In winter it’s tempting – and let’s face it, it’s often easier – to reach for a failsafe colour palette of jet black, inky navy and slate greys. But if you’ve got a penchant for bold colour, shades of green – from sherbety mint tones to almost neon lime hues – can be a great way to brighten up your winter wardrobe. If you’re ready to work the lush shade into your wardrobe, here’s everything you need to know about how to wear green this season.
Clash Green with Complementary Colours
The thought of pairing red and green together might scream conjure up Christmas tree vibes, but green is in fact, the perfect colour to clash with complementary shades such as red. Avoid looking overly Christmassy by pairing golden greens, mint shades and deep emeralds with orange and rust-toned shades of red. Still not convinced? Nothing complements your favourite shade of green like pink does.
Start with Khaki and Emerald Shades of Green
While the daring fashionistas out there might like to reach for out-there shades of lime and fluorescent green from the get-go, shades such a khaki and emerald are a great way to experiment with green. There’s really not a lot that the two hues of green don’t go with and a trench in khaki or woollen coat in emerald are two winter wardrobe essentials that you’ll wear year after year.
Accessories are Great in Green
If in doubt, statement accessories in a verdant hue of green are a great way to dip your toes in the water. We’re obsessed with these strappy Wandler ‘Yara’ heels in emerald green that you can shop right here and Gucci’s Sylvie 1969 handbag, in deep, dark green which you can get shipped straight to your door from the New Zealand online boutique.
Take a look at all the inspiration you need for how to wear green this season.
Found of bold colour? Try pairing green with pink and purple.