When Pantone announced that ultraviolet was its choice as the color of the year for 2018, shades of purple quickly flooded Instagrams and shopping carts across the globe. The pretty hue is still going strong — it’s basically impossible to scroll through your phone without coming across a head-to-toe lavender look every few minutes — but now it seems there’s a new color in town that’s fully taken purple’s place as the reigning queen of 2018. And honestly, you can probably guess what it is, because it’s become the fall 2018 color trend on everyone’s lips (not literally, although it’s sure to come in lipstick form sooner or later). Millennial pink and Gen Z are finally getting a new friend, and it’s a shocking shade of lime green.
If this tidbit of information surprises you, it shouldn’t: Lime green has been spotted on influencers and royals alike (even Queen Elizabeth II was documented wearing the shade multiple times on The Royal Family Instagram). Popular lines loved by the fashion set are also embracing the trend in a big way — Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Ganni, and Not Impressed are just a few of the many, many brands offering a bevy of products in the bright green hue for fall.
Sought-after though it may be, it’s undeniably a tricky shade to style even for the most seasoned wearers of eye-catching colors. It’s also not a hue that many people (or anyone, really) often associate with fall, which can make it even more difficult to pair with a wardrobe full of warm tones and neutral shades. If combining burnt orange and lime green together comes naturally to you, I applaud you. But for the less adventurous trend-follower, it’s understandable if you need some inspiration when it comes to actually styling the color.
Lime Blazer And Sneakers
Throw on a pair of dad sneakers, a bright pink dress, and a lime green blazer for a clashing of trends that somehow just works.
Matching Lime Top And Purse
Embrace this popular shade wholeheartedly by pairing a bright lime green gingham top with a matching beaded purse. A pair of printed pants add an extra element of playfulness to this look.
Soft Lime Dress Over Pants
To soften the impact of this bright color, go for a lighter shade on an elegant wrap silhouette. And of course, layer your piece over your pants and grab a logo purse because #fashion.
Lime Purse And White Dress
If you're hesitant to try the color, keep it subtle by sticking to a lime green purse (but definitely go for one that packs a big punch). Pair it with equally bright shoes and keep the rest of your outfit neutral to let your accessories shine.
Floral Print Lime Dress And Cowboy Boots
A knee-high pair of cowboy boots and a billowy white blouse make this lime green wrap dress fall appropriate.