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Green – 3 Ways to Rock This Head-Turning Hue!

In case you didn’t get the fashion memo, green is one of the hottest shades to rock this autumn/winter season. I couldn’t be happier because green has recently become one of my favourite colours to wear. It compliments my dark skin tone to perfection. With all the different shades of green, you are bound to find one that matches your skin tone.  In this article, I show you 3 different ways to own this trend. Continue Reading…

Green

Green Colour Trend

When it comes to the colour green, one is really spoiled for choice.

Army green, neon green, olive green, emerald green, lime green…

Green was one of the most popular shades seen on the autumn/winter 2018 runway. Designers like Maryam Nassir Zadeh mixed bold green tones with more subtle palettes, Prada showcased neon green pieces and Chanel flirted with neon leaf prints.

Useful Tips on How to Rock This Season’s Must-Have Hue: Green

Look 1: Make a Bold Statement in Bright Grass Green

green colour trend

Yes, ‘winter’s coming’, days are getting shorter, nights are stretching shorter (boo hoo) but that doesn’t mean we need to retire our summer brights to the back of our wardrobes.

There’s nothing like wearing mood-boosting brights to lift your spirits when the air gets decidedly chilly and the sky is heavy with grey doom and gloom.

If you read my blog, you’ll know I’m prone to wearing bold colours during the autumn/winter season, and this year is no different.

green trend

This is why this bright grass green dress is my go-to when I want to wear an outfit that walks into the room before I do.

Glamour editor, Ana Colon, refers to this shade of green as ‘Kermit the Frog-esque Green’ and she has a point! This  colour definitely has a playful side and says, ”I’m the life and soul of the party’.

An eye-catching green dress like this will compliment olive and dark skin tones.

Style Tips

green makeup

  • Green and gold go ever-so-well together. Look anything but like a Christmas tree by pairing your bright green dress with statement or vintage gold jewellery.
  • Go green on green by accentuating your green dress with green eye  makeup.
  • A head turning shade of green like this will compliment women with a flamboyant sense of style.

Look 2: Strike an Elegant Pose in a Dark Emerald Green

green evening dress

The festive season is fast approaching and with that comes a flurry of party invites. If you’re invited to an event that requires you to shimmy into an evening gown, instead of going for an obvious black number, go for a dark emerald green number instead.

Dark emerald green tones exude royalty and extravagance. In addition, wearing this fancy hue in a rich texture like silk and taffeta is likely to turn the ladies at the ball green with envy when you sashay past them.

green luxe

I love this vintage green gown because when I wear it I feel like I’m playing the lead lady in an Old Hollywood movie.

Style Tips

green

  • According to Pantone’s colour expert, Leatrice Eiseman, when it comes to working out what shade of green best matches your skintone- if your skin has cool undertones, go for a blue-based teal. If your skin has warm undertones, moss-like shades with a yellow undertone will highlight your skin to perfection. If you are clueless as to which camp you fall under, Eisemann advises that a dark green tone is always a winner.
  • If you are more minimalist inclined, opt for a chic emerald green dress like this.

Look 3: Mix Green with a Bold Print

green dirndl

When it comes to bold print, a plethora of animal-inspired patterns were seen stalking down the autumn/winter  2018 runway.

Prada showcased pieces emblazoned with tiger stripes, Victoria Beckham sent her models down the runway in bold leopard print and Tom Ford experimented with mixing animal prints with rainbow brights.

Very recently,  I went to my first Oktoberfirst in Munich and for one of Europe’s largest events, I decided to buy the traditional dress –  a dirndl. I had initially wanted to purchase the more classic dirndl that favours pastel hues, sequins and the like but when my eyes settled on this green, black and leopard print dirndl, I knew it was a match made in fashion heaven!

With this dirndl, I could hit 2 proverbial birds with one stone – green and leopard print. I believe the tones work so well together.

Style Tips

  • To take a walk stylishly down the wild side whilst wearing green, make sure your jewellery doesn’t compete with your outfit. I paired my dirndl with a simple pair of black earrings, choker and demure-looking gold bracelets, so as not to draw attention away from the bold details of my dress.
  • If you love to experiment and play with fashion, you’ll have fun exploring matching green with look-at-me prints.

And Finally…

I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a while. If you watch my Instagram Stories, you’ll have a stronger insight on the different factors that have kept me away. At the moment, I’m finding it easier and quicker to keep up with all of you that way.

I’ll be writing a blog post that goes into more detail about what I’ve been working  hard on but until then I will be blogging when I can and I’m really looking forward to catching up with your posts.

I have really missed the creative outlet my blog gives me and being inspired by the work of my favourite bloggers/creatives.

It’s good to be back.

Till Soon,

Bisous

Credits

Look 1

Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Zara (Seasons old I’m afraid)

Look 2

Dress: Vintage

Look 3

Dirndle: Hansis Skandal Trachten Berlin