31 Ways to Do Fruit Print So Right
Besides being totally delicious to munch on, fruit is definitely strutting its stuff down the catwalk these days. Has anyone else noticed the amount of fruit print clothing in stores lately? We sure have. And we’re not mad about it. Here are 31 of our favorite pieces.
1. ASOS Tropical Fruit Dress ($54): Come one, come all. Combine fruit and polka dots for the perfect print salad. See what we did there? ;)
2. Lazy Oaf Mixed Fruit Dress ($57): Overboard? Nah. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a little (or a lot of) produce, as long as it’s on this adorable dress!
3. Soludos Original Lemon Espadrilles ($48): Lemon drops aren’t just great cocktails – they pair perfectly with these espadrille slip-ons.
4. Lisea Strawberry Playsuit ($15): Two things: 1. It’s a romper. 2. It has strawberries on it. ‘nuff said.
5. Go Jane Pineapple Cropped Tank ($17): So. Many. Pineapples. This tank is perfect for a summer BBQ… or strawberry picking!
6. Forever 21 Watermelon Headwrap ($4): What can we say? This adorable watermelon headwrap just does fruit print so right.
7. Chicnova Banana Print Backpack ($26): We’re going bananas over this backpack. Perfect to tote around the city!
8. Ann Taylor Dotted Lemon Print Scarf ($50): Bushels of lemons. Not something you’d expect to see on a scarf, huh? Well, you’re welcome. #gamechanger
9. Wildfox V-neck Sweater ($176): A sweet slice of watermelon is the perfect refresher during the summer, and so is this lightweight sweater!
11. Delia*s Watermelon Button Down ($30): Sweeten up your work style with this watermelon button down. We think this is totally office appropriate, especially paired with a blazer.
12. ZeeGeeWhy Babydoll Dress ($79): This is a very understated take on the tutti frutti trend. Pineapples complemented by an unexpected color? So fab.
13. ModCloth Sweatshirt ($28): Pineapples, bananas, cherries… this one combines ‘em all. It’s almost like the Chiquita Banana lady, but in 2014. Cozy up in this fruit salad crewneck.
14. Shopbop Fruit Print Tee ($50): Keep it casual in a fruity tee. Paired with some boyfriend jeans, it makes for the perfect summer look.
15. Nasty Gal Watermelon Denim Shorts ($78): Watermelon shorts because why not?
16. Anthropologie Fruit Vine Headscarf ($28): You know what they say, when life gives you lemons… put ‘em on everything? We especially love them on this headband.
17. Anthropologie Labdip Lana Jeans ($192): This is how you do fruit print on the DL. From far away, you can’t even tell you’re sporting pineapples on your pants! But let’s be real, why would you want to hide it?
18. Nasty Gal Juicy Fruit Jeans ($88): Florals are so yesterday. These perfectly faded fruit jeans are your answer to keeping it trendy.
19. Skulls Avocado Hat ($16): How rad is this avocado hat? The only downside is that you can’t mix up a bowl of guac with it…
20. Mango Top ($85): Watercolor + mango. Just… awesome.
21. Topshop Island Fruit Dress ($76): Business casual – produce edition. We’d totally go tropical and wear this here at Brit HQ.
22. Modcloth Temporary Tattoo Set ($5): Mix up a fruit salad on your arm with some temporary tattoos. A little outside of the box, but perfect for summer!
23. American Apparel Bathing Suit (Top: $29, Bottoms: $30): Don’t just bring fruit to the beach in a cooler. With this bikini, you can wear it, too!
24. New Look Pineapple Shorts ($25): More pineapple print. And we’re so A-okay with it. This time, it’s a little more toned down with a neutral background and solid tank.
25. Volcom Skirt ($31): Some might say this skirt embodies the perfect summer fruit salad. You might want to eat it, but please, let’s just stick with wearing it.
26. Nasty Gal Fruit Tart Earring Pack ($15): If you don’t want to cover yourself in fruit, then these earrings are a great alternative. Pop them on to accent a summer outfit.
27. American Apparel Tie Back Dress ($70): You’ll feel as cool as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day in this American Apparel dress.
28. Suno Pocket Skirt ($297): Not only is this skirt doing fruit print so right, but it’s also nailing the midi length! Win-win.
29. Sugarhill Boutique Fruit Cocktail Top ($38): This shirt is the perfect way to wear the fruit print trend in a not-so-fruit-cocktail way. At first glance, it doesn’t look like you’re wearing fruit all over your shirt… but you are! Embrace it.
30. Nishe Pineapple Skater Dress ($86): Pineapple print is a favorite at Brit HQ. Especially on this simple yellow dress. #PineapplePrintTakeover
31. Banana Print Cut Out Dress ($13): Pink and yellow, pink and yellow, pink and yellow. Oh wait. That’s not the song. But this dress is pink and yellow and we’re kind of obsessed.
So, how ‘bout them apples? Betcha didn’t think there were so many takes on this trend! Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)