So, I have to admit, when I found out that Greenery was Pantones colour of the Year for 2017, my first thought was “oooohhh”, as all the crushed Avacado on toast pictures from Instagram flashed through my head, followed by my Grandparents bathroom suit in the 70’s.
Greenery is the 2nd Green in 5 years that Pantone have named colour of the year, with Emerald named back in 2013. Many will tell your their favourite colour is green, but then find the colour hard to wear if picking the wrong tone, or pairing with the wrong accent. With a huge range of hues from khaki to lime, olive to emerald, down to the pastels of Mint and Pistachio though there’s a tone that makes everyone look fabulous. Working it on only parts of your outfit, or as an accent, paired with complimentary colours, you will find it invigorating, cheery, and positive.
Here are my suggestions on working with the Greens.
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Green combined with neutrals, including black or gold always looks wonderful. A fresh and zesty Green can be described as nature’s neutral as it evokes the first days of spring. Take notes from nature and pair with other neutral colours such as beige, or other browns.
Ideal for Spring / Summer racing or weddings, as you can wear any of the nude / brown shoes, handbags, or headpieces already available in the shops or your existing wardrobe.
Many believe Blue and Green should never be seen, but this rule only applies when the tone and hue are similar. You might not want to mix your navy with deepest dark green, or lime with a sky blue, but pair with contrasting tones and the mix can be magic.
Try Greenery with Lapis blue, also in the Pantone Colour Forecast 2017, or Sapphire, French Navy, or Royal and the combination is definitely one to be seen.
The French Navy Saucer headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to Hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire.Click Here. The Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti, Dress: Made to Order on Etsy, Bag: Kate Spade.
Not brave enough to wear it as the main colour or solo? Greenery is a striking and refreshing colour that will work as an accent to a Black and / or White outfit.
Layer elements into your monochrome outfit, in the form of simple, minimalist pieces like the hat, shoes or bag, or combination of a few. Everyone needs statement pieces to elevate monochromatic outfits for a wedding or the races, so why not go for this optimistic Green.
Graphic Floral Print dresses are always on trend. Floral dresses are the essence of feminine charm. Pantones Greenery is of course a colour that you will find in 100’s of Floral prints. If you aren’t ready to wear this Greenery tone on it’s own, then a floral print is perfect. You can then select accessories in the Greenery colour to wear with the outfit.
Remember: If choosing florals or other highly graphic prints, then select accessories in single colour. Don’t try wearing a busy, multi-coloured statement hat, and a graphic print. Allow just one of them to be the star. If you must wear the biggest, multi-coloured, statement hat for Royal Ascot or Kentucky Derby, then do that with a simple monotone dress, not florals.
The Purple headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to Hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire range online.Click Here
The Bag is: Etsy Click to see Etsy Purple Bag.
The Dress: Coast (Amelie dress), Shoes: Gianvito Rossi.
The fascinator hat above is on Etsy. Click Here for Etsy Hat.
The Dress is Ted Baker. Click for Ted Baker Dress.
The Shoes are: Charles David. Click for Charles David Shoes.
The Vail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann. Click for Charles David Shoes.
The Bag above is: Ebay. Click to see Green Bag.
Hear the suggestion of Green and Pink and your first instinct might be - “Really?”. But yes, this combination happens all the time in nature. Nature never gets its colours wrong. Of all the colour pairings for Green, this Pink is the freshest and most joyous.
Colours are often responsible for the way we feel. Choose this combination for your friends wedding, or day at the races, and you’re guaranteed a playful day.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £150.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: AW17 Damsel in a Dress. Click to see Damsel in a Dress, Dress.
The Shoes are: Christian Louboutin Decoltish Suede Pumps. Click to see Christian Louboutin Shoes.
The Bag above is: Delpozo Bag. Click to see Delpozo Bag.