How to Wear Lime Green as a Summer Color
Since it’s summer, I thought it would be good to cover the idea of how to wear lime green. The other factors that brought up this theme is that Lesley was inspired by my lime green pants and bought her own skirt. Along with the fact that Janice, a reader, said she bought a lime green jean jacket and didn’t know what to wear with it.
Quote of the day: “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” Madonna
Many times I would counter that quote by saying we don’t always know what we want. However, if you have an item of clothing that isn’t getting much love in your closet, we are here to help. Always feel free to email me at [email protected] and request a subject for me to discuss.
Also, I hope you keep reading to see the fun activity we did this day after our blog photos!
How to Wear Lime Green
Pants: d. Jeans~~ Kimono: Mom made it ~~ Top: MAX-grey~~ Shoes: St. John’s Bay~~ Purse: Mellow World-thrifted~~Hat:
Summer time is when we feel more comfortable breaking out the brighter colors. Maybe because our days are longer or because the sun in shining. Either way, I’ve been seeing more lime green in the stores. In fact, I just wore a lime green top that was a recent purchase. That’s proof that it’s in the stores.
Insider tip: If you do have a color you prefer and it’s not in the stores, this is when it’s always a good idea to check out the second hand stores. If you rather shop online, don’t forget Poshmark (that I recently blogged about how to shop on that site) or thredUp.
As for what color to pair with lime green, the three of us have covered this topic before on the blog. But let’s have fun with it again. For those of you who feel like lime green is a tad bright, then adding in a darker color like navy is perfect.
These capris are a recent purchase yet they started off as long jeans. My mom shortened them to make them shorter for the summer months.
You can see my mom kept all her accessories in this lime green theme. Until she added in the hat. And the hat is a perfect pop of color that adds sass to the outfit.
Insider tip: If you are going to an outside event (in the future) with friends, the best way to stand out is by wearing a bright hat. This makes it easy for everyone to find you if you get separated from the group.
Print with Lime Green
You might not realize that many prints have lime green in them. It’s not always a color we look for, but I happen to see it in many florals that have green in them. Go take a look in your closet and see if it’s hiding in some of your print pieces.
And if not, this could be the time to add a print piece of clothing with this in it. Did you know that this color is closely associated with nature, confidence, and high energy and is thought to promote feelings of liveliness, freshness, and creativity?
While I LOVE my bright sandals (especially my yellow and bright pink ones), metallic sandals are truly a fabulous neutral that are perfect for the summer. Why? Because they are a neutral and since they are lighter, they look great with the summer colors.
Even though black is a staple for footwear, it can be too heavy for some outfits. The metallic color is almost like a nude, with a little interest.
Let’s Examine this Kimono
First, notice how Charlotte styled her kimono in the second photo. She used one of the tricks I talked about in my video of how to make kimonos fit better. Tying both front ends together draws the flowy piece of material into your body so it’s not as overwhelming.
Both ways look nice, yet it’s great to have options.
As for the details about this kimono, my mom made it from a $5 scarf she found at Walgreens. Here’s a YouTube video (not mine) of how you can easily make a kimono from a scarf.
The Scavenger Hunt
It was Lesley’s idea to explore a couple of the Goodwill stores in our area that we had never visited. Remember, the days are usually over 100 degrees here in Phoenix, so it’s nice to find air conditioned activities.
So I came up with this list that would include items we all would like (notice the owl for my mom, Lesley loves dragonflies and I’m the cat lover). However, we didn’t have to buy them all. The idea was we had 45 minutes (at each store…we went to 3) to collect the list in our cart and then show each other at the end. Rob kept time and the score.
As fun, we each received $10 to spend on anything at the stores too. And trust me, we all found treasures!
You’ll see and hear more from the activity in the next posts. We had quite a fun time, and will definitely be doing it again (with a different list, of course).
Photo credit: Rob Filogomo
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