Monday, June 22, 2009

11 Ways To Wear Lime

Add a Wedge of Lime

They say a great outfit starts from the bottom up, so slip your feet into something a little bit courageous, like these Lime Wedge Sandals by Diego di Lucca ($139 at Worn with a casual cotton warm-weather dress or skirt, these sandals can boost your height and mood.

Make Time for Lime

For just a hint of citrus, choose a small but distinctive accessory with fun lime detailing, like this Marc by Marc Jacobs Bloom Pendant Watch ($175 at This accessory has charmed us with its sweet daisy shape and delicate gold accents. This unique piece really adds originality to any outfit. And as a bonus, you’ll be fashionably early for all of your appointments.

Make a Splash at the Pool

Nothing says refreshing like this Halter Bikini ($16.50 at in electric lime green. The bright hue is flattering on any skin tone. Plus, who can’t use some flattery when it comes to swimsuits? To keep the look mature, pair it with calmer accessories like gold-rimmed aviator shades and a straw beach bag. On the beach or by the pool, you’ll look stylish, sultry and ready to make a splash.

Try a Juicy Wrap

Another affordable way to squeeze some lime into your wardrobe is with a lightweight piece, like this Open-Weave Scarf ($10 at This “key lime” piece puts the perfect juicy touch on an otherwise casual garment, like a white T-shirt, denim skirt or light jacket. A scarf like this packs a big style punch, so tone down the rest of your look by going very minimal on other accessories.

Mix It with Florals

For a dainty, girly approach to the lime trend, try blending the color with another trend favorite, sweet, fresh florals. Wear this Ninety Tiered Shadow Floral Tank ($23.99 at with a cute pair of sandals and skinny denim for a clean look that’s demurely dazzling.

Kick Back Confidently

Shake things up with a slightly offbeat pair of kicks. Converse Sneakers ($45 at in a shade of lime are perfect for those on-the-go days—they’re comfortable, cute and not kitschy. Warning: Keep the rest of your outfit understated (think, a great pair of dark denim jeans) to avoid looking juvenile.

Brace Yourself

A fun accessory, like this Aldo Weisgarber Bracelet ($10 at in a refreshing lime shade, upgrades any outfit for a party. For starters, try glamming up your favorite LBD with this chunky, flirty find.

Carry a Bold Tote

A signature handbag in a bright, confident color might be the single best style investment of the season. Worn with every outfit and for any occasion, a bold bag raises the bar to any ensemble. Invest wisely in a practical, roomy tote, like this Kenneth Cole Sportser Tote ($92 at to take you from errands to the office to a night out. It will always be happy hour when you’re carrying this fun, functional piece.

Love the Skin You Are In

Take a walk on the wild side by pairing python and lime green. Spotted on the bodies of Hollywood A-listers, snakeskin-print accessories are a definite trend this season. And, the lime green infused on Me Too’s casual Snake Sandals ($68.95 at just ups its fun factor. Tread lightly: Bright green and animal prints worn together has the potential to overwhelm eyes, so steer towards classy, sexy pieces and wear them with neutral tones, like khaki, white or beige.

Upgrade a Classic

For a twist of lime that’s a little bit preppy, invest in a classic like this Long Placket Stretch Polo Shirt ($85 at Suitable for the office or weekend wear, this closet staple makes a great statement. Worn with ultra-fresh white denim and gold accessories, you’ll dominate any room you enter.

Self-Promote at the Workplace

Lime green at the office? Oh yes, you can—especially in the form of this smart and sophisticated Pilar Tunic Dress ($138 at The fresh lime color puts a stylish slant on otherwise typical career-wear staple. To ensure your look is adult and appropriate, accessorize with classic heels and a handbag in neutral tones, and carry a cream or white sweater as a cover-up. The result is a polished and pulled-together look that will have your colleagues stand up and take notice.