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
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.
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
Natalia @odin.stylish.me above opts for an on-trend outfit mixing different shades of green.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an alternative to a dress, you could try a green jumpsuit. The style (below) would look lovely worn with white accessories for summer.
Is the weather still good where you are? A pair of green shorts could look stylish as part of your summer wardrobe.
The perfect green pants outfit
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.
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.
Outfit 1: Karen Millen Compact Stretch Button Blazer – Donna Karan New York Cowl Neck Sleeveless Top – AG Alexxis High Waist Crop Jeans – Herstyle Sunday Block Heel Sandal – BOSS Rose Faux Leather Clutch – COACH Open Link Collar Necklace
Outfit 2: LALABEE Open Front Cropped Cardigan – Pink Queen Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Jessica Simpson Sampson Wedge Pump – Madewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody Bag – Dean Davidson Signet 2-in-1 Huggie Hoop Earrings
Outfit 3: Karen Millen Classic Western Denim Jacket – TAHARI ASL Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe Dress – DREAM PAIRS Espadrilles Platform Sandal – Madewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody Bag – Monica Vinader Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Frontal Hoop Earrings
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 @prettytallstyle above wears her pink sweater dress with a long green coat.
Outfit 3: Karen Millen Leather Signature Moto Jacket – Nordstrom Cotton Gauze Midi Dress – Madewell The Sydney Zip Top Crossbody Bag – Jessica Simpson Sampson Wedge Pump – Monica Vinader Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Frontal Hoop Earrings – COACH Open Link Collar Necklace
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.
Angela @angelamashelle above looks beautiful in her high-waisted pants and green lace blouse.
Outfit 1: Urban CoCo Drape Front Open Cardigan – Donna Karan New York Cowl Neck Sleeveless Top – MOTHER Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans – Clarks Linvale Jerica Pump – HOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag – Dean Davidson Signet 2-in-1 Huggie Hoop Earrings
Outfit 3: 1.STATE Puff Sleeve Rib Knit T-Shirt – Modegal Satin Midi Skirt – PUMA Carina Sneaker – HOUSE OF WANT Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag – Monica 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.
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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!
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
If you want a really striking option, how about wearing green with purple?
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.
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.
How do you like to wear green? What colors do you wear with your green?
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