Solange Knowles' Summer Wardrobe Staple? Wearable Produce!
Few things say “summer” like a bevy of tropical fruit—and we’re not just talking about it from an edible perspective. When it comes to warm-weather dressing, brighter is always better, and prints reign supreme over solids. So when the two sartorially combine in the form of wearable produce, it’s pretty much a fashion ace. And few people demonstrate the wearability of fruit prints with more ease than Solange Knowles. The singer, who's currently recording her third studio album, has been spotted on more than one occasion sporting the tasty trend—most recently at Q&Q’s U.S. launch event at Open House Gallery (above, right), where she seamlessly paired two Christopher Kane separates with a crystal-crusted lemon wedge handbag by Kate Spade New York. “I don’t know what my obsession is with fruits this season,” Knowles told InStyle.com of her statement-making accessory. “Yellow is my favorite color to wear. If it was a banana, I’d be wearing it.”
But Knowles doesn’t limit herself to the sunny hue, of course. A champion of mixed prints, she’s paired nearly every color of the rainbow in her bold, risk-taking ensembles. Her go-to trend this year, as last (above, left at Coachella 2013), promises to be a veritable fruit cocktail, harking back to 2011, when Prada and Stella McCartney both showed bold citrusy prints in their spring collections. The trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon: “Melody Ehsani made some really adorable watermelon earrings that I just got,” Knowles said. “I also just got a pineapple ring, and I saw this other lemon dress at Opening Ceremony. My mom [Tina] was actually with me when I saw it and said, ‘If you buy one more thing with the fruit, this is just going to be embarrassing for you.’” Our verdict? Keep the fruit coming.