Citrus hues can be tough.
Por ejemplo, I’ve said fifty or sixty times (both here and on Makeup.com) how awesome tangerine lipstick is. And it is. Awesome. But it can also walk the fine line between “lovely” and “cartoonish”; it’s all in what you pair it with.
Same with citrus-hued tops: you can always wear them with, you know, jeans…but…eh. I’ve tried to wear this top a handful of times before (like in our JITH Coney Island segment), and have had trouble finding something that I really love it with.
Until yesterday! Because I love this.
To host a BetterTV segment on pool safety, I wore a lemon-lime top with snow-white jeans and snakeskin heels, and then accessorized with neon bangles and an orange gloss pencil, and felt summery and bright, but still crisp and pulled-together enough for work.
(Speaking of those snow-white jeans: my friend Paige wears them all the time, and when I told her how stressed-out I get whenever I wear white jeans because I constantly worry about destroying them, her advice was “treat them like normal jeans and just wear them. That’s what bleach is for.” I like that.)
Wow, was it humid. There was no way my hair was going to hold a style all day long, so I ended up blowing it out, letting it get a little wavy as the hours passed, and toting along a mini bottle of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum for touch-ups.
Segment Wardrobe: jeans c/o Sanctuary, Rebecca Taylor top, necklace c/o Ippolita, Nine West heels (see more ways to wear them here), Rebecca Minkoff purse, GANT sunglasses, Mellina & Co. neon bracelets, watch c/o Timex, Lipstick Queen Chinatown Gloss Pencil.