Fashion tips with Haili Z: Take inspiration from fruit this summer and choose your favorite color

Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.

Inspired by Mixed Berry in Miu Miu sunglasses, Kendra Scott Jewelry, and David Peck Dress.

Inspired by Mixed Berry in Miu Miu sunglasses, Kendra Scott Jewelry, and David Peck Dress.

By Haili ZColors inspired by fruit make an appearance into my wardrobe as I use the flavors pineapple, strawberry, cantaloupe, mixed berries and lemon for my summer fashion inspiration.

When I think bright colors, I ultimately think of summer, and I love adding color to my wardrobe. Taking a cue from two of my favorite flavors, pink lemonade and mixed berry, I like to mix corals, berries and pinks whether in a dress or mixing blouse and pant combinations.

I wear the two-toned Marlowe satin dress in fusion coral and Orchid by a Houston Designer David Peck. My necklace is a custom-made Kendra Scott bib necklace mixed at the color bar in store and Kendra Scott bracelets.

My Miu Miu sunglasses are of the newest collection with a fun pentagon shape in a dark brown that can be mixed with all summer apparel.

The latest SS13 Collection from Houston designer David Peck USA were used because of the beautiful and incandescent brights throughout the line that David had instilled throughout each piece.

Even stories that inspired the designer would influence the colors David Peck chose for the collection.

There were the books that Peck read over and over, and these opened doors to worlds he could only dream existed.

His grandparents' Childcraft Encyclopedia Series from every decade and the stories inside enthralled him. Even more than words, the illustrations made a significant impact on Peck.

He later learned that they were the work of some of the best mid-century illustrators, whose work leapt from the page in vibrant graphic color."

With this being the intro to Peck's latest collection, I can only point out that inspiration comes in colors. Stories and music inspire color to apply into your wardrobe, and with the beginning of summer being the threshold to play with color, this is the perfect time to be inspired by fruit and its bright, refreshing flavors.

Colors are playful and bright this season and with pineapple being one of my favorite fruits, I ultimately love to mix yellow into my wardrobe. I mix in inspiration into a shorts romper embellished with a beautiful floral pattern of several colors, allowing me to mix and match shoe options as well as accessories.

I complete the look with gold - the perfect staple colors for summer. I love adding in a brighter yellow to liven this romper up, so I selected Kendra Scott earrings in a yellow gold to finish my look. It's playful, fun and perfect for summer.

Did I tell you how much I love pink? I think I convey that throughout this post, which is why the mixed berries inspire me so much to make new additions to my summer apparel, especially pink. It is fun and vibrant and can be paired with brown or black.

Take inspiration from fruit this summer and choose your favorite color. The only thing you'll need now is a new Pinterest board on how to make spritzers, refreshments and fruity desserts to enjoy after seeking out your favorite colors of summer.

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