Tropical prints are a solid spring/summer favourite for many good reasons. Firstly, it’s nearly impossible to sport a tiger printed blouse without feeling as if you belong on an adventurous escape to Bali.

Secondly, wild blossoms, couch florals and palm leaves have a way of making us feel that summer can and will last forever.

Although, we probably never will see the last of floral patterns, this sweet summer we’re turning to juicy fruit for inspiration. So yes, we’re here for bananas, pineapples, grapes and berries. All the tastiest ingredients for killer smoothies and to apparently have printed on a Prada tote. 

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Vegas skyline. The new #Prada iconic bananas logo, screen-printed on a top handle bag. #PradaNeonDream #PradaFW18 #Prada365

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Dating back to the 2017 Spring/Summer shows from the mega houses of Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana and the red carpets of the Venice Film Festival, fruit has proven time and again that it is a classy and tasteful choice. 

So, if you’re ready to extend your range of tropical motifs this season, we’ve got just the list to get you started and ultimately sweeten your spring/summer days. It's time to summon your inner Josephine Baker.

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Make it all about berries, lemons and melons 

The first step is always the easiest; find a tee, a beachy one piece or trousers with your favourite fruit. Pair it with neutral trousers and tops or take it to the next level by clashing more colourful prints. 

Printed Strawberry Tee

Printed strawberry t-shirt, Only at Superbalist, R199

Bedtime fun shortie

Bedtime fun shortie, Factorie, R199  

Blue swimsuit

Watermelon one piece, R350,@vintageloverct on Instagram 

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Juice up your accessories game 

Trade your current phone cover for a watermelon explosion and take your pick from a generous offering of seasonal fruity studs and vanity cases.

Cellphone covers

Iphone and Samsung cover, Sixth floor at Superbalist, R299 

Stud earrings

15 pair stud earring, H&M, R179 

Transparent make-up bag

Transparent makeup bag, H&M, R149 


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Sock it to ‘em 

The florals we mean, with avos and peachy socks all from the @almostfamous boutique store and let your feet enjoy the delicious colours of the season.


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