This micro jewellery trends is perfect for the heatwave

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Blame the heatwave, but I'm embracing all things tropical at the moment, and that includes fruit jewellery - with the odd chilli pepper thrown in.

There is something delightfully nostalgic about this tropical trend, like when you used to hang cherries on your ears as a kid, until your mum finally let you pierce them for real.

Luckily, designers are totally on board this season, and I'm all for Rejina Pyo's and Prada's banana earrings, as well as Susan Alexandra's cherry pearl earrings to match her gorgeous beaded bags.

The key to wearing this trend is simply having fun, and by no means must you shy away from colour. A pair of red cherry earrings will clash satisfyingly with a tropical print dress or pink linen suit.

You can also give it a chic spin by layering it with everyday fine gold jewellery. Either way, here are a few of my favourite pieces for you to shop right now.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.