How to Copy For Love & Lemons’ Dreamy Style on a Budget
Because you should feel like a princess every day
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel beautiful. You can be empowered while also showing off your femininity in lace and ruffles. That’s the message of For Love & Lemons.
For Love & Lemons is an LA-based brand focusing on “the principles of confidence, femininity, and individuality.” And their clothes? They’re killer.
Founded in 2011 by two best friends who ran a lemonade stand together as little girls, the brand is growing its presence with some 2.8 million Instagram followers and countless celebrity fans, including Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, BEYONCÉ(!!), Ellie Goulding, Hailey Baldwin…I could go on.
The brand is known for its beautiful designs and free-spirited charm. What does this mean? Some of the prettiest dresses you’ve ever seen.
The brand does make other clothing, but is most famous for its dresses. Their swimwear and lingerie are also very popular.
To really capture the look of For Love & Lemons, I’ve taken some of their most distinctive designs and turned them into outfits that you can a) wear IRL and b) afford on a college girl budget.
Let’s get started!
Outfit #1: The White Lace Dress
What could be dreamier than a white lace dress?? This design showcases For Love & Lemons’ beautiful use of lace and embroidery to make a simple design feminine and flirty. Now, to make this class-ready…
Start with a high neck white lace dress. If it feels too girly, add a denim jacket and moto boots to toughen it up. Next, add metallic accessories, like this studded bag and these drop earrings.
The brand doesn’t use heavy makeup, instead allowing models to flaunt their natural features. Playful makeup, like a swipe of mascara and some pink lipstick, keep this look young and fresh.
Outfit #2: The Off-Shoulder Floral Dress
The floral print and romantic neckline of this For Love & Lemons mini dress turn it into a piece that’s both cute and sultry. If a dress like this is too much for class, save it for that weekend getaway or special date.
Again, we’re going to take a feminine piece and toughen it up, this time with a leather jacket. Pink Keds make the dress casual, but not sloppy.
Flirty touches, like a floral fragrance, pink lip gloss and long lashes, topped off with dramatic cat-eye glasses, complete the look. This floral planner is a super cute add-on for all college girls.
Outfit #3: The Red Ruffle Dress
The neckline. Those ruffles. That color. While this dress is a textbook case of “gorgeous dresses we never have an excuse to wear,” styled right, it makes a glam look for a night out. Or class. Or the library. Wherever you want to turn heads.
For a night out, there is nothing flirtier than a ruffled mini dress. But in red? You’ll be absolutely swoon-worthy.
For Love & Lemons is big on plunging necklines. If that’s too much for you, layering a turtleneck underneath your dress is a trendy solution. Next, lace stockings are a sultry addition that are sweet without being too revealing. Add cute velvet heels and a fur coat.
Now for princess-worthy accessories, put on your star-studded headband and earrings and swipe on bright red lipstick.
What Do You Think?
Have you heard of For Love & Lemons? Are you a fan? Would you wear any of these outfits? Let us know below in the comments!
For the third installment, we will be looking at the water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio) and their personal style. Water signs have a romantic and observant nature and will often wear their emotions quite literally on their sleeve. Water girls tend to dress according to how they feel on any particular day. However, these signs have totally different styles, which you can learn more about below:
This sign is all about romantic, dreamy pieces like this flowy satin oceanic colored kimono top. (The back has a bow!). When worn with some basic black jeans, it makes a gorgeous yet simple daytime look.
Add some fabulous caged shoes (don’t the straps remind you of ocean waves?) to satisfy the Pisces love for footwear. Girls under this sign love artsy looking accessories like this interesting clutch, an intricate cuff bracelet, and the adorably unique fish earrings.
Cancers love a traditional look and is there anything more classic than jeans and a white top? This look mixes both classic and vintage styles with a simple, soft pale linen top. Layer an always-classic white blazer to amp up the style. The jeans are a simple dark rinse.
I added some basic silver flats with a feminine bow and a vintage-looking quilted bag for interest. Finally, accessorize with some vintage-inspired delicate cameo earrings for another hint of a time gone by.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Symbol: The Scorpion
Traits: Dynamic, Social, Intuitive
Colors: Black, Dark Red, Purple
Fashionable Scorpios: Katy Perry, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway
Scorpios are drawn to intense, rich colors, but usually have a closet full of dark-colored clothes.
This sign loves to attract attention with their clothing, but always leave a little something to the imagination.
A Scorpion likes simple clothes with an edge and a hint of sex appeal.
I wanted to capture a look that was both dynamic and mysterious.
Scorpios aren’t afraid to show a little skin, and that’s exactly what this bold dark red silk camisole does, while still maintaining a classic shape. A simple black bodycon skirt balance out the bold top, while these heels retain the bombshell look Scorpios love.
Add to the edgy look Scorpions are fond of with a structured black motorcycle jacket and accessorize with a unique cuff bracelet and dramatic drop earrings.
Do you believe in astrology? Are you a water sign? If so, does your style resemble your zodiac sign? Would you wear any of these outfits? Do you admire a celeb who shares your zodiac sign? Leave a comment to let us know and be sure to keep an eye out for the final installment!
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