After the fiery flair brought to us by tangerine tango, we get a change of fashion pace with 2013′s emerald green fashion trend 5 Ways to Wear the Emerald Green Fashion Trend on a Budget. The rich jewel-rich tone is less intimidating than last year’s color, for sure. Plus, celebs like Zoe Saldana and Alicia Keys make wearing emerald green dresses look sooo hot! As a rule of thumb, emerald green and black is always a winning combination, but white and other shades of the green family will do quite nicely, too. We picked 5 fashion items you can get for under $50 that smacks of chic emerald green fashion trend.

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