I've been rather obsessed with fruit lately, for both nutritional and recreational reasons. Besides striving for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to keep my body looking at least grade Vitamin C worthy on the beach, (Mike's Hard Lemonade doesn't count) I have also recently mastered the art of cyber fruit slicing (Arigato, Fruit Ninja).
My fruit frenzy has also filtered into my swimwear. For the past few seasons I've found myself gravitating strictly towards solid colored suits, but now I'm feeling the need to add some flava to my arsenal of bikini tops and bottoms. Now I can go from safe to citrusational on the sand with a collection of swimsuits that pack in more servings of fruit than a bottle of V8 Splash.
The boyfriend and I drove past a truckbed of watermelons this weekend that were 5 for $3. I hate myself for not picking up a few, but I can still complement my own melons in the Poko Pano Stripe Halter and matching Melon Side Tie Bottom set from dELiA*s, on sale for $39.50 a slice. Unfortunately, I can't put vodka in my suit to make it a higher proof.
If you subscribe to the mantra, Life is like a bowlful of cherries, check out the Cherries Jubilee Bikini Collection from Venus Swimwear. Cherry pick your favorite bikini tops on sale from $32, bottoms for $19 and matching wrap skirt for $18.
Yes, my fruit salad has no bananas (they get mushy), but I am a fan of anything banana scented and/or printed, including this potassium rich Yellow Banana Print Bikini from Topshop, $52 for the set. It'll make you want to do banana splits while monkeying around on the beach, and it comes in turquoise too.
Not going ape s*** over the banana suit? Pull an anti-Granny Smith in Topshop's sweet Cream Apple Print Padded Bikini that pairs a detachable strap bikini top with a classic pant for $55.
I like them apples.