Pantone has spoken. 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.
Relax. We found the perfect way to rock this color with effortless elegance and edge. From satin power suits to flirtatious floral frocks, this is how to master Greenery.
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 night out with your crew.
If flirty-yet-fierce is your style, 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.
Cozy and cool pretty much sum up this outfit. 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. 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.