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Finishing Touches: Five A Day

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We love a fruity accessory: always colourful, often playful and never bad for the spirit. Here’s our pick of the bunch!

Top of the wish-list are these spectacular black and gold earrings by Danish brand, Poporcelain. Starkly elegant, these hand-made porcelain cherries will add wit and whimsy to any outfit.

€195 (but shipping is free) poporcelain.com

Monki’s fruit salad of a swim-set has a choice of a little crop top (as shown here) for a sporty vibe or a super-cute tie-front bikini top, either of which couple up with fashionably large high-waisted pants.

Pants £10, Crop Top or Bikini Top, £15 monki.com

Obviously, the dream would be Harry Styles singing Watermelon Sugar softly into our ears, but failing that we are happy for Moustard to adorn our feet in juicy watermelon segments, courtesy of these combed cotton socks. Love the attention to detail on the cuff!

£7.99 sockshop.co.uk

Thomas Sabo’s new Charming Collection features a wealth of sparkling summer fruits, including this delicate little grape ring which would look ineffably sweet when worn alone or stacked with other…shall we say, fruits in the bowl?

£98 thomassabo.com

Pineapples have become what, in the popular vernacular, can only be described as a mood. These gold strappy sandals from Yull are made immeasurably more pleasing by their spiky yet cheering presence. Herm Pineapple Shoes,

£155, wolfandbadger.com

If you have any hesitation about fruit as an accessory and fear (rather than long for) becoming the Carmen Miranda of Oxfordshire, perhaps this phone case from Skinnydip London is your best bet.

£20 skinnydiplondon.com

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