Fashion and Fruit: A Pairing I'm Sweet On

If you've seen Call Me by Your Name, it's safe to say that you'll never look at a peach quite the same way. Well, scrolling through your Instagram feed, you might have noticed that fruit, in general, seems to have hit a certain cultural note, becoming the It accessory on Instagram. Lounging on the beach with a perky, plump bag of cherries, stuffing your see-through bag with exactly three oranges—the phenomenon knows no rules but still manages to achieve a dreamy (dare I say sweet?) result.

Since it's inception, Instagram has been both critiqued and celebrated as a space that curates an aesthetic as opposed to a reality. But while early fashion bloggers projected a sense of perfection—polished outfits, rehearsed poses—today, many up-and-coming influencers favor a certain candidness in the images they share.