Monday, June 14, 2021

June Stylish Monday - "Feeling Fresh and Fruity"

On the second Monday of every month a group of style bloggers and I pick a theme, style an outfit based on that theme, and then do a link up together where you can join too!  This month's theme is "Feeling Fresh and Fruity".  The ladies and I are showing either our outfits with fruit prints or fruity colors.  

When I first saw the theme of this month's challenge, I was going to purchase some cute dress like what Andrea is wearing.  I've seen so many adorable 1950's style fruit print dresses on Amazon or Modcloth that I just love.  I especially like all the cherry prints.  However, since I'm trying to maintain more of a minimalist wardrobe these days I decided to shop my own closet and I was surprised to discover that I had at least three items with fruit prints on already, two of which I'm showing in this post.

I decided to style this coral tee shirt with gold pineapples on it and a pineapple scarf.

When I think of fruit prints I  think of bright, fruity colors like coral, orange, fuchsia, purple, yellow, etc.  Many women don't feel comfortable in bright colors (I know I don't like to wear a lot of color head to toe) so I wanted to show how to incorporate the fruit print trend with neutrals so it's not so bold leaving one feeling like they look like a piece of fruit.  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I decided to pair my bright, fruity tee with a pair of tan pants.  I purchased these pants from a thrift store, believe it or not.  They were originally from Talbots.  I NEVER go thrift store shopping for clothes.  I just don't have the patience for it.  But I happened to be in the thrift store searching for baskets, when I spotted these pants and a really cute skirt, both for around $3.00 each, so I bought them both!  I thought to myself "I need to shop at thrift stores for clothes more often." ๐Ÿ˜‚

I played off the metallic gold in the pineapples on the tee and carried a metallic gold bag and added a metallic gold belt.

For jewelry, I also used a lot of gold, but my bracelet has some bright, fruity colors too!

For footwear, I chose a comfy pair of flats that had a tan base to match the pants, but a floral print with bright, fruity colors.  And then to complete the whole look, I painted my nails coral to match my tee.

Now, it may not look it, but it was a cold, rainy day in the 50's when I took these pictures.  I didn't even want to take my coat and scarf off to take the pictures, I was so cold!  But I wanted to show you yet another way to add fruit prints to your outfit that doesn't have much bold color at all.  

I simply covered the coral tee with a blue jean jacket and then I put a fairly neutral pineapple print scarf over it.

The scarf is very neutral with a sheer white background and grey pineapples.  Only the bright yellow tassels have a lot of color.  The scarf is a great way to incorporate the fruit print trend without having an overwhelming amount of bright color.  

And now, let's see what the rest of the ladies are wearing this month, and be sure to link up your outfits with us too!


Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - “I bought this bright orange blazer a few months ago but had trouble styling it until I found this adorable fruity printed swimsuit. And I figured why not style a blazer over my swimsuit. It’s not like I follow fashion rules anyway!”


Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood - Fruity Floral Flounce!!! That’s what I am calling this outfit. Between the florals and paisley design of my ruffled skirt and those bright orange sandals I got the citrus fruity vibes and all the Summery florals going! 


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - “I am feeling like a basket of fruit or a box full of fruit sweets, lol, in this outfit! Oranges, strawberries and raspberries! Love that color combination! I have ombre nails at the moment with red and orange. You can take a look at last Tuesday’s post for that!”


Emma - The Style Splash - "I bought this Fabienne Chapot striped cherry print dress on eBay. I'm a big fan of the Dutch brand and their quirky prints. A shirt dress is summer staple for me as they're cool and easy to wear."


Lucy - Lucy   “This month’s collaboration got me digging into my wardrobe for something fresh and delish to style up.  Found this fun lime maxi decorated with cherries- how sweet!  Lime green is already a favourite with me- especially for summer- and with the added fun red-cherry print, well that’s enough to get me smiling๐Ÿ˜Š  Fresh, quench-thirsting look for this hot Montreal summer- I’m ready!”


Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles - “Feeling fruity in my Target dress with lemon and limes and oranges on it.”


Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - “I love the retro feel of this fruit print tiered shirt-dress. I was looking for a simple tiered dress on Amazon, when this one caught my eye. I couldn’t resist its charm! I styled it with my red gingham print sandals that have been on repeat this summer.The fruit print and gingham combo makes me happy!”


Nicole - High Latitude Style - “In interior Alaska, summer temperatures remain pleasant in the drought season except when it rains. The record is 100F in Ft. Yukon,but we already think 85F is too hot. In the monsoon season, it feels unpleasant due to the high humidity and temperatures in the 50F or so. Thus, in early summer, it’s shorts and tank tops with flip flops, in late summer, it’s rain gear and layering. Since the Sun is in the sky 24/7, sun protective clothes are my go-to.”


