The humble lemon is the ultimate summer motif adopted by industry insiders and street style stars alike. Look for printed dresses, handbags, swimwear and even pyjamas to channel the trend all summer long
Summer’s most major trends are a tale of two extremes; in one corner we have chic, pared-back linen and cotton separates and dresses in a predominantly beige colour palette. While in the other corner we have sexy silhouettes, maximalist prints and a zingy colour palette of yellow and tangerine, not to mention a surplus of playful accessories.
If ever there was a time for the latter, it’s the current heatwave. And the motif of the moment is the lemon print, adorning everything from skirts with cinched in waists, to cropped, balloon sleeved blouses, vintage-inspired button-front midi dresses and even bikinis and bags too.
For work lemon-print wrap dresses in black or navy work best, with chic tan sandals, elegant cat-eye sunglasses and a mini bag or tote.
Here’s our edit of the 10 best lemon-inspired pieces available to buy right now.
Kitri Alora Fruit Print Dress
Kitri’s Alora printed dress with a fitted bodice, short frill sleeves and a flattering square neckline is perfect for everything from weekends to summer soirées.
Lemon print midi dress, £125, Kitri
H&M linen-blend blouse
Great for sunny weekend days or holidays by the beach this cropped blouse looks great with wide-leg linen trousers or denim shorts and a basket bag.
Lemon print cropped blouse, £24.99, H&M
Saloni Lea printed silk crepe de chine midi dress
A printed midi-dress is the ultimate summer investment purchase and the painterly lemons and tropical blooms on this Saloni dress are perfect for weddings, birthdays and much more.
Lemon print white, print and green midi dress, £595, Saloni (net-a-porter.com)
Apaya Limon handbag
Take your basket bag up a notch with a playful style by Apaya. Every bag is handmade in Columbia and this quirky lemon style is perfect for beach holidays.
Lemon woven clutch bag, £154, Apaya
Onia x We Wore What Bikini
Onia has collaborated with Danielle Bernstein, founder of the blog We Wore What on another dreamy collection of swimwear, this time inspired by the Amalfi coast, and we are obsessed.
Lemon print bikini top, £75 and briefs, £75, Onia x WeWoreWhat (shopbop.com)
Ghost Alice dress
Lemon print crepe midi dress, £120, Ghost (johnlewis.com)
Eberjey Dianna printed stretch-modal jersey pyjama set
These fun, lightweight jersey pyjamas are the perfect way to channel summer into bedtime too.
Lemon print jersey pyjama set, £125, Eberjey (net-a-porter.com)
CHINTI AND PARKER Lemon-print silk-crepe shirt
This chic French Riviera inspired blouse from Chinti & Parker is the perfect trans-seasonal piece to take a piece of summer with you into the autumn. Wear it with cream straight-leg denim jeans and thong sandals.
Lemon print crepe shirt, £295, Chinti & Parker (selfridges.com)
Chelsea Peers Lemon Check Short Set
These pretty pyjamas are comfortable and playful for warm summer nights.
Lemon print pyjama shorts set, £28, Chelsea Peers (figleaves.com)
Simply Be Lemon Print Wrap Skater Dress
Lemon-print on black or navy are perfect for smarter occasions and this wrap style is as flattering as it is versatile. Wear it everywhere from weekends with friends to summer weddings; just add a pretty headband.
Lemon print wrap dress, £22, Simply Be
Opening image: Kitri
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