This Quirky Micro-Trend Borrows From a Sprite Can, and It's So Good


(Image credit: Zara; Theophilio; Remain Birger Christensen; Versace)

If you're a lover of neutrals, you may want to sit this season out. Ultra-pigmented hues—of all shades of the color wheel—have emerged as a huge trend this year, and it's nearly impossible to escape them. As a fashion editor of over six years who's just about seen it all, I can't recall a year in the industry as vibrant as 2022. Fashion has collectively entered its Lisa Frank era

And while all hues seem to be getting shine right now, (tangerine and hot pink are among them), an unusual, hyperspecific color combo has caught my attention. I first noticed it at Theophilio's S/S 22 show, where palettes of green, yellow, and red were reoccurring themes within the collection. Weeks later, Bottega Veneta's and Versace's vivid spring presentations convinced me yellow and green are a power duo that is here to stay.

From the high street to the runways, yellow and electric green—or what I like to call Sprite dressing—are the unexpected outfit pairing taking over the scene. Although the fashion crowd is never afraid to experiment with seemingly peculiar color combinations, this one is the most audacious thus far. The bright hues may evoke a little reluctance, but trust me when I say this micro-trend can be a lot more approachable IRL. For proof, I've outlined my favorite interpretations of the growing trend as well as outfit ideas for giving Sprite styling a go for yourself. Keep scrolling to see it all.

Sprite dressing on the runways:


(Image credit: Remain Birger Christensen)

Remain Birger Christensen Spring/Summer 2022


(Image credit: Theophilio)

Theophilio Spring/Summer 2022


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Versace Spring/Summer 2022

How the fashion set is embracing the trend:


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Shop my favorite yellow-and-green outfits:

Look #1

Style tip: No-brainer suiting, like this linen suit, hits the right note of sophistication without trying too hard. The rich olive undertone of the Prada pumps also contrasts well with the delicate shade of pale yellow.

Look #2

Style tip: Layer a pale-yellow blazer over a lime-green matching set for a polished ensemble that also commands attention.

Look #3

Style tip: Get in on the micro-mini wave with this green skirt from Zara. The addition of the off-the-shoulder top creates a cool silhouette that feels seductive and sleek.

Look #4

Style tip: Green suiting has been a rising trend all on its own this season, and coordinating with a yellow top specifically has been a go-to style among stylists and designers.

Look #5

Style tip: If you're aiming to go brighter, try a deeper shade of yellow like this canary-yellow Staud dress.

Look #6

Style tip: For a subtler approach, try monochromatic green as your main focus, and complement the outfit with a yellow accessory.

Look #7

Style tip: A yellow sundress always feels on point for the warmer months. Green satin slides keep up the tropical vibe without leaning too far into color-blocking territory.

Look #8

Style tip: Experiment by adding colorful boots to the mix along with your favorite poplin-shorts set. Green shoes with a yellow ensemble creates a nice visual pairing.

Look #9

Style tip: When in doubt, color-blocking will always score points. Use slightly different tones of green to add dimension.

Next up: The Anti-Trend Bag That Is Cool, Low-Key, and Prada Approved

Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.