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 green.
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 spring/summer 2020 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?
Green outfits on the catwalks
Oscar de la Renta – Rochas – Victoria Beckham
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
Suzie (above) chooses a forest green with her white jeans.
You could also opt for a brighter hue if your prefer.
The perfect green pants outfit
Greetje (above) shows how green can act as a neutral, to be worn with animal print.
The perfect green skirt
Monika (above) opts for an on trend pleated style.
The perfect green jacket outfit
One of the easiest ways to wear green can be to choose an olive color.
That way, your green works just as well as any other neutral, giving you a versatile option to wear with any color.
If you have a classic style, but would like to give your outfit a twist, you could look for a green trench coat.
The perfect green dress outfit
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.
Rachel (above) chooses an emerald green dress and teams with white.
A darker forest green could also be a lovely option, particular for a night out.
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.
Or you could choose a stylish matching option like Tanasha (above).
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.
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.
1. White and green: green jeans outfit
White and green can look clean, fresh and very stylish.
Pepa (above) opts for a toned down version of white and green by choosing an olive green and cream.
Below you’ll find more white and green inspiration.
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.
Mel (above) wears pink with green stripes.
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.
Blue and green
Whoever said blue and green should never be seen clearly needed to break a few style “rules” once in a while.
Fonda (above) wears her green with navy.
You could also try an emerald green with your navy.
Below are all the outfits from above put together in a capsule wardrobe for you.
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.
But, how about adding your beige accessories like Kylie (above)
Red and green
Jeanne wears a striking duster jacket over her green pants.
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.
Oxana (above) pairs a pale gray with her olive green.
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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