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 Wandler’s square-toed Isa 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 New Fragrances You Need to Know About

Each season a plethora of new fragrances And because nothing uplifts the senses like an enchanting scent, we’ve rounded up the best new fragrances you need to know about below. 

1. Forget about it is winter, spring arrives early with Elizabeth Arden’s newest additions to the White Tea family, Wild Rose and Vanilla Orchid (100ml EDT, $99 each). A blooming bouquet of pear tree blossom, Bulgarian rose, and blush peony bewitch the senses with one spritz of Wild Rose, while the notes of bergamot, gardenia and vanilla essence in Vanilla Orchid are as equally enchanting.

2. Rose appears to be the note of the season with Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 2 (100ml EDP, $195) starring vibrant red rose with juicy pear and blackberry wrapped around it.

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3. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb gets a mysterious family member with its latest flanker, Night Bloom (100ml EDP, $229). Mesmerising black currant, patchouli and freesia feature, but it’s the scent’s heart of night-blooming jasmine that makes this fragrance one of a kind

4. Trust Tom Ford to push the boundaries and take classic lavender and transform it into an aromatic oriental masterpiece with Lavender Extrême (50ml EXP, $500), the latest addition to his Private Blend Collection. Not one but three distinct varieties of lavender are accompanied by unexpected notes of Italian bergamot, carrot seed oil and wild-grown tonka bean to create a lavender fragrance like no other.

5. Giorgio Armani Si returns once again this season, this time with an undeniably feminine bouquet at the heart of this covetable scent. Si Fiori (100mll EDP, $232) opens with sparkling top notes of mandarin and blackcurrant nectar before blooming chypre neroli, indulgent vanilla and white musk round out the mesmerising fragrance.  

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6. YSL’s latest Black Opium iteration, Intense (90ml EDP, $274), will undoubtedly turn heads with decadent and mesmerising notes of black coffee, liquorice absolu and sandalwood essence.

7. Narciso Rodriguez’s unforgettable heart of musc makes a comeback with Pure Musc Eau de Parfum (90ml EDP, $225). This time the fragrance’s signature note is enveloped in a bouquet of bewitching white florals.

8. Gourmand notes of juicy berries and black cherry and enchanting jasmine sambac absolute in Emporio Armani In Love With You (100ml EDP, $199) bewitch the senses in just one spritz.

Still not sure where to start when hunting for a new fragrance? Here’s all the advice you need from a fragrance expert.