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 2022 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

Designer green outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Versace – Oscar de la Renta – Emilia Wickstead

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.

Green color combinations | 40plusstyle.com

Eugenia @theeageofgrace below (read her style interview here) looks stunning in her green, tiered dress, which she teams with yellow shoes.

How to wear green - Eugenia in a green dress and yellow shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (another option here), heels and sunglasses.

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

How to wear green - Natalia mixes shades of green | 40plusstyle.com

I like this green tunic top from Amazon (below) because of the flattering drapes which are perfect to hide a belly. If green isn’t your color, you’ll find it comes in lots of different shades.

Natalia @odin.stylish.me above opts for an on-trend outfit mixing different shades of green.

Get her look with this similar shirt, skirt, sandals, handbag, earrings and sunglasses.

LARACE tunic top | 40plusstyle.com

LARACE Tunic 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 Karen Millen blazer with your jeans and t-shirt, or with a black or white dress.

Karen Millen Compact Stretch Button Blazer | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Millen Compact Stretch Button Blazer

green cardigan

In a flattering draped style, the open cardigan below would look good worn over a t-shirt or camisole with your jeans. It has more than 20,000, largely positive reviews, with one wearer saying she has ordered this style in 15 colors.

Urban CoCo Drape Front Open Cardigan | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo Drape Front Open Cardigan

The perfect green dress outfits

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

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.

I went shopping in Lisbon in a green linen dress from Massimo Dutti which is perfect for summer and matched it with my favorite pair of sandals from Fly London. Here are some more green linen dress options from Karen Kane, Karen Millen and Amazon.

TAHARI ASL Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe Dress | 40plusstyle.com

TAHARI ASL Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe Dress

Green jumpsuit

As an alternative to a dress, you could try a green jumpsuit. The style (below) would look lovely worn with white accessories for summer.

Pink Queen Wide Leg Jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Pink Queen Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Green SHORTS

Is the weather still good where you are? A pair of green shorts could look stylish as part of your summer wardrobe.

Karen Millen Tweed Tailored Shorts | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Millen Tweed Tailored Shorts

The perfect green pants outfit

How to wear green - Claudia pairs green with pink | 40plusstyle.com

Claudia @glamupyourlifestyle above (read her style interview here) shows how you could wear green with pink for a casual, yet dramatic look.

Steal her look with this similar shirt, pants, sandals and crossbody bag.

VIV Collection Ease in Pull-On Straight Fit Pants | 40plusstyle.com

VIV Collection Ease in Pull-On Straight Fit Pants

The perfect green skirt

A green skirt can add drama to your outfit, particularly if you choose a skirt with some volume. The green midi skirt (below) would look good worn with white.

Modegal Satin Midi Skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Modegal Satin Midi Skirt

Green handbag

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.

HOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag | 40plusstyle.com

HOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag

Green shoes

How to wear green - Julie wears green and pink | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Julie @stylishparadox above (read her style interview here) opts for a green dress and shoes, with pink accessories.

Recreate her outfit with this similar satin dress, pumps (another option here), handbag and earrings.

27 EDIT Naturalizer Iriss Ankle Strap Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

27 EDIT Naturalizer Iriss Ankle Strap Sandal

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

Green outfits - Erica wears green and white | 40plusstyle.com

White and green can look clean, fresh and very stylish.

Erica @ericabunker above (read her style interview here) opts for green and white with leopard print.

Check out this similar top (another option here), pants, heels, belt, necklace and earrings.

Green and white outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Outfit 1: Karen Millen Compact Stretch Button BlazerDonna Karan New York Cowl Neck Sleeveless TopAG Alexxis High Waist Crop JeansHerstyle Sunday Block Heel SandalBOSS Rose Faux Leather ClutchCOACH Open Link Collar Necklace

Outfit 2: LALABEE Open Front Cropped CardiganPink Queen Wide Leg JumpsuitJessica Simpson Sampson Wedge PumpMadewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody BagDean Davidson Signet 2-in-1 Huggie Hoop Earrings

Outfit 3: Karen Millen Classic Western Denim JacketTAHARI ASL Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe DressDREAM PAIRS Espadrilles Platform SandalMadewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody BagMonica Vinader Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Frontal Hoop Earrings

Pink and green

Green outfits - Tanasha wears green and pink | 40plusstyle.com

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 @prettytallstyle above wears her pink sweater dress with a long green coat.

Get her look with this similar dress, coat, pumps and handbag (another option here).

Green and pink outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Outfit 1: Milumia Self Tie TopKaren Millen Boucle Kickflare PantsHerstyle Sunday Block Heel SandalBOSS Rose Faux Leather ClutchCOACH Open Link Collar Necklace

Outfit 2: Halogen Crossover Hem T-ShirtKaren Millen Tweed Tailored ShortsPUMA Carina SneakerHOXIS Mesh ToteDean Davidson Signet 2-in-1 Huggie Hoop Earrings

Outfit 3: Karen Millen Leather Signature Moto JacketNordstrom Cotton Gauze Midi DressMadewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody BagJessica Simpson Sampson Wedge PumpMonica Vinader Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Frontal Hoop EarringsCOACH Open Link Collar Necklace

Blue and green

Green and blue outfit | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Angela @angelamashelle above looks beautiful in her high-waisted pants and green lace blouse.

Recreate her look with this similar blouse (other options here and here), pants, pumps and earrings.

How to wear green - green and navy outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Outfit 1: Urban CoCo Drape Front Open CardiganDonna Karan New York Cowl Neck Sleeveless TopMOTHER Fray Hem Bootcut JeansClarks Linvale Jerica PumpHOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder BagDean Davidson Signet 2-in-1 Huggie Hoop Earrings

Outfit 2: LARACE Tunic TopWit & Wisdom JeggingsPUMA Carina SneakerHOXIS Mesh ToteCOACH Open Link Collar Necklace

Outfit 3: 1.STATE Puff Sleeve Rib Knit T-ShirtModegal Satin Midi SkirtPUMA Carina SneakerHOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder BagMonica Vinader Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Frontal Hoop Earrings

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.

A green capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

shop SOME OF THE items above here:

More how to wear green inspiration for you

Green is perfect for every season. Below are some older capsules we created. Although these items are no longer available in stores, they will give you inspiration for your next outfit featuring green!

A green capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com
A green capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

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 it definitely doesn’t have to be. You can team with any shade of green.

Green and purple

How to wear green - Kim in green and purple | 40plusstyle.com

If you want a really striking option, how about wearing green with purple?

Kim @kimair above (read her style interview here) tucks her green sweater into purple pants.

Check out this similar sweater, wide leg pants, clutch, pumps and earrings.

Red and green

As it’s on the same color spectrum, you will find that red and green goes just as well as pink 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.

If you aren’t sure, pair with a neutral

Linda Fargo wearing a green jacket | 40plusstyle.com

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.

How do you like to wear green? What colors do you wear with your green?

Continue reading:

  1. A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The NATURAL Style Personality
  2. Can You Wear Beige Over 40?
  3. How To Wear Pink – A Comprehensive Guide With Lots Of Ideas And Color Combinations

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