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Fashion's fabulous fruity finds

Anna Coroneo's vibrant watermelon cotton pareo doubles as a sarong or a beachy wrap dress.

Designers are showcasing a whimsically delectable vibe this summer. The lip-smacking looks are infused with a mix of vivid colors inspired by farmers market jaunts, trips to lush orchards and bites of succulent fruits. Ensembles and accessories are bestrewn with fruity delights ranging from juicy lemon prints and bright pink grapefruit handbags to tropical tiki-inspired pineapple clutches and juicy watermelon wrap dresses

Tiffany & Co. offers a bright key ring for the apple of your eye. ($190). The colorful New York-inspired sterling silver piece is finished with a bold red and green enamel. Available at Tiffany & Co. in New York and online. :: tiffany.com

Dolce & Gabbana channels Italy’s summer with bold patterns inspired by lemons grown along the lush Amalfi coast. A playful line of handbags, sandals ($448) and printed silk jumpsuits ($1,377) evokes the retro fashions seen at Sicily’s balmy beaches. Available at Dolce & Gabbana, South Coast Plaza. :: dolceandgabbana.com

This vibrant platinum broach, which doubles as a hairpiece, comes from the Cartier Royal Collection. It’s adorned with carved sapphires, emeralds and succulent “berries” constructed from ruby beads and “leaves” made of brilliant-cut diamonds (price upon request). Inquire at Cartier, South Coast Plaza. :: cartier.com

Kate Spade’s zesty grapefruit crossbody bag ($278) comes in a bright coral and pairs well with washed-out jeans. Available at Kate Spade, South Coast Plaza. :: katespade.com

Giamba’s cherry-embroidered bottoms ($391) leave a cheeky impression with a touch of gusto. The cotton-and-silk blend shorts easily transition from a day at the shore to a flirty night out dancing. Available at Atelier 7918 in Newport Coast. :: atelier7918.com

Judith Leiber fashions this couture black crystal evening bag with a pleasing pineapple motif ($2,495). The Austrian crystal-encrusted clutch is playfully understated. Available at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island. :: neimanmarcus.com

Anna Coroneo’s vibrant watermelon cotton pareo ($198) doubles as a sarong or a beachy wrap dress. The Italian-made piece fuses the trans-Atlantic designer’s passions for playful prints and luxurious accessories. Available at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island.:: neimanmarcus.com

If embracing a Chiquita banana-inspired ensemble is a tad too kitschy for your taste, embellish your summer look with a fun cherry puff accessory by Kate Spade. The burst of bold color works as both a key chain and a bag charm. Available at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza. :: nordstrom.com


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