How to Wear Green This Season

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 Givenchy’s retro-inspired heels in bright green that you can shop right here and Gucci’s handbag of the season, the Zumi bag, 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

The Best Back-to-Work Wardrobe Essentials from Local Designers

If you’re back to work and have had a little bit of trouble parting with your lockdown-appropriate activewear wardrobe, you’re definitely not alone. Fortunately, local designers have our back-to-work wardrobe sorted with these cosy, on-trend essentials that are sure to make returning to the office that little bit easier.

The timeless dress

Just because winter is well and truly on the way, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of floaty, feminine dresses that tend to be synonymous with the warmer seasons.

Look for trans-seasonal dresses that are easy to layer up and dress up and dress down as needed.

Pictured above: Mina ‘Maggie’ dress; Twenty-Seven Names ‘Seasons of Love’ dress; Maggie Marilyn ‘Open to Suggestions’ dress

The comfy pants

Lazying around in pyjama pants all day might be out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as comfortable – and a whole lot more stylish.

This season, forget about skin-tight jeans and leather pants and opt for always-in-fashion wide-leg pants.

The trusty oversized shirt

No wardrobe is ever really complete without a well-tailored shirt. A great shirt is easy to wear and the versatile staple can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Left to right: Taylor ‘Caption’ shirt, Moochi ‘Spiral’ shirt.

The cosy knit

While many of us are dreading impending chilly temperatures, snuggling up in cosy knitwear is one way to make the arrival of winter more bearable.

The Classic Coat

If in doubt, layering a great coat over your outfit is one of the quickest ways to elevate your look over the winter months. This season we’re spoilt for choice with classic trenches, oversized coats and autumnal colour palettes all on offer from local designers.