The Pantone Color of the Year 2021 came in two great colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a vibrant yellow color that calls to mind energy, bright mornings, and new beginnings. Illuminating is a gorgeous yellow color that also calls to mind the fun, citrusy energy of lemons, which is why lemons are a timeless summer trend for both fashion and home decor. Today, we’ve rounded up some fashion picks for women and children, as well as lemon-themed decor that you can use to transition from spring to summer. Check it out below.
Lemon-inspired Summer Fashion for Women
1. L’AGENCE Mariela Lemon Print Racerback Silk Bodysuit
Begin your summer look with his racerback bodysuit covered in a sweet print. With luscious lemons and gentle leaves, this blouse features luxe silk fabric and a blousy fit that’s perfect for summer. It also features a snap closure, V-neck, and partial lining. Shop at Nordstrom.
2. HOUSE OF WANT We Fashion Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag in Lemon
Throw it back in time with this chic little shoulder bag that features a vintage-inspired shape. It’s made from contemporary-cool vegan leather and features a magnetic flap closure, shoulder strap, exterior slip pocket, satin-twill lining, interior zip and smartphone pockets, and four card slots. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. TORY BURCH Kira Stackable Huggie Hoop Earrings in Tory Gold and Lemon Drop
This summer, add a pop of color to your wardrobe with these enameled little hoops that gleam with the Tory Burch brand’s iconic logo. It features a hinge with snap-post closure and goldtone plate. The huggie hoop earrings from Tory Burch capture the eclectic mix of bohemian glamour and American sportswear themes that inspire the brand’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. ZODIAC Savannah Platform Sandal in Lemon
Summer is the season of sandals, so why not go for one that adds lively color to your OOTD? The Zodiac Savannah Platform Sandal features a 1.25-inch platform, a cushioned footbed with arch support, leather and textile upper, textile lining, and synthetic sole. It’s comfy and stylish to wear, no matter where summer takes you. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. FRESH® Lip Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm in Lemon
Any summer look won’t be complete without a swipe of the Fresh Lip Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm, which delivers 24-hour moisture and an irresistible scent. This hydrating lip balm provides velvety shine without the sticky after-feel with its sinfully rich, cushiony formula that locks in moisture for soft, supply, healthy-looking lips. This lemon-flavored lip balm is made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Made in France. Shop at Nordstrom.
Lemon-themed Gifts for Your Home
1. A&A STORY Lemon Round Vinyl Mat in Yellow
Utterly delightful and full of energy, this round vinyl mat from A&A Story features a splash of fruity color as it protects wood floors or covers aged and cracked tiles. This easy-to-clean vinyl mat measures 39 inches in diameter and weighs 2.4 lbs. This water-resistant, stain-resistant mat is made in the U.S. of imported materials. Great as a housewarming gift this summer! Shop at Nordstrom.
2. NEST NEW YORK Amalfi Lemon & Mint Reed Diffuser
This gorgeously scented home gift from Nest New York is the Amalfi Lemon & Mint Reed Diffuser, which is designed to continuously fill your home slowly and evenly with memorable scent for up to 90 days! It features a zesty lemon and bergamot scent that’s blended with freshly picked mint and a hint of driftwood essence that calls to mind Italy’s Amalfi Coast. This scent is made in the U.S. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. EKOBO Bamboo & Melamine Sink Caddy in Lemon
Spruce up your sink scape with this bamboo and melamine caddy from Ekobo, which keeps things neat and creates more space. This two-piece sink organizer offers space that is large enough to hold liquid soap dispenser or hand soap. It can also be used to hold cutlery after washing without worrying that water will go everywhere. It is crafted from biodegradable bamboo fiber with a food-grade melamine binder, making it a durable, long-lasting choice for your home. It’s aso dishwasher safe! This product features a nonslip base and is made without BPA, PVC, and phthalates. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. HERETIC Dirty Lemon Candle
Energize any space in your home with the Heretic Dirty Lemon Candle, a 100% naturally derived soy-wax candle that’s made with cold-pressed lemon, Italian bergamot and ylang-ylang. It is also infused with patchouli, feisty pepper and sandalwood, so you can experience uplifting and energizing botanicals that lift the spirits and excite the mind. Heretic candles are made with natural, unbleached cotton wicks that must be trimmed before every use to prevent damage. This candle has an approximate burn time of up to 40 hours. Heretic does not contain parabens, phthalates, sulfate, silicone, and synthetic fragrances. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. PAPPELINA Fia Circle Pattern Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Lemon
Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, the Pappelina Fia Circle Pattern Rug is a machine-washable and reversible rug that is made from durable, nontoxic fibers. Featuring a circle motif that brings eye-catching Scandinavian style to your space, this rug offers a flat weave and is reversible. Made in Sweden. Shop at Nordstrom.
