Pineapple prints are the fruity update your wardrobe needs right now. Don’t believe us? Check out all the A-listers rocking theirs.
Not only are they super tasty to eat (upside-down cake anyone?), their spiky green updos and bright yellow skin also looks rather lovely printed on our clothes, from trousers to tops and summer frocks.
Leave it to the likes of Rihanna and Cara Delevingne to champion this quirky trend with off-duty aplomb, and we’re anticipating that the fruity pineapple print will be making A-list appearances at boutique festivals the world over. It’s already flirted its way around Coachella, and now that the 2015 UK festi-season is well and truly under way, we’re hedging our bets that these juicy little beauties will be popping up everywhere from Glasto to Bestival.
The lust for quirky prints isn’t a new one. Designers like Henry Holland and Marc Jacobs have been incorporating vibrant and unusual motifs into their collections for yonks, but this season it seems, the pineapple is having its own sartorial moment.
We know, it is a bit unusual to wear your pineapples on your sleeve. But don’t worry; you can fully embrace this trend without straying too far into Carmen Miranda territory (Google here, you’ll see what we mean) by simply adding a pop of pineapple print into your summer accessory edit, or layering a tropical tee underneath a loosely knotted denim overshirt.
For those looking to go full-on luau, the high street has plenty of wardrobe game-changers to ensure that your pineapples are indeed popping. We love Boohoo’s spaghetti strap number with its fun take on the classic print. Wear with chunky utility boots and vintage biker for the ultimate urban festival look, or else roll it up and throw it into your Ibiza survival kit.
If you are still feeling a little nervous, there are still ways to nail this trend without feeling like a walking Tiki bar. M&S has a lovely casual summer scarf with an abstract sketch pineapple print (a bit more subtle), and Topshop’s uber glam foil print jumpsuit is a perfect option for that destination wedding outfit you’ve been frantically searching for.
Altogether, ‘Aga doo doo doo, push pineapple shake the tree…’