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Fashion Inspiration: Lemon Breeland from Hart of Dixie


Lemon Breeland
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For fans of the TV show Hart of Dixie, or the college girl who wants to channel some major southern charm, here are some tips on how to dress like Lemon Breeland, the ultimate southern belle. Don’t worry if you lack a southern accent, or don’t live anywhere near the south – you can still sport this style any time of year!

Below, I’ve broken down Lemon’s sense of style and created three outfits inspired by her sweet, girly look.

About Lemon:

Lemon Breeland’s name says it all… She’s a proper southern woman who knows how to get her way. Her style is preppy, with a feminine, classically southern twist.

Lemon can be very stubborn, but she knows how to get things done. She also struggles with controlling her feelings, and she tends to wear her heart on her sleeve. Most of all, Lemon adores living in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama and nobody… not even Zoe Hart, could make her leave.

Five Must-Have Lemon Style Pieces:

Lemon’s style is simple to achieve with the right pieces. Here are the five must-haves to recreate her look.

  1. Headbands – Lemon loves decorate her hair, so choose headbands that have flowers, pearls, or other accents on them.
  2. Flats – Find simple, flat shoes that you can walk comfortably in. If you don’t know where to begin, try finding flats in basic colors like white, black, and yellow, which can be mixed with everything you own.
  3. Cardigans – Whether you love them or hate them, the cardigan is a staple in Lemon’s wardrobe. Try them out, or opt for a jean jacket instead.
  4. Chunky Jewelry – Lemon may be a delicate lady, but her accessories are loud and proud. Find big floral, pearl, or rhinestone bracelets and necklaces to get her look. Also look for pearl studs or preppy bows to complete this look.
  5. Dresses/Blouses – One or the other (or both). Scour your favorite store for floral dresses or a fun blouse to try out this look. Lemon is very feminine and loves to play up her coy, southern charm while prancing around in modest floral tops and frilly dresses.

Outfit #1:

Lemon Breeland outfit 1: White floral dress, hot pink cardigan, floral accessories, sparkle shoes
{Dress} {Cardigan} {Necklace} {Headband} {Shoes} {Earrings}

This first look is easy to achieve. All you need is a dress with a floral pattern, a colorful cardigan, some flats, and a few complementary accessories. First, I chose a bold flower necklace that stands out and adds personality to the outfit and simple pearl studs. Look for headbands that add character and style, like this floral one, which is a nod to Lemon’s signature hair flower.

Outfit #2:

Lemon Breeland Outfit 2: Pink dress, light yellow cardigan, yellow flats, white hair flower, bauble necklace
{Dress} {Cardigan} {Shoes} {Necklace} {Hair Flower}

This second look is similar to the first, except for the choice of accessories. Mix up your Lemon-inspired wardrobe easily by choosing some brightly colored flats, a pastel cardigan, and a heavier, bolder necklace. This look is sure to satisfy anyone yearning for some sunshine in their day, especially with the pops of yellow.

Outfit #3:

Lemon Breeland Outfit 3: Daisy blouse, khaki shorts, glitter flats, pearl bracelet, flower headband, bow studs
{Blouse} {Shorts} {Bracelet} {Shoes} {Headband} {Earrings}

This last look is different from the other two, but it still gives off a distinctly Lemon vibe. Find a blouse that has a feminine pattern to it and pair it with some tailored shorts or pants (depending on the season). Then, accessorize with girly touches like bow earrings, a pearl/rhinestone bracelet, and a coordinating headband. Finish with simple flats.

What if the weather isn’t very nice?

While these looks would work right now if you live somewhere warm, not everyone has that luxury! Here are some tips to get Lemon’s look even in colder weather.

  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match these looks. Whatever the season, you’re sure to find a Lemon-inspired look that appeals to your tastes. Maybe take a colorful cardigan from one look or just add a Lemon-inspired headband to your favorite ensemble.
  • For winter attire, try a floral scarf, tailored pants, and a fun hair accessory. Or swap any of the dresses for a floral top and jeans, but keep all the other accessories and cardigans the same.

What do you think?!

Now it’s your turn – I want to hear your thoughts. Are you a fan of Hart of Dixie and the trendy styles on the show? Which look is your favorite? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Posted on on January 8, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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34 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Lemon Breeland from Hart of Dixie”

  1. 1
    January 8th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    You write Lemon Breeland, I read and see Lana Del Rey. I never heard of Hart of Dixie, I think I’m going to watch this show….now.

  2. 2
    January 8th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I <3 Paige

  3. 3
    January 8th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I LOVE THE HART OF DIXIE! I hope that you continue to do all the characters of the show. PLEASE please please do Zoe Hart next!

  4. 4
    January 8th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve never seen Hart of Dixie, but I think that all of these outfits are cute! Definitely things that I would wear!

  5. 5
    January 8th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hart of Dixie is so cute. I was waiting to see when you would cover the characters’ styles. Can’t wait to see more!

  6. 6
    January 8th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    You did Lemon before Zooey???

    Happy to see Lemon, but disappointed that you didn’t do the main character first.

