Another new year has started which means there are some fresh and exciting fashion trends ahead! Fresh is maybe the best way to put it as greenery is forecasted to take over: the Pantone Institute announced this color will be a huge trend in 2017 and it will stick through all seasons. The hue of spring, new beginnings, revitalization, and nature will definitely leave its imprint in the fashion world and it resonates with the growing eco-conscious movements. It also flirts with minimalism: here’s how you can incorporate it into your personal style and create a head-turning look.
Perfect dash of freshness: casual look
When it comes to greenery, you don’t have to embrace the monochromatic approach in order to be trendy. For an athleisure inspiration, check out Gigi Hadid’s look from the Reebok’s event (December 2016): all black sportswear have been lightened up with a perfect greenery piece – a sports jacket.
If you’re aiming at causal-chic, try the following combination: an oversized greenery sweater that will make you warm and cozy, simple skinny jeans, and leather ankle boots. Choose brown ones to really underline the touch of nature in your look. Accompany your footwear with a matching tote bag, add vintage sunglasses for a dash of mystery, spray some fruity perfume – and you’ll dazzle both with your style and the overall impression.
Greenery and elegance: timeless mix for a formal look
If you check the runways from the spring/summer 2017 shows, you’ll see renown designers such as Balenciaga, Versace, Michael Kors, and Gucci went crazy for greenery. This color trend also penetrated high-street fashion brands such as Zara, H&M, or the modern designs by Wolfe and Ordnance – which made the trend accessible to wider audiences.
When it comes to formal looks, the LBD is a classic. But if you wish to spice it up a bit, turn to a silky greenery maxi dress: it will fall down your bodyline freely, enhancing the curves with movement. Simple beige clutch purse, velvet stilettos and heavily ornamented statement earrings will emphasize your feminine side. This look is minimalistic but very effective.
If you’re up for something more playful, you can find a floral pattern top or experiment with different prints.
Bossy in green: office-appropriate look
When it comes to the work environment, women tend to be overly cautious which may result in boring outfits. Of course, navy, black, and gray are the classic colours that dominate offices but this doesn’t mean you can’t freshen up your look with greenery. Stick with business-appropriate designs and materials and you won’t risk looking unprofessional with a splash of color.
A pair of greenery high waisted business pants will go perfect with a white blouse and simple pointy flats or classic heels. Add a thin belt and a structured bag and you’ll end up with a look that’s chic but also professional.
If you’re afraid to incorporate a big chunk of this color to your business look, bear in mind: the devil’s in the details. A silky scarf with greenery details, leather gloves, or a bag will break the dullness of your outfit and you won’t step away from your usual work look. Depending on the industry you work in, the level of tolerated nonchalance in your outfit may vary.
Paint the town red wearing green: party look
Don’t mind having all eyes on you? For a night out, unleash your party girl and opt for a sequin black top and skinny greenery jeans. Given the fact this colour is invading by itself, avoid pairing it with strong colours and stick with neutral shades such as black, white, gray, or earthly tones. It’s best to wear all black and let your jeans come to the fore.
Flashy earrings or necklaces can connect different fashion items you’re wearing and bring your black-green outfit together. If you don’t like wearing jewelry that much, you can always turn to more dramatic makeup and try a green smokey eye, for instance.
This year will be all about embracing healthy lifestyle habits and following green food trends. Fashion is a part of this “environment concept”: take these greenery style tips into consideration and you’ll leave an impression of a chic fashionista that knows how to reconnect with nature in a fabulous way.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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