|Tommy Ton from style.com|
For as long as I can remember, except for a brief and requisite love affair with the color purple at age eleven, green has always been “my favorite color,” as children so fondly say. Today, upon proclaiming my love for this verdant hue to friends who still bother to ask, I inevitably receive quizzical stares, followed by: “but I never see you wear green.” While I’m pretty sure wearing one’s favorite color for said reason alone went out with middle school, I get their point. I wear every color— but green. Even on St. Patrick’s Day, you can usually catch me in black, blue, or even fuchsia.
Green has traditionally been reserved for state flags, cricket uniforms, singing puppets, and yes, redheads. I’m happy to say, however, that that’s all changing. Not only are retailers offering green to the masses, it’s also quite the fashionable color at the moment. Emerald, forest, hunter, kelly, lime, mint, olive—there are more variants in shades of green than perhaps any other color of the rainbow, and just as many sartorial options this season.
Fall is the perfect time to opt for a rich forest green coat as a unique alternative to the standard navy, black or grey topper. For a dash of sophisticated 70s flair, pair a pea green silk bow blouse with a pencil skirt. And if you’re still loving the colored denim trend from the summer, bottle green jeans keep your look fresh and fashion-forward. For just a touch of viridian (yes, that’s another shade of green!), nothing is classier than a croc-embossed top-handle handbag to complement fall’s ladylike styles.
Even if green isn’t your favorite color, at least it’s now a viable (ahem) option. Hey, it’s easy being green.
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