It’s time to bring the color of nature into your wardrobe. Pantone—aka the authority on color—announced greenery as the color of 2017 kicking that little black dress to the curb for now. Pulse showed you how to bring green into your home in its February issue. Now get just as creative with your ensemble. From a subtle inclusion to an all green affair, these ideas will make it easy to live up to the color’s evocation: “revive, restore and renew.”
Keep warm in green
Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Emilio Pucci and Max Mara were some of the designers to include the color of the year on their spring 2017 runways. For those breezy spring days, a green sweater thrown over a long sleeve striped shirt (as Michael Kors showcases above) is a perfect way to stay casual chic and standout at the same time.
Sway from head to toe
Keep all eyes on you at a cocktail party with a green gown. Stick to an all green hue like the silky loose dress seen on Sies Marjan’s runway paired with a black heel. Or get more daring with a colorful floral pattern like Balenciaga’s—a bright green blended perfectly with red, purple, white and pale orange. Let the pumps be just as loud with an orange stiletto boot.
Whip out colorful shades
If you’ve been hesitant about sporting flashy sunglasses, now’s the perfect excuse. Leave the black aviators at home and opt for Ray-Ban’s green flash lens. Make the glasses really pop by wearing them with a solid colored outfit.
Let your legs do the work
Rock on in green pants. Take a cue from Louis Vuitton and pair them with a maroon stiletto boot. Tone the look down with a solid color on top like a black sweater or a white dress shirt. Not looking to balance out the green? Mimic Rochas’ runway look and pair a green trouser with a blue top instead.
Just a little sparkle
OK, maybe green really isn’t your color. But that doesn’t mean you should be left out of the trend. Opt for a little green bling like a sparkly stud or an extravagant drop earring as seen on the Marni runway. Either way, the green touch is cleverly slipping into your wardrobe as it’s supposed to in 2017.