Wardrobe Update: Shades of Green

Pantone declared emerald green as the “it” color of 2013. However, lots of shades of green are popping up everywhere, as well. In fact, I’d like to nominate the broad color of green to be the “it” color of the moment!

Here are some of our favorite runway looks, as well as 5 outfits at the end of today’s post to inspire you for spring! Our outfits incorporate another “it” color, coral.

(Note: Runway images are linked to sources. Click on images for more information.)


Burberry. Image source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com


DVF. Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com. Check out those earrings…


Here, coral, another hot color for spring, plays the perfect foil to mint green. Carolina Herrara. Photo credit: vogue.com, gorunway.com (Note: beware, that buttoned up collar is hard for many to pull off.)

Sheer black with mint green underneath proves gorgeous. Carolina Herrera. Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com


More black with green. Giorgio Armani. Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com


Rag + Bone. Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com


Solid green is so fresh and pretty! Rag + Bone. Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com


Notice how much lace is popping up? Yes, lace was big last year, but much bigger this year. Green + Lace = fashion heaven. Valentino, Photo source: Vogue.com, gorunway.com

And, with images like this one coming in from the Fall 2013 Runways, green has staying power:

Delpozo. Photo source: WWD.com, Photo by Robert Mitra

So, let’s come off the runway. Here are some ways to embrace green right now as we all look forward to spring. As mentioned, each outfit incorporates a very NOW way to wear green…with another hot color for spring, coral!

Green + Leopard:

Ralph Lauren pants, on sale $74.62. Vince silk blouse at Nordstrom, $275. (Would love it tucked in here if that is a good look for you.) Scarf is from Nordstrom, $28. Salmon brass cuff, Kayce Hughes, $78. Belt is J.Crew, on sale, $49.50. Shoes: both Elaine Turner. Taupe snake ballet flats are on sale: $105; Coral laser cut flats are $195.


ModCloth green skirt, $42.99. Petite Bateau white tank, $42. H&M denim jacket, $50. Tory Burch necklace (pre-order) $395. J.Crew leopard ballet flats, $258. Marc by Marc Jacobs coral handbag at Nordstrom, $448.

Green Dresses:

www.jmclaughlin.com Nicola dress, $195. Bauble Bar yellow necklace, $36. Tory Burch suede coral heels, $177. Tory Burch satchel, $395.


Rachel Zoe dress, $325, Neiman Marcus. Gold necklace, $1155, Neiman Marcus. J. Crew frog bracelet, $78. Kayce Hughes ring, $34. Kayce Hughes wooden clutch, $126. Manolo Blahnik at Nordstrom lace coral heels, $675.

One more outfit, to show how the color navy plays so nicely with green:

Okay, I know not everyone can wear skinny jeans, including myself, much less from Delia’s. But, you can substitute in a mint green skirt here, or wide legged linen pants…Really, this is just to inspire! Two navy tops are shown, one casual and one dressy. Jeans: Delia’s, $39.50. Casual Top by TopShop at Nordstrom, $36: Dressy Top: Imogene+ Willie, $248. Shoes: Vaneli, at Jildor for $87.75. Necklace: Bauble Bar, $34. Essie nail color: Mango Bango, $8.

Green is everywhere right now. Embrace it!


For more on mint green, SB has this post on Mint, Beige and Coral: click here.

Happy Friday,