HOW TO GO GREEN(ERY)
In case you haven’t heard, Pantone announced the 2017 colour of this year as Greenery.
Pantone is pretty much the colour authority and can singlehandedly influence store merchandising and how we shop throughout the entire year. In case you haven’t heard, Pantone announced the 2017 colour of this year as Greenery. Greenery is described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”
From a fashion perspective a handful of designers like Michael Kors, Max Mara, and Mary Katrantzou had the foresight to thread the Greenery shade (a cross between lime and peridot) throughout their spring 2017 collections and these silhouettes have filtered down into mainstream fashion stores and are on their way to you for winter.
So that’s all great, but how do you introduce this trend into your wardrobe? Have no fear, we’re here to help you take this trend from the runway straight into your wardrobe… but in the words of Kermit the Frog, “It ain’t easy being green”, so we recommend starting small (with accessories) and working up to the yellow-green shade once you’re sure your complexion can handle it.
Here’s how to incorporate this colour into your fashion and beauty wardrobe with relative ease…
1. ADD IT TO YOUR MAKE-UP BAG
Greenery is a great shade to add to your make-up palette if you have green or brown eyes. Combine it with black or brown shades to create a smokey look, or maybe look for green eyeliner that will accentuate your eyes.
2. GET YOUR NAILS DID
The easiest way to have fun with this colour is with nail art and bold, deep green varnishes.
3. SWITCH UP YOUR SUNNIES
Ditch those blue and rainbow tints and take a pick from the greens. A green lens, like ones from Ray-Ban are sure to amp up your greenery inspired style files.
4. STATEMENT ACCESSORIES
It’s all about big and bold jewellery this season. Add some sparkle to your dress-up with beautiful pieces in green.
5. TOTES, GO FOR GREEN
Get over your tans, marsala’s and blacks and move to green handbags to step up your dress up.
6. FRESH FOOTWORK
Give your feet a fashion upgrade in the colour of the year. It will instantly update your go-to items.
7. DRESS IT UP
Pretty dresses and maxi’s in a solid verdant green or fresh tropical prints sporting a mix of greens are being unpacked at stores as you read this.
8. TOP US UP
A green blouse is a must have in your collection this year. Pair it with jeans or a build a safari inspired look.
9. THE BOMBER JACKET IS EVERYTHING
Give your work-wear wardrobe an instant update with this classic shade and jacket shape; layer up your basics to the next level. Wear a satin bomber for a more luxurious look.
10. TRACK-SUIT UP
It’s official, tracksuit pants are cool. With athleisure on an all time high, a pair of green track pants is all you need to observe an on point fashion game. Pair them right with your go-to white sneakers or stylish heels for that “fashion week” look!
11. THE MIDI SKIRT
With the midi length taking over, a pretty printed or solid, mid-length skirt could well be your element of surprise in introducing this colour into your wardrobe this year. Keep it in mind for autumn!
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