style race this summer.Images: Getty Images; Giphy; Courtesy Brands