The borderline picnic tablecloth-esque lemon and lime print fabric from Stella McCartney’s S/S ’11 collection garnered some major attention. Some soured on it; others raved about the festivity of the pattern.
I thought it was sort of funky amidst an otherwise minimalist collection, and if I wouldn’t wear the exact print above, the citrus colors left me thirsty for more. So let’s hop to it — my top CITRUS looks for the spring season. I’d pair this Jules Reid shift ($395, Jules Reid) with a white-hot statement necklace (Oscar de la Renta, $990, Net-A-Porter):
A happy little lime-hued ring ($345, Opening Ceremony) might be just the perfect add-on:
Or go straight for the jugular (?) with the original Stella design ($725, Stella McCartney), paired with a white bead necklace ($160, Pret-A-Beaute), white skinnies, and these Michael Kors yellow-accented sandals ($239, MyWardrobe):
Perfect finished with this leather and raffia crossbody ($230, Net-A-Porter):
I’d finish with these bomb statement ankle-wrap tootsies ($275, DVF):
Finish with that Marc Jacobs oversized envelope clutch ($298, Barney’s) I’ve been going bonkers over — seriously, the size totally transforms the look.
Also love the way that a lived-in cognac leather brings the look into the real world, in the 21st century. It feels modern. Or how about this silk Vanessa Bruno Athe number ($103, TheOutnet)?
This cheerful, slightly off-kilter necklace ($45, Palma Collection) ties it all together:
And would finish with nude/beige/greige heels ($89, Zara)
And finish with one of those Marc Jacobs Bianca cross-bodies (man, I’m loving his stuff today! — $248, Barney’s):
Alternately, how about an easy-on cotton dress ($335, Les Pommettes)
Now, I know we’re a long way off from beach season (sob — or rather, YAY! — since I’m so pale I might blind other beach-goers at the moment), but this lemon-print D&G two-piece (on sale for $102, MyWardrobe) is just.perfect. for the summer:
Perfect beneath this eye-catching tunic (Milly, $295, Net-A-Porter) —
Freshen up with a little citron de vigne body wash and lotion after a day in the sun ($18.50 for wash, $22.50 for lotion — Fresh):
For the home, why not spruce up a dull couch with some lemon-print pillows ($129/pillow, Room & Board):
Or consider cheering up your kitchen with a Rifle Paper Co. citrus print ($24, Rifle Paper):