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I’ve fallen for the acid trip trend and here’s why you will too


By Niamh ODonoghue
23rd Mar 2018
I’ve fallen for the acid trip trend and here’s why you will too
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Run DMC’s song It’s Tricky has been recycling through my head since fashion week… except I’ve been replacing the word ‘tricky’ with ‘trippy’ because that’s exactly how I felt walking through the fashion-filled streets of London in February at fashion week. This season is getting a vibrant refit, and the smorgasbord of grey from colder months is being replaced by zesty make-your-mouth-water yellow and lime tones that evoke excitement and apprehension in equal measure.

And it isn’t just London’s ostentatious fashionistas trying out this eye-popping trend: designers Ashley Williams, Hackerman and Moschino, to name a few, opted for flashier shades of lime green and yellow to pump up their catwalks.

Left-right; Ashley Williams, Hackerman and Moschino as seen at the ss18 catwalk shows

In the words of DMC, “it’s tricky to rock a lime, to rock a lime that’s right on time“. It’s true; this vibrant trend isn’t for minimalists, but with the right anchor pieces, this psychedelic trend can become accessible and elegant. If you’re ready to give this trip a try take a look at how we’re incorporating this trend into our spring wardrobes and shop our favourite acid-trip pieces in the gallery above.

Dazzling button-down at Zara

Midi dress with belt, €49.95 at Zara

Choosing one strong, tonal statement piece like this vibrant yellow dress from Zara is a great option if you’re ready to try the acid trip trend. To start, it’s easier to wear and experiment with one solid statement piece instead of pairing together several styles and shades that you’re unsure of. Keep the rest of your outfit minimal and neutral. Pair with white heels for a look that says you’re ready for fun in the sun.

Zesty feet at Topshop

Nickle mule sandals, €77 at Topshop

Accessorising is a great way to engage with this trend in a subtle but stylish way. These lime green leather mules from Topshop are a fun and functional way to put a fluorescent pep in your step this spring. These are especially great if you plan to keep your outfit more neutral. By introducing bursts of colour up top (dazzling earrings) or down below (equally dazzling shoes) you’re engaging with the trend while remaining true to your own personal style. Ta-da!

Blazing hemlines at River Island

 

Green sequin embellished wrap midi skirt, €100 at Riverisland

This is the skirt you wear when you know you’re going to run into that ex. It’s bold, it’s daring, it’s sexy. The black base colour contrasts with the acid shade in a mesmerising way and when the light hits this stunning skirt, all eyes will be on you. Let the skirt do the talking and focus instead on subtle but complimentary make-up. Why not try a lime green eyeliner? I’m going to influence my colleague Geraldine (if you’ve read this you’ll know she’s on day four of a traumatic break-up) to buy it for that next unexpected meet-up with her ex.