Lemon Love

Bag: Chloe, Boots: Prada, Cardigan: Missoni, Dress: Juicy Couture

Bag: Chloe, Boots: Prada, Cardigan: Missoni, Dress: Juicy Couture

If only I had a penny for every time someone has said, “oh I wish I could wear yellow.”  So many women and men are afraid to rock the color, and I say it is time for a change. Yellow is a great neutral color that when coordinated properly can work with most skin tones. The key to life, and to wearing the color yellow, is moderation. Know your limits!

For those of you out there who have been blessed with skin the color of paper, wearing a faded yellow dress might not be the best option for you. Fear not my friends! If you find a shade of yellow that you love, but it washes you out, work the shade into your accessories. Try pairing strong and bold colors into your outfit (such as black, brown, or camel) with a great lemon colored bag or flats. I find that one of the easiest ways to incorporate a color or print you love without going overboard is to rock a great belt. I have the Neiman Marcus belt in lemon, and I love pairing it with a black knee length dress and black pumps for work.

If your skin has more melanin, be bold! Quite literally, the options are endless for you. Try going for a great lemon colored dress like the St. John creation featured below. Pair it with gold pumps and a gold clutch, and you have a look for both day and night.

Several designers have taken their love for lemon to the next level incorporating the wonderful fruit into their designs. Last season, Kate Spade splashed lemons on everything from bags, to shoes, to dresses. This season, Dolce & Gabbana released a fabulous lemon-print dress, and J.W. Anderson plastered a lemon front and center on a lovely and refreshing sweater for winter. Yellow and cream are typically viewed as great summer colors, but believe it or not, these mellow shades work brilliantly during those cold and dark months.

Looking to have a bit of fun? Try pairing the J.W. Anderson sweater with a black skirt, black wedges, and the Lemon Stella McCartney Falabella Bag. Stella McCartney is one of my absolutely favorite bag designers, and these bags have a lot of room for all your essentials.

They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I say when life gives you lemons, wear them!

Lemon Love

Stella McCartney Falabella Quilted Faux-Suede Mini Shoulder Bag ($960)

Dolce & Gabbana Lemon-Print A-Line Dress ($2275)

Neiman Marcus Patent Leather Belt, Lemon Yellow ($75)

David Yurman Chatelaine Earrings with Lemon Citrine ($395)

J.W. Anderson Intarsia Knit Merino Wool Sweater ($440)

St. John Collection Bateau Neck Luxe Crepe Blouson Dress (on sale for $476 from $795!)

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