Loud, garish and headache-inducing….these are the words that spring to mind when fashionistas get it wrong with neons. But as SS19 runways have testified, there are ways to wear lime green without looking like a total lemon! That’s right girls, highlighters at the ready. Lime is in. And we dare you to try it.
Straight from the catwalk (see Prada, Balenciaga, and Jeremy Scott), this “Look at me” colour is taking over SS19 wardrobes in Celeb Land. And we’d quite like to join them.
Fancy a bit of lime green this summer? Here are 5 tips for styling lime like a pro.
Tip #1 – Keep it Simple
Neon hues do all the talking when it comes to fashion. So don’t get in the way of a good thing. Let your favourite lime piece shine by keeping it simple. Kendall styles an effortless lime shirt. She doesn’t need anything else to make her outfit pop.
If you want to nail the lime green colour trend this year, take heed with rule 101 – never overdo it.
Tip #2 – Do it With Accessories
Worried you’re going to be a bit extra? If you’re the type of person who interprets “dress code: casual” as an Oscar de la Renta ballgown, you could be in danger of tipping the balance. Try accessorising with lime green instead. A pair of neon heels and some flash lens sunglasses are right on the money.
Take a little inspo from Bell and focus on wardrobe accents. These fab Revo Territory 351034 sunglasses will definitely turn heads, and you won’t even have to buy a whole new outfit.
Tip #3 – Layer it Up
Layering is key when you want to maximise the colour detail. Wearing more than one lime piece requires expert skill. And the internet’s Queen of Suits, Blake Lively, is the perfect role model. Make sure you follow her style rules, and stick with the same shade of green from head to toe.
This is monocolour at its finest, and tailoring is the best way to make your outfit instantly sophisticated.
Tip #4 – Go Green with Eyewear
An easy and affordable way to incorporate the lime green trend into your wardrobe this year is with eyewear. Because let’s face it, not everyone has the cash to splash on new trends just because the Jenners and Hadids have been wearing them. Sans reality TV show and sans modelling contract, we need to be more inventive to make the pennies stretch.
Here are two lime green sunglasses from Polaroid that won’t blow up your bank, but will elevate your SS19 wardrobe. You’ll be pool-party-ready for less than £50.
Tip #5 – Coordinate Your Nails
If you’re really on the breadline, nails are the cheapest alternative for upgrading your look. Rihanna opts for an ultra-intense fluoro…..and yes, you will need sunglasses to avoid sun damage.
Some similar shades to RiRi’s nails include China Glaze ‘Kiwi-Cool-Ada’, W7 ‘Fluorescent Green’, Butter London ‘Sozzled’ , and O.P.I ‘To the Finish Lime’.
To copy RiRi’s sunglasses style, check out these Porsche Design P8479S2 shield frames.
In love with the latest colour trends in fashion and eyewear? Find out how to style gold metal frames for SS19 on our blog.
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