If you haven’t noticed, fruit prints and motifs are more popular than ever this summer. There are the beaded Susan Alexandra bags dripping with cherry dangles; the Staud and Reformation dresses covered in graphic, colorful fruit prints; the super-cool Sandy Laing cutout skirts and frocks dotted with apples, oranges, guavas and bananas; and ultra-feminine pieces by HVN that are ideal looks for a sunny picnic in the park.
And then there is Gucci, whose Spring 2019 collection was chock-full of strawberry prints. On handbags, on sneakers, on sweatshirts, on pants, on blouses, on wallets… each item was somehow more delicious than the last. I had to have a piece of it, and this past weekend in the Hamptons, I finally pulled the trigger when visiting their shop at Melet Mercantile in Montauk.
These pool slides combine two of my all-time favorite things: Gucci and sweet summer fruit. They’re ideal for everyday wear during the warmer months, and while the classic Gucci monogram is certainly noticeable, the cartoonish strawberry graphics help to make them fun and a bit tongue-in-cheek. Plus, dressing like a fruit salad kind of makes me feel like a little kid again, and isn’t that the ultimate summer dream?