Pineapple Express — Give Your Outfit A Tropical Taste With These Piña-Themed Picks!
Pineapples have long been associated with hospitality. Endemic to southern Brazil and Paraguay, the pineapple made its way to many a Caribbean island thanks to the active trade among indigenous civilizations. In the 15th century, during his second voyage to the Caribbean island of Guadalupe, Christopher Columbus encountered the fruit for the very first time and instantly grew fascinated by its hard, pine cone-like exterior and sweet, juicy interior. Columbus quickly began exporting pineapples to Europe but, due to the lack of refrigeration, they rarely made it through the voyage before spoiling, and their rarity made them all the more coveted by royals looking to flaunt their status. In colonial America, meanwhile, pineapples were often displayed as centerpieces at lavish banquets when visitors were expected, the fruit’s presence serving as the ultimate welcoming sign. In time, pineapple shapes were carved onto bedposts, headboards, and corbels to further augment a home’s inviting ambiance.
In keeping with the pineapple’s history as a symbol of hospitality and friendship, fashion brands are presenting customers with hearty servings of the fruit this season. From playful T-shirts to sculptural rings, cheeky earrings, kitschy clutches, printed sneakers and whimsical sandals, the latest crop of fashion finds proves why the piña is simply irresistible.
Check out some of our favorite pineapple-themed goodies!
Sophia Webster Rosa Sandal, £210.00. Available at SophiaWebster.com
Tory Burch Mira Beach Shirt, $250. Available at ToryBurch.com
La Regale Small Cork Minaudiere, $62.99. Available at Macys.com
Vera Xane Piña Ring, $98. Available at NastyGal.com
Topshop Foil Pineapple Print Jumpsuit, $75. Available at US.Topshop.com
Melody Ehsani Pineapples Earrings, $48. Available at MelodyEhsani.com
Mango Perfection Printed T-Shirt, $24.99. Available at Shop.Mango.com
Isabella Fiore Tahiti Tote in Blue Pineapple, $195. Available at IsabellaFiore.com
MSGM Pineapple Print Tunic, $398. Available at IntermixOnline.com
Alex and Ani Expandable Pineapple Charm Wire Bangle, $28. Available at AlexandAni.com
Keds Double Decker Picnic Slip-On Shoes, $50. Available at Keds.com
MSGM Pineapple Print Dress, $409. Available at FarFetch.com
Skinnydip London Pineapple Box Crossbody, $48. Available at NastyGal.com
H&M Jersey Dress, $12.95. Available at HM.com
Forever 21 Pineapple Print Headwrap, $3.90. Available at Forever21.com
Vans Authentic Pineapple Skulls Skate Shoe, $54.99. Available at Journeys.com
Nicole Miller Artelier Pineapple Intarsia Sweater, $220. Available at NicoleMiller.com
Brahmin Asher Leather Medium Pineapple Tote, $315. Available at LordAndTaylor.com
River Island White Pineapple Print Oversized Crop Top, $32. Available at US.RiverIsland.com
YES Ruby Sandals, $124.95. Available at Solestruck.com