Lemons, limes, oranges and raspberry pink…

Think Sherbet for Spring

By Emily Smith

If you are anything like me, you are a creature who yearns for warm weather and sunshine. You ache at the thought of another bout of winter’s worst and look forward to spring’s bounty almost as much as winning millions in the lottery.

Well, now it’s time to bid farewell to cold winds and unpredictable frozen precipitation. Step aside nasty winter and make way for the greener pastures and longer days encompassing the season of rebirth…welcome, beautiful, carefree spring.

To keep things simple, I’m focusing on just a couple of major fashion ideas to cure your post-winter funk. And, like a kid with a new box of crayons, let’s start with a healthy dose of color.

Making headway this season is a sherbet based color palate that lends itself to all things spring.

Get your fix of fruity flavors with a “punchy” headscarf, some citrus inspired platform heels or how about a raspberry sorbet hat to top off a basic black and white ensemble-because we all know, black and white ingenuity never goes out of style or season.

Personally, my favorite way to spike the punchbowl is by dolloping heaping scoops of sherbet colored vintage necklaces atop my basic outfit.

Fashion 101 Rule #1: If you keep it simple from head to toe, dosing your duds with a dash of crisp, springy colors is as easy as pie. Unfortunately, too much of this “good thing” can have you looking overdone or like a tasteless Carmen Miranda impersonator.

Speaking of color, nothing signifies the onset of warmer days quite like grass green. It paints our Arkansas treetops and carpets our rolling pastures like nothing else and ironically flatters blondes, brunettes and redheads alike.

All shades of green look as ripe as a Granny Smith against a crisp white background. Try pairing your favorite shade of green with white sailor pants or perhaps some silver short-shorts.

Feeling bold? Spice up your green with a slice of lemony yellow. You will automatically look like a million bucks. After all, green is the color of money.

Check out these photos of model Hannah Jones to see how we utilized a naturally fat-free sherbet palate- courtesy of Cheap Thrills-and beefed it up with our very own sense of style for spring.

When attempting your take on sherbet, think lemons, limes, oranges and raspberry pinks and always wear them with confidence. Trust me, you will have them all green with envy.

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