I feel like I’ve been saying this at the end of every month lately, but I can’t believe we are already almost done with April. We’re also officially just over one month into spring. Is it just me, or is 2018 going by really, really fast?
There are two big color trends for spring: pastels and shades of green. I love all of the pretty pastels happening right now but today I am talking about the latter. Let’s chat green clothing for spring! If purple is the Pantone color of the year, then green should at least be the Pantone color for spring.
It’s no surprise that this lively color is a must for the season. Flowers are in full bloom and of course their stems are this bold, statement color. It’s also a really great shade on just about anyone. Therefore, it’s the perfect color to add to your closet since it’s so universally flattering.
If you really want to take on green clothing for spring, there’s so many amazing dresses out there. If you’re color confident, this is the season for you! However, full disclosure: while I’ve always been into olive and muted greens, this bright hue is actually new for me. As fashion fanatic, I love trying new things, but I know that this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Not sure you can pull off a bright shade of green like this? Maybe color in general? No sweat, friend – here’s how I do it.
I always believe if you’re not sure of a color or a trend, be sure that you balance said thing with something you’re really comfortable and confident wearing. For me, it’s jeans. So, I tend to try new things – like this bright green silk top – circled around jeans. I like to think of it as fashion math. Let’s say you’re really confident in a pair of jeans. But, maybe you’re trying something new for the first time and just lukewarm about it because it’s different. If you’re denim confidence level is sky high but your new item confidence level is just okay, you net out in the middle and you still feel pretty good in your new piece. Does that make sense?
This pair of jeans from 7 For All Mankind has a high rise (my favorite) and a straight leg fit that looks cute un-cuffed, or cuffed like I did here. It’s a great faded light wash. A lot of my recent denim purchases have been no stretch denim, but these have a little bit and provide just enough give but still hold you in. My exact top sold out but this one is the same shade of green and also has cute ruffle sleeve detailing.
As you gain confidence in your piece and it crosses over from “new and uncomfortable” to “not-so-new and more confident,” you can add new stuff into the mix. Trust me, this is always how I go form zero to a hundred when changing up my look or style. Baby steps, people. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be in head to toe green and rocking it like it’s nobody’s business!
SHOP THE LOOK: Amanda Uprichard Green Top (sold out but similar color here) | 7 For All Mankind Straight Leg Jeans | Botkier Floral Handbag | Bill Blass Floral Espadrilles (also available in nude)
SHOP ALL THINGS GREEN