ach December, the Pantone Color Institute announces their pick for the hue to ring in the New Year. After months of hushed deliberation among color experts around the world, “Greenery” came out on top for 2017.
Reminiscent of young leaves on spring branches, rather than muted forest mosses or jewel-toned evergreens, the color was chosen to reflect “our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize.” It’s an optimistic shade for an optimistic attitude – though, admittedly, not everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re still holding on to 2016’s Serenity and Rose Quartz, here are a few styling tips that are sure to make Greenery grow on you.
When in Doubt, Bling Yourself Out
August babies, rejoice: peridot-hued jewelry is about to have a serious moment. Even if your birthstone isn’t green, though, it’s a good idea to pick up a statement piece or two in this eye-catching shade. Gold hardware perfectly complements Greenery’s warm undertones – as seen in this ornate Ben-Amun necklace, the effect is stunning against a crisp white backdrop. Other failsafe accents? Pearls and peach-colored stones. Or, if you truly want to embrace your inner green goddess, opt for one of the countless terrarium-inspired pieces available on Etsy.
Sometimes, all you need to elevate a classic look is a subtle flash of what’s hot right now. Fitting the bill quite literally, a pair of iconic Ray-Ban Aviators with a Gold frame and Green Flash lenses is an on-trend piece that you’ll be able to wear for years. These statement-making lenses shift from a lush match for Greenery to a gorgeous pool blue – they’ll have you longing for your Spring Break getaway. If you don’t want to make the commitment (or have to baby them them at every single Fling darty), Spitfire’s frameless Shark Tooth sunglasses are a low-priced alternative that sacrifices no style.
Keen on Greenery
Ready to go beyond simply accessorizing with Greenery, but don’t want to look like you’re channeling Lady Gaga in her Kermit ensemble, circa 2009? The biggest thing to keep in mind is that finding the perfect statement piece isn’t as important as making it look like it naturally belongs in your outfit. For example, wear this classic wool coat by Just Cavalli with Breton stripes and dark denim, adding heels in another bold color to elevate the look. Alternatively, take notes from Mother Nature with the soft pinks, whites, and blues of budding flowers – a vibrant green sheath dress, layered over a chambray shirt or pastel-colored turtleneck, is the perfect transition piece to take you into spring.