If you haven't yet stumbled upon the gorgeous separates from Lemlem, you're in for a treat (and some serious color therapy). Ethiopian supermodel (and former World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health) Liya Kebede started the company in 2007 after realizing that traditional weavers in her country were struggling to get by due to a decrease in demand for their stunning work. Lemlem, which means to flourish or bloom in Amharic, has since been featured in a variety of publications and at stores with great reach across the U.S., like J. Crew and Anthropologie.
When it went on sale, I snapped it up immediately—and it's been such a great piece. I've worn it as a swimsuit cover-up, as a dress with a long slip underneath and a bold gold necklace, and with a long blue cardigan over the top and boots.
I also recently picked one of their scarves at Anthropologie, because I had a gift card to use up. I can't say enough about the quality of the fabric or colors—the work is just beautiful.
I love the touches of neon in their designs, like the shock of bright green stripes at the bottom of this dress.
Or the fuchsia band at the bottom of this skirt.
If I were going somewhere tropical this winter, I would definitely be toting along this block-printed scarf. Perfect for getting cozy on the flight and also for wrapping up on the beach.