  7. 7
    January 8th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I started with Lemon because her style is so much different than the mainstream fashion you see today! Although I adore Zoe’s fashion sense, I wanted to take a different point of view since Lemon has such charming way of dressing and it’s something new to try. Zoe Hart has an amazing sense of style that’s a lot more modern and you’ll be seeing some of her outfit inspirations in the near future! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  8. 8
    January 8th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    LOVE that you’re doing Hart of Dixie! fantastic show and adorable outfits :)

  9. 9
    January 8th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    hart of dixie? really? i live in AL and find it SO ridiculous that it borders on offensive. don’t think i know anyone from around here who even watches the show, and thinking that it depicts southern life is basically a joke. cute clothes, though.

  10. 10
    January 8th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Love it! So glad I’m not the only one appreciating the fashion in this show!

  11. 11
    January 8th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I’m glad you enjoy the outfits! Although the show may not depict real life situations or a real town, it’s still a fun little show that makes me feel like I’m living in an adorable small town. Even if it’s not completely accurate – I’m still a fan!

  12. 12
    January 8th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Another Alabama native here…I haven’t seen the shows, and so I can’t weigh in on the show’s portrayal of Southern life. However, I will say that unless it’s early spring or well into fall, there’s no way you can wear a cardigan down here! The humidity must be experienced to be believed, trust me. Very cute outfits, but I think I’ll have to subtract some elements if I want to make them work past early spring!

  13. 13
    January 8th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Great post! My style is much more Zoe Hart than Lemon Breeland but these were really cute. I can’t wait to see more of Zoe/Rachel Bilson’s amazing style. CF always nails it!

  14. 14
    January 8th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I do agree with the girls from Alabama about the cardigans. In the summer, I take off my cardigans when I go outside. You do need them though because the AC feels likes it’s always on freezing inside.

  15. 15
    January 9th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Cute outfits!
    For a future post, I would love to see you depict Chuck (Anna Friel) from Pushing Daisies!

  16. 16
    January 9th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    The third outfit has my heart. I love it. Perfect for spring too!

  17. 17
    January 9th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    All of these outfits are so adorable. They are like a sort of more casual/younger version of Charlotte from Sex and the City.
    I’d love to see some fashion from Once Upon a Time. Mary Margaret Blanchard from that show has been my primary fashion inspiration this year.

  18. 18
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I adore Lemon on Hart of Dixie and wish I could dress just like her. Who else can pull off those full dresses so beautifully!

  19. 19
    January 9th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This is a GREAT post, Paige!! Lemon Breeland is one of my biggest fashion inspirations, especially on TV. Her style is charming, traditional, but cutting-edge at the same time. Her dresses make me want to pack up my bags and move to the deep South, and I’m SO not a Southern girl!

    And as for not doing Zoe first, I think Lemon is the real trendsetter of this show. Zoe is very cute, don’t get me wrong (I LOVE Rachel Bilson), but the girl with the unique style on this show is definitely Lemon. Zoe kind of looks like every girl walking down the street.

    Good job! xoxo

  20. 20
    January 9th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I really liked that you did Lemon’s style first! I love both her and Zoey’s style, but I think Lemon’s is more unique. she doesn’t care about the latest trends, but instead goes for feminine, sweet and a little old-fashioned and always manages to look stunning!
    I also love the outfits you put together :) don’t think Lemon would wear the shorts though ;)

  21. 21
    January 10th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t watch this show, but the outfits are great.

  22. 22
    January 10th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    No offense, but that last outfit doesn’t really work for Lemon. In the show, Lemon makes fun of Zoey Hart for her shorts. I don’t think that Lemon would wear shorts…

  23. 23
    January 11th, 2012 at 1:06 am

    It’s true that Lemon makes fun of Zoe’s shorts constantly on the show, but for people who prefer shorts over skirts and dresses, I wanted to give them an option. The shorts are tailored and pressed which fit into Lemon’s preppy, girly style :)

  24. 24
    January 12th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Am I the only one that noticed that the Rammer Jammer in this show is the same restaurant used for Merlotte’s in True Blood?

  25. 25
    January 23rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm Um I found an article exactly like this one. I’m not sure if the person plagiarized it or gave credit.

  26. 26
    January 23rd, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Amy – Thanks for the heads up. They definitely plagiarized it and it’s definitely not cool with us – will tell them to take it down ASAP! Ugh, this happens constantly with our posts, sooo frustrating…

  27. 27
    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for catching that Amy!! That’s a real bummer they did that :/

  28. 28
    January 24th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I am dying to find the white sweater with flowers around the collar that Lemon wore in the January 23/12 episode to the pink tea!!! Anybody have any idea’s where I can find it??

  29. 29
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Perfect. So cute. I love it. Great job!

  30. 30
    June 3rd, 2012 at 7:19 am

    LOVE that you’re doing Hart of Dixie! fantastic show and adorable outfits!

  31. 31
    December 4th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Where would I find the outfit she has I. Today Bright dress with tral lace over it

  32. 32
    April 26th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I love Hart of Dixie! I admire the fashion, but Annabeth is my favorite!

  33. 33
    April 23rd, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I love Hart of Dixie! I adore Lemons’ style because it’s like a modern day twist on Scarlett O’Hara. Today’s fashion is horrible and I like how Lemon is stylish and modest at the same time. She’s now one of my fashion icons. My style is a combo of Lemon and Blair :)

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