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF -  “Nothing says summer more than fruity prints and bold fun colors especially after long cold Illinois


Nina - Sharing a Journey - “We are definitely out and about these days.  My bright colors mirror my optimism for the sunny summer days ahead.”


Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell - “I love the vibrant pattern and color of this bold wrap skirt; it feels so optimistic, fresh, and cheerful. Bold prints can be a bit intimidating to style, so I say keep it simple, with neutral pieces; like this black ruffle top, raffia bag, and hat. From there, allow the print piece, to be the star of the show!”

And ME!

Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits - “Love fruit prints but you don’t want to look like a piece of  fruit?  Here’s  how to incorporate the fun fruit print trend into a neutral outfit.”

Have A Great Day! Amy

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  1. Amy, this is such a fun outfit! I love that you paired the bright top with tan pants to tone down the brightness. I laughed at the part about not wanting to look like a piece of fruit! I feel like I look like an orange creamsicle in my outfit! Haha. Your tee is super cute and I absolutely love your pineapple scarf! You know I love thrift shopping for clothes so I was super excited to read about your Talbots pants and they just reminded me of Talbots sweater I purchased recently at the thrift that is covered in a lemon print! I totally forgot about it and could have worn it for this post. Oh well. I am loving all the bold, bright, fruity looks this month. So fun! Have a wonderful week, my friend.


    1. Thanks Shelbee. Yes, I wanted to show how to pair brights with neutrals because I know lots of women don't like to wear really bright colors. I had to do another challenge this week where the theme was "summer brights". I was so surprised how little "brightly colored" things I had in my closet. I'm glad they kept the word "fruit" in the theme, or my outfit never would have worked.

  2. What a fun style prompt! Your pineapple tee is adorable and such a great color! Love this cute summer look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thanks Jill. I really enjoyed this theme. It was very different and fun.

  3. That bright color is so pretty around your face. Great way to enjoy the trend without jumping in head to toe. My girls had a hand me down fruit themed sundress that they both wore for years until it was nothing but threads. We still have it. We even named it. Purple dressy. It would be right in style now.

    1. Thank you! That is so funny that you named your dress. That's great you were able to keep it so long.

  4. What a perfect outfit for the challenge theme! Love the pineapple print top in that gorgeous coral! And I'm really loving how it looks with the jean jacket and lightweight scarf to complete the look!
    Those pants really were a great buy! Hard to pass up quality pants for that price!!

    1. Thank Ellie! Yes, I don't usually shop thrift stores because it's usually junky clothes that look well worn or shrunk, but these were a lucky find. It's a small thrift shop, I think I enjoyed that more because I wasn't so overwhelmed. It took me minutes to find the section in my size and go through their stuff. I think I will check them out more often. It's an inexpensive way to fashion blog! I feel I've shown too many clothes on repeat as it is, but I don't "Need" new clothes for any other reason so I don't want to spend the $ on new clothes.

  5. That scarf is wonderful! I really love it and yes, the neutral colors would lend themselves to it being paired with pretty much anything. The pineapple tee is really cute and I like how you added the printed ballet flats too. Love your location for the pics.

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, I'm fortunate to live near a park with both a gazebo and a covered bridge so I can take pictures.

  6. Some of the best pieces really are straight from our closet- just look at this fun look you've styled up! Looking great my friend!

  7. I love the tee Amy!! I have only just started adding fruits to my wardrobe, LOL!!
    As for thrifting...I always say it's feast or famine. But some of my feasts have been wonderful. I always do better when I'm not searching for something in particular!!

    1. Thank you! You are so right about thrift stores! I was looking for bibbed overalls and ended up coming home with tan pants and a skirt! ha ha!

  8. that pineapple tee is so cute and I really like the matching pineapple print scarf! I'm just thinking - I have a lot of bright colours in my wardrobe but I don't think I have any fruit print pieces - definitely a wardrobe gap for me! :)
    Hope that your week is a good one so far!

    Away From The Blue

    1. Thanks Mica. I was just going through my closet and realized I have hardly any bright colors. Everything seems white, grey, black, or blue.

  9. Your pineapple top is so cute on you! I love that color!

  10. what a fun top Amy, it would go with so many different bottoms. And a big yes and congrats to the $3 pants! What a deal!
    xx Suzanne

  11. Fabulous Amy - this is so nice. I love the orange top with your chino style trousers. Thanks for sharing this super colour combo. Jacqui xx

  12. Great look! I love how orange and brown look together! Loving all the others' outfits too!

    Life is a Shoe

  13. Such a fun theme!! Those gold pineapples are adorable! I don't think I have anything fruit-printed in my closet, but I remember when lemon print was all the rage.
    Thanks for linkup up!



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