Kermit the frog may have said that “it’s not easy being green”. However, maybe he was wrong! Green can be one of the most beautiful colors in your closet. In this article you’ll find how to wear green as well as what colors work well with your green outfits.
If you don’t already have green in your closet, our ideas may well convert you…
So how can you add a touch of green to your own wardrobes?
Which shade of green is for you?
First of all, what color do you think of when you consider how to wear green?
There are so many different shades of green. You only have to look at the catwalks for 2021 to see that every hue of green you can think of is on trend.
Models walked down the runways in everything from mint to olive, sea green to emerald. Below are just a few of the greens that are on trend this year.
Which is your favorite? You can see green is very much on trend for the upcoming Fall 2021 season.
Green outfits on the catwalks
Prada – Max Mara – Anna Sui
Another source of inspiration is colourlovers where you can simply type in a color and see which your favorite combinations are.
Here are some color combinations you could choose from. You could choose from these to wear with your green, or keep reading for more ideas.
How to wear green: The perfect green clothes and accessories
Before you start to put together an outfit featuring green you will, of course, need the perfect green top, skirt, pants or dress – whatever your choice may be – to act as a base for the rest of your colors.
The perfect green top
The perfect green jacket outfit
If you choose a green in a more muted shade, it can be perfect to add to your casual outfit. Try this Blank NYC moto with your jeans and t-shirt, or with a black or white dress.
In a very pale mint, the cardigan (below) by Nordstrom has an open weave so you can see a little of the color you are wearing underneath, making it perfect to wear with neutrals. If you take a look at how Nordstrom styles it, you’ll see it that it looks good worn open or closed.
The perfect green dress outfits
If you’re looking for an alternative to your little black dress, how about a little green dress. It’s an unexpected choice that is sure to get you noticed.
A darker forest green could also be a lovely option, particular for a night out.
Sandra @lapecosapreciosa above wears an emerald green tiered dress that is perfect for summer.
The perfect green pants outfit
If you choose a pair of olive green pants like Ana @mrsamericanmade above (read her style interview here), you can wear these as an alternative to your blue or black jeans as the color really goes with anything.
The perfect green skirt
A green skirt can add drama to your outfit, particularly if you choose a skirt with some volume. The pleated skirt (below) would look good worn with white.
Is the weather still good where you are? A pair of green shorts could look stylish as part of your summer wardrobe.
Fonda @savvysouthernchic above styles her green shorts with her denim jacket and white tee. She adds an extra pop of color with her yellow sandals.
Another great idea to add a new color to your closet is to do so with your accessories. Just adding a green handbag can give a new look to existing outfits.
If you aren’t sure you want to fully embrace the green trend, you could choose a pair of green shoes to wear with your existing outfits.
Colors that go with green
So, now that you’ve chosen your favorite piece of green clothing, what are the most stylish colors to wear with it?
Here are some of my favorite ideas, but I’d love to know what you love to wear with green.
White and green
White and green can look clean, fresh and very stylish.
Pink and green
Pink and green goes wonderfully together. And, that’s hardly a surprise when you consider that pink flowers and green foliage exist side-by-side in nature.
This tried and true color combination doesn’t have to look preppy. Choose accessories in pink to create a strong contrasting color to wear with a bold green.
There are three more pink and green ideas for you below, whether you are looking for a casual, or dressier, outfit.
According to the old saying, pink and green are fit for a queen, and it’s easy to see why.
Tanasha @stylishheights above looks super stylish in her color-blocked outfit.
Blue and green
Whoever said blue and green should never be seen clearly needed to break a few style “rules” once in a while.
You could also try an emerald green with your navy.
Outfit 2: LL sleeveless draped cardigan – Vince Camuto rumpled satin blouse – Open Edit paperbag waist shorts – Tory Burch sandal – Rebecca Minkoff straw shoulder bag – Humble Chic leaf dangle earrings
Below are all the outfits from above put together in a capsule wardrobe for you.
Green outfits capsule
Below you can see the outfits from above together in one capsule. You can see you can mix and match. The navy top would look good with the green skirt, for example. Or, you could wear the pink t-shirt with the olive green jeans.
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Other colors that go with green
Of course, these aren’t the only options. You’ll find that green is an incredibly versatile shade. Below are more ideas for you.
Beige and green
Beige is often seen as a so-called “boring” color.
Red and green
Olive green outfits: Gray and green
As gray is one of the best neutrals you can have in your closet, you’ll find you can wear gray with any color you choose.
Green and purple
If you want a really striking option, how about wearing green with purple?
If you aren’t sure, pair with a neutral
Linda Fargo is looking as fabulous as ever during the New York Fashion week. Note the gorgeous color green she is wearing and that fabulous striped sweater (Photo by Denton Taylor)
As she shows, an easy way to wear green is to pair this strong color with a neutral. You can pair with cropped white, black or navy pants, or wear a green trouser with a more subdued blouse. The green will add an unexpected pop of color.
Keep it simple
Overall, when thinking about how to wear green, as it is such a strong color, you don’t really need to overwhelm your outfit with lots of details, so stick to a more paired down silhouette.
How do you like to wear green? What colors do you wear with your green?
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