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Lime green is the summer’s biggest fashion trend, and it’s much easier to wear than you think

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Harriet Davey
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Street style lime green outfit

It’s the statement colour that actually works with all your new season summer wares. 

When we think of neutrals, we tend to think of soft tonal colours like white, cream, browns and beige (it’s essential for s/s 19, FYI). However, it seems there’s a new neutral in town: lime green. 

OK, we know what you’re thinking: how can such a statement in-your-face hue be neutral? Well, by becoming the foundation to any great outfit, of course.

We’ve already made our case for neon brights (including the sell-out highlighter green ASOS skirt that went viral earlier this season), and this is a slightly more toned down hue. But how do you wear it? 

Whether you go full on top-to-toe with a trousers suit from Spanish brand Uterqüe, more subtle with silky slip skirt from Mango, or offer a hint of lime with a bright accessory, lime green is surprisingly easy to incorporate into your summer wardrobe. 

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How to wear lime green

Team lime green pieces with neutrals like white and black to keep it chic. Matchy-matchy accessories also get a thumbs up. 

See beige is key! Influencer Ada Oguntodu makes a lime green crop top look subtle by keep the rest of the look sleek, tailored and most importantly – tonal. 

A colour block dress is an easy win this season. Team a lime green number with summery raffia accessories and the Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf style padded headband team Stylist (and Monikh) can’t get enough of. 

Shop our edit of lime green pieces

Mango soft fabric midi skirt

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The slip skirt has been huge this year, in fact, it’s one of 2019’s key pieces and there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Opt for a silky green slip and team it with a cream racer back vest (very Noughties) or the matching top, here

£49.99, Mango

Faithfull The Brand Yasmin shirred checked crepe midi dress

We’ve spotted this checked dress all over social and London hotspots already. The button-down midi style is flattering on all heights and the wider straps are ideal for larger chests to be able to still wear a bra. Plus it’s gorgeous – enough said. 

£180, Faithfull The Brand

Rejina Pyo Nane crinkled-satin shoulder bag

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If you’re usually not that daring with colour or you need to ease yourself into the lime green trend then go for an accessory. Rejina Pyo’s crinkled satin number is an easy way to brighten up any outfit, no matter the weather. 

£295, Rejina Pyo

Topshop side tab utility boiler suit

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Just like jumpsuits are the ideal outfit for summer wedding guest looks, boiler suits are ideal for everyday. Add chunky sandals and a beaded bag to this effortlessly cool Topshop utility style one-piece and you’re guaranteed to make a statement. 

£55, Topshop

Stradivarius strappy green high-heel sandals

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Strappy heels are the new barely there sandal this year and we can’t get enough of them. It’s all about the super skinny multi straps that makes any outfit look instantly more chic – look to a lime pair to upgrade your jeans and a nice top combo. 

£29.99, Stradivarius 

Uterqüe lime green wrap front blazer

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We told you earlier this year how colour block suits are going to be key this season, and it has happened. There’s every colour of the rainbow but we of course can’t get enough of this green style from sister brand to Zara, Uterqüe.

£180, Uterqüe

Uterqüe lime green trousers

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Team these sleek trousers with the matching blazer above, or wear with a puff sleeved top and mules for an evening look that’ll never fail to pack a punch. 

£89, Uterqüe

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