Lemon-Themed Home Decor
1. Barnyard Designs When Life Gives You Lemons Add Salt & Tequila Tin Bar Sign
Add a touch of humor to your kitchen or home this summer with this Barnyard Designs tin bar sign which reads “When life gives you lemons, add salt and tequila.” Featuring vintage style metal with a UV print, this wall decor comes with pre-installed hooks. It can be placed on a table top, shelf, mantel, counter, or leaning against the wall. Great for kitchens, living rooms, man caves, and more. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Exactly what I wanted to go with my new lemon kitchen decor. I love how the edges are made to look distressed for the vintage look.” Kristi
2. CosyLem White Ceramic Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers
These charming, vintage styled salt and pepper shakers add a vibrant, lemony touch to your tablescape this summer. With a capacity of 110ml, these salt and pepper shakers are adorably glazed with a whimsical lemon design that’s easy on the eyes and fresh to look at on the table. Great as a gift for a hostess or house blessing. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Very cute set. Definitely giftable for the collectors. Easy to hold and very good size for the money. Absolutely love them.” Jennifer P.
3. Alaza Home Decor Watercolor Lemon Summer 9.5 Inch Round Wall Clock
Perfect for kitchens or anywhere you need a touch of summery vibes, this wall clock from Alaza features whimsical lemon print that is vibrant and energizing. It’s a silent, non-ticking round wall clock that is powered by double A batteries. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I’ve always wanted a lemon clock and this is amazing! It really looks hand painted and the size is perfect. I love it!” Tara
4. KAF Home Pantry Lemons All Over Kitchen Dish Towel Set of 4
Made from 100% cotton, these adorable kitchen dish towels come with vibrant print that’s perfect for summer. Each dish towel in this four-piece set measures 18 x 28 inches, making it perfect for drying hands, dishes, and other kitchen essentials. Each towel also comes with a convenient sewn in loop for easy hanging. Made in India. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Very happy with these towels after using them for several weeks! The colors are vibrant and look great in our kitchen. They get regular use and haven’t gotten grungy at all.” Carolyn G. Lloyd
5. CDWERD Summer Lemon Pillow Covers 18×18 Inches Set of 4
Spruce up your living room or bedroom with these summer-ready pillow covers featuring lemon motifs. These pillow covers measure 18 x 18 inches and are soft and skin-friendly, does not fade and are protected from abrasion. It also features an invisible zipper design to make it appear neat and tidy. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “We absolutely love these pillow covers! They brighten up our house. We have 2 on the bench by the front door and two in the living room.” Stacey Shumway
6. Village Candle Fresh Lemon 26 oz Glass Jar Scented Candle
Complete your lemon motif at home with the Village Candle Glass Jar Scented Candle in Fresh Lemon! Featuring fragrance notes of lemon zest, lemongrass and fresh greens, this vibrantly colored food grade paraffin wax fragranced candle is fragranced by the world’s finest scented oils. It features the brand’s pioneered Dual Wick Technology that provides greater, consistent fragrance release, longer burn time and even wax burn with less soot. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I like that it’s brightly colored and goes with my color scheme in the room. It smells nice and it is a large size glass canister with a lid. The aroma is medium to mild and you get a lot of burn time out of this candle. Makes a great gift so I bought extra to give as gifts. Price-wise is average, a little on the higher side, but the candles are better than most. The packaging was great and delivered fast.” Ava Joy Porter
Fashionable, Summer-Ready Lemon-themed Picks for Kids
1. LITTLE UNICORN Hooded Towel and Washcloth Set in Lemon
Perfect for newborns and little tots, the Little Unicorn towel and washcloth set is a great gender-neutral gift for expectant parents. It’s made from beautifully printed cotton muslin on one side and soft terry on the reverse for your baby’s ultimate comfort. The hooded towel measures 30 x 30 inches, while the washcloth measures 8 x 8 inches. The towel includes slip hand pockets. Shop at Nordstrom.
2. LITTLE ME Lemon 2-Pack Rompers
A sunny addition to your child’s wardrobe, the Little Me Lemon 2-Pack Rompers is a value-filled bundle that offers polka dots, blooms, and citrus that brightens up you and your child’s day. These rompers feature a snap at the front and between the legs for easy changing. Made of 100% cotton. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. PEREGRINE KIDSWEAR Lemons Gown & Hat Set
This jersey gown and hat set is great for gifting to new moms this summer! Expectant moms or moms with new tots will love the bright lemons that cover this jersey gown and hat set, which is great for newborn photos or for taking them home from the hospital. It features fold-over mitts that add warmth and prevent scratching, and an adjustable knotted hem that keeps baby cozy. It also features an envelope hem. Made of 95% viscose and 5% spandex. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. LITTLE ME Lemon Print Ruffle Romper
An adorable little romper for your young lady, this piece features fluttered sleeves and pretty lemon-tree graphics that will make you thirsty for some lemonade! It also features a back keyhole with button-and-loop closure for easy wear. Made of 100% cotton. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. MINI BODEN Kids’ Lemon Stripe Rashguard Swimsuit
Hitting the beach with the kids? Don’t forget the Mini Boden Kids’ Lemon Stripe Rashguard Swimsuit, which offers UPF 50+ sun protection for the little one. This rashguard swimsuit has a front half-zip closure with chin guard and high neck for extra protection. It also features bold stripes and bright lemons on a super stretchy 80% polyamide and 20% elastane fabric that’s easy and fun to wear throughout summer trips. Shop at Nordstrom.
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