Thursday, February 28, 2013

Emerald City

Emerald City

Every year Pantone, a company that communicates accurate colors to many industries, comes out with a color that represents the year. This color is represented in every season and not just in clothing but in interior design, accessories, and other textiles. This year the color is Emerald Green. When I think of this color I think of the castle in the "Wizard of Oz." It is a bright green, that is one of those feel good colors and great for St. Patrick's Day. Pantone describes the color as "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."
 


Some might think that styling Emerald might be challenging, on the contrary, it is a great color for a sophisticated look or a casual day out with friends. The Lush dress below is a great example of how emerald can be dressed up, add a skinny belt or gold chunky accessories for a evening look.
Lush Stud Neck Skater Dress, $46, Nordstroms
 
Today I wore my new cropped skinny emerald pants from Old Navy. I chose to wear them with a chambray button up and a geometric necklace. Other great colors to wear with emerald is navy, white, black, dark grey, gold, silver and if you want to go for a color block outfit try adding a bright purple. When adding accessories try a camel colored handbag and gold accessories.
 


Please excuse the car shot, but this is my chambray shirt and emerald skinnies