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With every coming year there is the highly anticipated release of the Pantone colour of the year (at least in the fashion world), and this year, the colour is GREENERY! The light green hue, with a yellow tint, comes as a result of the past year and offers up a shade of hope for 2017. Greenery symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, encouraging us to re-visit nature and really take the time to rejuvenate. Here are a few ways to wear Greenery and refresh your wardrobe this year.



Who said you should never wear Green? Probably the easiest way to wear a colour is with a one-piece. This silk dress is a perfect way to incorporate Greenery into your wardrobe. You can look fabulous wearing it to a garden party, and just as professional wearing it to work with a blazer thrown over top.



Trendy pieces

Fashion is sometimes difficult to follow, between colours and trends, when you do and don’t mix them, it can get a bit confusing. But here is a trendy piece that works them both perfectly. A wide-leg pant, or jumpsuit that has a variety of green shades in it will not only bring out the piece, but it will give you a stand out style. 


Statement Bag

The best way to add a pop of colour to your ensemble is through your accessories and of course your handbag. Grab this bright green suede sweetie before you meet up with your BFF for lunch, but not until after you’ve hit the shop. 


Playful Accessories

Statement necklaces work well with almost everything. It can really dress up your denim, and your favorite little black dress, either way, you can’t go wrong with a character piece like this one.


Eccentric Shoe

Keeping with the theme of things- with Greenery representing freshness and nature, opt for a more festive way to incorporate the colour of the year. You can always go for a full green pump and it will look amazing, but try something with a little more character with a low wedge shoe that may have a little story behind it.


Interesting Pattern

If you can rock a bright green monochromatic look, I say go for it! But for those of us who like to play it a little safer, wear the colour of the year disguised in a pattern. Greenery is paired with a perfect pink pastel colour. This look from the SS17 Tory Burch runway features just enough green into the design of the dress, but the cardigan is really what completes this look. Other colours that hang well with Greenery are taupe, olive, orange, yellow, and blue.



Greenery consistently surfaced over ready-to-wear spring 2017 catwalk. Designers including Kenzo, Balenciaga, Zac Posen, Alice+Olivia, and Gucci featured the colour through their collections. Just like this coat, they have done it in a way that does not over do it and actually provides a more minimalist approach with decorative details. As an easy piece to throw over any outfit, this piece will not disappoint in the coming year.

Product Info:

Inspiration image courtesy of Fashion Bubbles, via Pinterest

1. Oscar de la Renta Mini Dress, $1326, available at The Outnet

2. Marciano Autumn Ritual Jumpsuit, $198

3. Fontana Milano 1915 Tote Bag, $1400, available at Barneys

4. Oscar de la Renta Swarovski Crystal Necklace, $590, available at Net-A-Porter

5. Charlotte Olympia Block-Heel Sandals, $935, available at Matches Fashion

6. Tory Burch Ready-to-Wear Spring 2017 runway image courtesy of Business of Fashion

7. Gucci Ruffle-trimmed Wool Coat, $4410, available at Matches Fashion


By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga

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