The cure for a balmy, sweltering summer: refreshing pineapple prints. This season, bold graphic patterns have hijacked our wardrobes, and taken us straight to the tropics. Dreamy palm fronds and luscious summer fruit are giving us a serious case of island fever. Our favorite fruit-print phenomenon right now, the pineapple, is popping up on scarves, iPhone cases, totes and every accessory you can think of. Adorable, whimsical and breaths of fresh air, they're everything we look for in our summer statement pieces. With brands like J. Crew, Kate Spade and Ann Taylor embracing the pineapple trend, we're sure to see even more sophisticated takes on this pretty, of-the-moment pattern.
These pineapple-printed canvas sneakers are a fun way to test out the trend, without going all Carmen Miranda. The white background keeps the pattern slightly subdued, and with a pair of denim shorts and a solid top, you can still make a statement.
Stephanie Watts, the style blogger behind Indigo Pier, is a pro at creating looks that are equally attainable and covetable. Her pineapple-printed infinity scarf lends a summery feel to a metallic sweater. (You may want to unpack yours from that box marked "Holiday Clothing.")
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Indian fashion designer Manish Arora is known for his colorful, intricately patterned designs. But that doesn't mean the jewelry creations get upstaged by the bold clothing. This pineapple bracelet (not to mention those nails) caught our eye in a sea of color at the spring/summer shows.
You can never have too many delicate gold rings. You really can't. Pile them on, mix and match, string them on a necklace ... you get the point. We spotted this adorable Kristin Ash pineapple ring on style blog Anything With Studs.