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 2023 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 2023 season.
Green outfits on the catwalks
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
This green shirt from COS (below) is a modern way to wear lace, and would look beautiful worn with white pants or your favorite jeans.
If you’re looking for a longer length shirt to wear with your leggings, the oversized kelly green shirt (below) could be perfect.
Every wardrobe needs a classic t-shirt, and it doesn’t have to be white. You could opt for a green t-shirt with your jeans and sneakers.
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 J.Crew with your jeans and t-shirt, or with a black or white dress.
In a flattering balloon-sleeved style, the COS cardigan below would look good worn over a t-shirt or camisole with your jeans.
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. The asymmetry and ruching on the green dress (below) add a point of difference.
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 good where you are? A pair of green shorts could look stylish as part of your summer wardrobe, or for your vacation wear.
The perfect green pants outfit
Wide leg pants are very on-trend right now. Rather than a classic black pair, you could choose green. You could wear with a neutral white shirt, or with an equally bright color.
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 3: Alice + Olivia Macey Linen Blend Blazer – COS Asymmetric Gathered Midi Dress – Naturalizer Vera Ankle Strap Sandal – Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudière – Karine Sultan Irregular Discs Clip-On 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.
Choose accessories in pink to create a strong contrasting color to wear with a bold green.
There are three 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.
Natalia @odin.stylish.me above teams her all-green outfit with a pink blazer and matching shoes.
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.
Outfit 1: J.Crew Cashmere Sweater – Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans – Nike Waffle Debut Sneaker – Rebecca Minkoff Large Megan Soft Croc Embossed Leather Tote – Karine Sultan Irregular Discs Clip-On Earrings
Outfit 3: Alice + Olivia Macey Linen Blend Blazer – COS Eyelet Shirt – Boden Bi-Stretch Crop Flare Trousers – J. Reneé Belamie Slingback Pointed Toe Pump – COACH Swinger Glovetanned Leather Shoulder Bag – Kurt Geiger London Crystal Huggie Hoop Earrings
Tanasha @letsrecreatethelook above shows how you could combine green and blue for an evening look.
Green outfits capsule
Below you can see the outfits from above together in one capsule. You can see you can mix and match. The green shirt would go with the white pants, you could wear the shirt dress open as a duster jacket, the white blazer over any of the outfits, or the stripe t-shirt with the pink pants, for example.
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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
An easy way to wear green is to pair this strong color with a neutral.
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 Fly London sandals. Here are some more green linen dress options from Massimo Dutti, Tommy Bahama, Eileen Fisher and The Drop.
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).
How do you like to wear green? What colors do you wear with your green?
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