Lime green wasn’t meant to be the colour trend of the summer but—surprise!—it is. Look to our fashion predictions for spring/summer 2019 and you’ll mostly see of lots of beiges and neons. True, green could fall under the neon umbrella but we expected pink (more flattering) or orange (Pantone‘s colour of the year) to be the bigger hit, which is why we didn’t see lime green coming, despite it’s growing presence last year with “green aesthetic” starting to pop off on Pinterest. While we pride ourselves on knowing what’s coming next when it comes to trends, sometimes our crystal ball doesn’t give us everything—which is great because otherwise fashion would be boring.

As well as keeping us on our toes, lime green is injecting our summer wardrobes with some much needed fun and joy. The beauty with this hue is that it genuinely works with lots of other shades in your wardrobe. Only love muted tones of black, beige and white? Good news, it looks exceptional against all those colours and will make an outfit stand out. But if you’re more about bold prints and primaries, then you better believe that lime also works with those colours too.

The proof, however, is in the Instagram shot, which is why we’ve found loads of our favourite fashion friends wearing the trend. From bright ginghams to bags as well as trousers and dresses, there are plenty of ways we’ve seen lime being worn. So get some ideas on how you might style this trend then keep going to shop our edit of the lime-green pieces we now want in our wardrobes. 

Style Notes: Lime gingham with floral trousers, a pair of orange flip flops and a yellow bag shouldn’t work but it very much does. 

Style Notes: Who What Wear US’s editor-in-chief Kat Collings clashes lime with a baby blue dress and strappy red sandals. 

Style Notes: For those not wanting to go too crazy when it comes to lime, try Lucy Williams’ take by wearing a pair of black sandals and a muted floral top. 

Style Notes: Green on green should always be seen. 

Style Notes: Muted brown tones is a great way to make any lime in your outfit stand out. 

Style Notes: Kendall Jenner opted for lime way back in December. 

Style Notes: Proof that orange and lime look great together and isn’t a totally assault on the eyes. 

Style Notes: Everyone in the Who What Wear office is obsessing over these punchy lime green Wandler sandals. 

Get these before they inevitably sell out. 

We still love this Shrimps and Warehouse collaboration. 

Another winner from Staud. 

Dip your toe in to the trend with these sunglasses. 

This bag isn’t available yet but you know it’ll sell out the moment it is. 

Make an impact by pairing this with a black dress. 

Want to try this trend out for work? We just found the ideal shirt dress. 

We can just tell this lime boilersuit is set to be a big seller. 

We’ve seen this dress everywhere already. 

Such a sophisticated take on the trend. 

You can’t fail to love this bikini. 

Affordable and chic. 

These would look incredible paired with black trousers. 

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