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Whether worn oversized on a sweatshirt or as a diminutive, polka-dot-like pattern on a cocktail dress, fruit prints always feel fresh — which might explain why designers like Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana can’t get enough of them. Next season’s sweetest take comes courtesy of Altuzarra, who sent cherry- and lemon-adorned pieces down his spring 2017 catwalk. While his collection was one of the most colorful and covetable ones shown at New York Fashion Week, its prices — which start around the $1,000 mark — might be hard to swallow for some.
Can’t drop four figures on fruit prints? Fear not — there are tons of similar styles available for less, and in darker shades you can start wearing right now, no less. Scroll down to shop a few of my personal favorites.
J.Crew’s current selection of cherry-printed dresses, separates, and accessories is as sweet as can be — and with most pieces ringing in at under $100, the price is right.
Whether you’re hankering for cherries or apples, Whistles has a bunch of cute printed pieces that are sure to please. Plus, their more muted color palette means you can wear them well into winter.
Never one to sit out a trend, Asos has a handful of adorable (and affordable) fruit-printed options on offer.
Don’t forget about Forever 21! The fast fashion favorite usually stocks a selection of juicy prints each season; how cute is this sparkly pullover?
If you’ve got slightly more cash to spend, model/DJ Harley Viera Newton’s new collection of vintage-inspired dresses, HVN, includes styles in this irresistible cherry print. Every piece is made in New York City, with most prices in the mid-hundreds.
Victoria Victoria Beckham (the designer’s contemporary collection) is similarly brimming with bold fruit prints, including strawberry- and cherry-sprinkled knits and cocktail numbers.
Prefer your fruit graphics more photorealistic? Paul Smith has you covered.