Although I usually associate tomatoes with my poorly received standup sets, they’re taking on a whole new meaning this summer. Billie Eilish,and just about every other fashion icon is hopping on the trend. So, get out those tomato-covered tees, glasses, and linen, because it’s time for tomato girl summer with midnight swims and Elena Ferrante novels (I recommend the Neapolitan Quartet for depressed-academic vibes).

How to dress like a tomato girl

Thanks to this Byrdie article, I’m well-versed on the tomato girl aesthetic. Anyone dressed as though they’re about to summer on the Italian coast is matching tomato girl energy. It’s vintage 90s luxury, rustic reds, whites, yellows, and browns, a stack of linen blouses, and a household themed entirely around tomatoes. Lisa Says Gah is the perfect stop for your tomato wardrobe, with tomato-themed clothing and tons of breezy linen to give you the relaxed look of someone who can afford to spend summers in Italy. Don’t forget a nice swimsuit from Summersalt. They’ve got tons of Italian summer food-themed suits for you to take the world by tomato.

What to eat as a tomato girl

Tomato girls don’t just dress in tomatoes, they eat them, too. This summer, your diet will consist of simple meals with ciabatta bread, mozzarella, and crushed tomatoes, all covered in olive oil and pepper. In the video below, you’ll notice what might be my new summer obsession, the heirloom tomato galette. Unfortunately, if you’re lactose intolerant like me, it’s probably going to be more of a Lactaid-girl summer.

To make the tomato-themed eating experience complete, make sure to set the table with tomato-themed glasses, plates, and silverware. And, don’t forget a tomato-themed tablecloth and napkins.

How to tomato girl summer on a budget

Although it would be amazing to have the money for a completely new wardrobe and a trip to Italy, sometimes you have to be a budget-friendly girlie. I for one, will thrift my tomato summer wardrobe from Goodwill stores, or try to embroider tomatoes onto my several years old linen sets (it is very unlikely that this creative venture will bear fruit). And, although I cannot venture to Italy, I can watch badly dubbed 1960s Italian films, use cento olive oil, and say “arrivederci” every time I leave a room. It’s basically the same thing as being in Italy, right?