There are certain prints which tend to evoke a style, era, or trend the second you spot them. Plaid? Cowboy, or schoolgirl. Leopard print? Femme Fatale. Leather? Edgy punker. The list goes on.
The same rings true for cherry prints. When our cherry-themed fabrics popped into the head office, I was reminded of pin-up, 1950s housewife chic. But that’s such a dated view! Do we really have to get stuck in these fabric archetypes? I think not. I mean, if Bettie Page is your fashion icon, then kudos to you. But if you tend to not veer on the bombshell side, there’s plenty of other ways you can wear cherry prints (also, without feeling like a child with a matching cherry headband). Think vintage chic. Cherry prints on ivory grounds really make the red tones pop, while keeping the print simple and feminine.
Try pairing a comfy cherry-printed knit sweater with some light coloured boyfriend jeans, and leather ankle booties. You can also opt to add a flowy cherry mini-skirt to your fall wardrobe. Look for deeper, more subdued foreground tones, to make the print season appropriate. A light-weight cherry-printed scarf can also add a cute touch to a simple outfit. And if you’re still uncomfortable wearing cherry-prints, try wearing deep, cherry-coloured accessories to add a touch of sweetness.
On an unrelated note, remember these? These were my most coveted item back in high-school.
How would you wear cherry prints this season?