How to wear green – which of these color palettes and outfits is your favorite?

by Sylvia

How to wear green this season |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.

How to wear this season's bright green |

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Green top |


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Green blazer |


Green sun dress |

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 Scarf outfit idea |

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Pantone color of the year: greenery |


Green polka dotted dress |


Chic belle sleeves dress |

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Greenery pantone |


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Ideas on how to wear the color of the year: green |

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Green outfits |


Lace green skirt |


Green shorts with grey top |


Green jacket and denim jeans |


green poncho |

How do you like to wear green?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaymie Ashcraft

So many great shades of green!!


2 Elaine Lascher

Green is a good color for me so I have some items ready to go. A bright green cardigan to layer with white, navy, black, cobalt basics and print pieces. Green pointy toe pumps to wear with jeans, crop pants and skirts. A lime green straw bag to pair with dark brown, tan, black, navy or white outfits. I also have a few scarves to work with and just purchased an olive green casual dress. Yay green!


3 Sylvia

Sounds like you’ve got your green covered!


4 melissa

Great post! Green isn’t always the easiest color to wear, thanks for putting this together. 🙂


5 Nancy

Green was my second colour to wear after black. Since blogging I started to wear lots more colours but green stays one of my favourite!


6 Janelle Chapman

Thanks Sylvia. When I saw the post I thought No way would I have this colour in my wardrobe. Now that I’ve actually opened the link and read the article & great combinations I’m definitely going to introduce green into my clothing & accessories.


7 Greetje

I just haven’t got enough green (and red) pieces. They are so my colours.


8 Elaine

Just got my green cropped trousers ready for summer, have green knitted tunic, several green tops and especially a green chunky raffia necklace.


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