Guest Post: Go Green In Style by Amena A

Fashion blogger, Amena Azeez tells us more about wearing the colour of the year with these handy tips and looks.

This year the streets of fashion have been turning green. Not (just) with envy but with major style! From runway to red carpet to street style, lively, radiant, lush green” better know as Emerald has completely taken over.

The colour gods, aka Pantone decided to make Emerald this year’s colour ambassador.

And why should they not? After all, this verdant jewel tone is often associated with sophistication and luxury, and according to its official colour definition, it “enhances our sense of well-being by promoting balance and harmony.”

Also, after last year’s in your face, attention grabbing Tangerine Tango, Emerald with its refined allure comes as a breath of fresh air. No less attractive than its predecessor, emerald green is perfect for those who wish to wear a rich, luxe hue minus the all-eyes-on me boldness.

Emerald may be a new shade for some, but here in India it has been a part of Indian attire for years. Often spotted in bridal trousseaus or traditional Indian weaves, emerald along with many other tints and tones of green is culturally an integral part of Indian fashion ethos. Plus, the beauty of emerald is that it complements most Indian skin tones.

If you are looking for ways to tryout and wear Emerald Green, here are a few styling options to help you out.

Start Small
The simplest and safest way to experiment with a new colour is by opting for small pieces, aka accessories in that shade. Start with a pair of emerald green earrings or an emerald green scarf or emerald green pumps. Once you have found the confidence as well as your comfort zone with the colour you can invest in bigger pieces.
Balance With Monochrome and Neutrals
One of the best ways to style a bright hue is to mix it with neutrals. Pair it with a classic monochrome black and white combo (IT trend of the season) or neutral shades such as brown, grey, beige and navy. The neutral colours balance out the ensemble without diluting the charm or taking away the attractive quality of the main colour.

Colour Block with Contrasting Shades
Ever since colour blocking was discovered and made into a trend, it has been a hot fave of the fashion world. It’s a great way to mix ’n’ match bold and rich colours of your choice to create striking look. If you think you can rock a color block look, pair your emerald green piece with contrasting shades such as blue, purple, yellow and orange.

The trick to styling emerald green is by balancing out the ensemble’s colour palette as per your preference and picking a look most suited for you body structure and personal taste.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute stated, “The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” This year along with nature, emerald green is going to be the most abundant hue of the fashion world too.


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