Green has always been one of my favorite colors, but it’s not always the easiest color to wear. It can sometimes be hard to find the right shade for your coloring and your wardrobe. Luckily, this color is on-trend this season, so there are plenty of rich, beautiful shades to choose from right now! Isle of Skye has offered a soft, heathered, grass-green in many of our sweater styles for a couple of years now and we just received a gorgeous, deep Loden green in a couple of our cable styles. We have some beautiful hues in several other styles as well, but they are going fast! Whether green has been a staple in your wardrobe for years, or you are just starting to explore this new trend, I thought I’d offer a couple tips on how to style this secretly versatile color!
#1: Wear it as a NEUTRAL – In working with color, I have found that colors can actually be more versatile than neutrals, because it can be worn with ALL your basics. A classic v-neck cashmere cardigan in a beautiful, rich green is as versatile as the style itself! You can wear it with black, brown, white, navy, grey, denim or khaki!
#2: Wear it WITH a neutral – Most shades of green are going to look great with any shade of khaki, oatmeal, beige or taupe. You can always wear an oatmeal cardigan or sweater set with a pair of green pants, or use a vivid shade of green to set off an achromatic outfit.
#3: Make it your POP COLOR – Kelly Green doesn’t have to be reserved for St. Patty’s Day. One of my go-to pieces is a stunning Kelly green Samantha Sung dress, and the color is beautiful with a tan or without! Wear this wonderful jewel tone in a cable cashmere sweater with a simple white blouse and a pair of dark jeans for an easy outfit that really stands out.
#4: Wear it WITH a pop color – Olive Green looks FANTASTIC with Fuchsia. One of my favorite outfits right now is a pair of olive green J Brand jeans with a tailored white blouse and a pair of Fuchsia suede L.K.Bennett pumps. The bright pink accents the earthy green perfectly!
#5: Wear it with BABY BLUE – Darker greens, like Olive or Loden, pair beautifully with light blues for a soft, sophisticated look. Pair a dark green pullover or cardigan with a pair of light-wash jeans for a casual, but unexpected look, or try the reverse. Wear a baby blue cardigan with a pair of olive green jeans or trousers for a dressier day-into-evening outfit. If you are wearing a cardigan, stick to an off-white blouse or camisole to maintain a refined palette.
#6: Accent it with LEOPARD PRINT – Add a touch of cat-titude by wearing olive green jeans or kelly green trousers with a leopard print belt, scarf or shoes! The neutral animal print on a nature-inspired hue is the perfect way to accessorize this color.
I hope you are as excited as I am to run home and see what outfits I can come up with…I’m falling in love with the color green all over again!
Isle of Skye Cashmere
7801 Laurel Ave
Madeira OH 45243