Spring is known for being the season that a new pastel shade is cited each year as the ‘top trending colour’, but this year sees an excellent alternative in the form of green, whether it’s vibrant emerald, lush forest green or opulent olive. It’s a colour that still relates to spring, but the roots, stalks and leaves rather than the petals and flowers. It’s also a timely colour as climate change discussions are on people’s minds, and it’s a colour that has long been associated with tranquility, rebirth and earthliness. And if you live in the city, it’s the perfect way to add some verdant lushness to your surroundings.
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Green looks great in all the other seasons, too, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of your new emerald, olive or forest green item. What is the best way to add a bit of green to your spring wardrobe?
If you love green but don’t feel ready to wear a full forest-y dress yet, consider a simple top. This is perfect with a pair of tailored black trousers or a black pencil skirt for work. A fine knit jumper or ribbed fitted tee is the ideal choice for changing weather, too.
If you needed any more indication that green is the colour dress of choice this spring, look to the UK’s two biggest style icons, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, both seen stunningly sporting a range of green dresses this year. Green works well as a block colour, especially on a short shift dress or a flowing green maxi dress like this stunning green maxi dress at AX Paris.
The best way to show off both forest and emerald green is with black or white. However, you can also look to colours that naturally complement green. For forest green, that would be red; with emerald green, opt for purple. These colours are ideal for a choice of accessories such as shoes, a bag, lipstick or a scarf.
Lush forest green and regal emerald green are two absolutely stunning, alternative colours for spring worn best as a block colour, with black, white, red or purple. With all-season appeal, a green dress bought for spring can be worn again for a Christmas party in December.