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The Lust List: Tutti Frutti

Nothing says summer to me like bold prints and fresh fruit. Okay, well maybe weekend beach trips, my June birthday, and outdoor concerts. Regardless, I’ve definitely been digging the cheeky fruit print trend given my penchant for aggressive patterns and having fun with fashion.

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A well-placed fruit print is flippant and carefree, exactly what we want to exude while rooftop brunching and touting green juices throughout the park all summer long. In my humble opinion, the best type of clothing is the kind that makes you happy, and who doesn’t crack a smile at the girl bold enough to wear bunches of bananas on her skirt?

fruit skirt

Dare I say it, but it seems like fruit prints are replacing animal print this season. Are lemons the new leopard? Citrus and cherry patterns have been popping up everywhere from high-end runways like Moschino and Stella McCartney to accessible retailers such as ASOS and J. Crew.

If you want to ease your way into this quirky look, try adding a pair of banana-shaped earrings or a festive scarf in your hair. Rocking a fruit-inspired clutch or tote is another way to try out the trend.

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For those who want to go bananas (see what I did there?!), cute matching cropped sets and breezy sundresses were all over the Coachella fairgrounds this year and are quickly making their way back to the city streets.

However you cut it, this summer trend is sweet and fun. These picks are the apple of my eye:

Ally

Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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