One of the biggest colors for Spring and Summer 2017 is green, as Pantone announced greenery as the color of the year.

Every year Pantone selects the color of the year and clothing designers include this color in their upcoming looks. This season’s color is described by Pantone as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”

How to wear Pantone Greenery | 40plusstyle.com

So how can you add a taste of green to your own wardrobes?

Here are some color combinations you could choose from. Although this collage was focussed on emerald green, you can see some greenery (warmer green too).

Here are some surprising ways to incorporate a green shade this season and freshen your existing wardrobe.

how to wear green

Pair with a neutral.

Linda Fargo wearing a green jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Linda Fargo is looking as fabulous as ever during this past New York Fashion week. Note the gorgeous color green she is wearing and that fabulous striped sweater (Photo by Denton Taylor)

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.

Add a top in a lively green print.

An easy way to add freshness to your wardrobe is by adding in a blouse in a colorful green pattern. Choose a gingham or madras plaid, or a large scale floral pattern.

How to update your wardrobe with green | 40plusstyle.com

Add a pop of green with accessories, shoes or bags.

If you have yellow undertones in your skin, this yellow-green shade might be difficult to wear, so if you do want to try this shade, opt for a belt, purse or any accessory that is not close to your face.

How to wear green this season | 40plusstyle.com

Pair with pink

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.

How to wear green this season | 40plusstyle.com

Keep it simple.

With 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.

Here are six looks using neutrals as well as pastels with green.

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How do you like to wear green?

Feature image by @fineforforty

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