Pantone has spoken, people, and Greenery is officially the Color of the Year for 2017. Unlike Rose Quartz and Serenity, which are relatively mellow, Greenery is bold, vibrant, and not exactly one to fly under the radar. While the yellow-green shade’s brazen look-at-me quality is undeniably captivating, it’s this very detail that can also render it a tad intimidating. This week’s Three Ways to Wear tapped into the celeb-off-duty scene to see how A-listers are rockin’ the OMG-worthy hue (because a little outfit inspo never hurts, right?). What we found was the perfect combination of effortless elegance and edge. From satin power suits to flirtatious floral frocks, this is how to master Greenery RN.
The Buy: This Pantone-approved dress that brings bold excitement to your spring style.
How to Wear Greenery for Work
Model Sara Sampaio exuded ’40s glamour with flowing green trousers and a matching trench at the Marchesa show during New York Fashion Week. The look was a refreshing step away from the combat boots, sassy tees, and statement biker jackets that dominated the model-off-duty scene. (Photo via Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Greenery is a bold look, but classic silhouettes will help keep the color grounded in sophisticated — rather than shocking — territory. Start with tailored trousers in a rich hue teamed with a sleek black turtleneck that’s just as cozy as it is office approps. Then proceed to take a luxe turn with a satin robe (an ultra glam — and no less polished — alternative to the traditional blazer) and elegant t-strap heels. Layered hoops, a structured top handle bag, and a swipe of rose-colored lipstick put the perfect finish on your boardroom-ready look that will take you from an afternoon of marathon meetings to tapas with your crew.
Mango Satined Robe ($120) + Topshop Tailored Suit Trousers ($66), H&M Turtleneck Top ($13), Zara Vinyl Black Court Shoe ($60), Charles & Keith Circular Buckle Handbag ($69), Express Multi Circle Drop Earrings ($25), Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Coquette ($28)
How to Wear Greenery for a Night Out
Zosia Mamet showed her support for Pantone’s punchy color of the year with a vibrant green frock in NYC. She gave the flirty mini dress a badass edge with platform boots, hipster shades, and a fuss-free crossbody bag. (Photo via Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Flirty-yet-fierce is how you like your after-hours style, and this Pantone-approved ensemble is just that. A floral mini dress is the answer to all of your date night what-do-I-wear woes with its swingy skirt and bow-trimmed neckline. To maintain an element of your innate cool-girl edge, a leather jacket (preferably painted or embellished) and a pair of lug-sole boots is non-negotiable. Put on the glitz (as you do) with a pearl-studded ring and playful emerald earrings for a wear-anywhere look.
Nobody’s Child Nelly Floral Tie Front Dress ($56) + Dr. Martens Magdalena Ankle Boot ($160), Mango Snake Effect Bag ($70), Zara Painted Jacket ($100), J.Crew Poppy Drop Earrings ($58), Deborah Lippmann Iconic Treatment-Enriched Nail Polish in Sexyback ($18), Tory Burch Double Wrap Ring ($125)
How to Wear Greenery for the Weekend
Need a little off-duty inspo? Just take a few style cues from Sienna Miller. Pounding the pavement in NYC, the starlet was spotted sporting a green bomber jacket, cropped jeans, and smart loafers, blending downtown cool with uptown elegance like a boss. (Photo via Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Cozy and cool pretty much sum this #OOTD up. Embellished slides, a wool cardigan, and a tried-and-true tee-and-jeans combo are just about as laid-back as you can get — without compromising your sartorial reputation, that is. As frigid temps start to take a back seat to spring sunshine, toss on this lively green bomber that brings the good vibes like whoa. A circular sac will keep all of your about-town essentials close at hand, while a chic pair of shades is essential for disguising a multitude of Friday night sins (like dancing non-stop until closing time).
H&M Oversized Bomber Jacket ($50) + & Other Stories Flared Crop Jeans ($65), Mango Printed Cotton-Blend T-Shirt ($20), Üterque Embroidered Babouches ($118), Wilfred Free Aronson Sweater ($145), Urban Outfitters Cameron Square Sunglasses ($16), BaubleBar Opus Pendant ($32), Madewell Marfa Circular Crossbody Bag ($118)
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