Seven Ways to Wear Pineapples

Designers turn to the spiky tropical fruit as a muse and the results are tasty

The weather in NYC has been teasing a taste of summer lately, and with it comes an appetite for the sweet and tropical. Lasting much longer than a piña colada are these classy ways to wear your love for pineapple, without feeling like you’ve dressed up for a luau-themed barbecue. Designers have turned to the spiky fruit as their muse and the results are almost as good as the rare, creamy white Kaua’i Sugarloaf pineapple we stumbled upon at a farmers market in Hawaii.


MSGM Pineapple Shirt

Pineapples ran rampant in the always bright and colorful Italian label MSGM’s S/S15 collection—from burgundy knit sweaters to oversize jacquard coats. What stands out is the Poplin Pineapple Shirt, an airy cotton top that’s playfully dressy. The black and yellow pineapples pop against the pale blue—and if you’re really in love, you can pair the shirt with the matching skirt—even grab the dress version, too. ($390)

Alice McCall Eyecatcher Jumpsuit

Cream with touches of gold lurex, Alice McCall’s Eye Catcher jumpsuit is a sophisticated way to get tropical, as the pineapple print is nearly camouflaged. The silk piece is ultra feminine—with frilled shoulders and a softly asymmetrical hemline—but steers clear of being matronly as it’s transparent and ultimately sexy. ($350 AUD)


Vilebrequin Embroidered Pineapples Swim Trunks

Breathing new life into the popular ‘70s Moorea style, French swimwear specialists Vilebrequin’s Embroidered Pineapples swim trunks are sporty, yet distinctly laid-back. Aside from being stylish, the trunks are also built for functionality with two side pockets, a hand-cut back pocket and air evacuation eyelets. The pineapple patterning just happens to sweeten the deal. ($590)

Vans Authentic Pineapple Sneakers

Vans gets in the mood for summer with their “Drained and Confused” S/S15 capsule collection which peppers skulls disguised as pineapples across backpacks, boardshorts and more. The off-white Pineapple Sneaker in their simple, low-top Authentic style makes for happy, comfortable feet. ($55)


Aranaz Wooden Pina Purse

The Filipino mother-daughter trio behind accessories label Aranaz have created one of the most unique pieces of arm candy we’ve seen in a while: a hand-carved wood and brass pineapple bag, complete with gold chain. It encapsulates their dedication to local materials, craftsmanship and most importantly, charm. Freshly restocked this past weekend after being out of stock for some time, the Pina Purse won’t last for long this round, either. ($589)

Strathcona Stockings Pineapple Socks

These pink, pineapple-printed Strathcona socks are super light and silky but still opaque. Cheerfully patterned with subtle pastel color, these socks are perfect when showing a hint of ankle with an otherwise stitched-up outfit, or with stacked sandals for that in-between spring weather. Because each sock and stocking is specially printed in the States, the placement of the design can vary—making each tropical accessory unique. ($36)


A’N’D Pineapple Clutch

This irregularly-shaped cut-out clutch from A’N’D (Central Saint Martins alums Azumi and David) makes it easy to swing your bundle of joy. We wouldn’t be surprised if you could fit an actual pineapple in this halfprinted cotton satin, half black calf hide leather purse. ($262)

Images courtesy of respective designers