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Feeling Blue? Wear Green! Try These 12 Tricks for Wearing Green Like the Diva You Are

Giving off a feeling of freshness, vibrancy, and life, green is one of the hottest colors of the moment. But if you’re like most of us, this lush color can be downright tough to pull off. Fear not! With so many stylish options these days, wearing green can work for you no matter your skin tone or preferred style. Try it on the tips of your fingers or the soles of your shoes, or somewhere in between.

Read on for 12 inspiring options for wearing green.

12 ways you’ll be wearing green

1-3 Green makeup

If you’re looking to dip your tips or toes into the green waters without making a huge investment, keep it simple with eyeliner. It’s a subtle touch and you have complete control over how much you use. Whether you give yourself a subtle flick or build your line up, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stash ($22) is a great option for everyone. The deep golden olive shade works beautifully on all tones and eye colors, especially those with warmer undertones. No matter what the weather is like or if you’ve been peeling onions, the budge-proof formula will have your eyes looking dazzling throughout the day.

Looking for something a bit more brazen? MAC’s eyeshadow in Humid ($17) is a cult classic for a reason. The intense green shimmer will make anyone’s eyes pop and is especially gorgeous on darker tones. Thanks to its buttery, buildable formula, you can make the color as subtle or as deep as you want. If you love the look of a smokey eye but can’t quite bring yourself to wear dark colors, this is the perfect middle ground.

If you don’t like the look of green makeup on your face, there are also tons of gorgeous nail polish options to try out. Unleash your inner Ariel with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro nail polish in Mermaid’s Dream ($20), a charming sea-foam shade with a mix of shimmer and glitter.

4-6 Green jewelry

If you’re ready to go beyond green nail polish but aren’t quite ready to make it a focal point of your outfit, jewelry is the perfect choice. It’s impossible to talk about green jewelry and not immediately think of Kate Spade’s many offerings. We adore these small green square studs ($38), for their budget-friendly price and their versatility. The vibrant shade of green may stand out more than other options on this list, but the small size and casual style make these earrings suitable for even wallflowers.

For something less subtle and totally on-trend, try these chain drop faux-fur pom pom earrings ($68). Try them with an all-black outfit for a super chic look that would be sure to solidify your status as the fashion maven in your circle.

If necklaces are more your style, it’s impossible to go wrong with this dark green stone pendant necklace from & Other Stories ($49). The deep earthy green stone would go well with anything in your wardrobe, from a basic white tee to your favorite cozy sweater to your LBD.

7-9 Green shoes, accessories

There’s nothing a good pair of shoes or stylish handbag can’t fix. Looking to go green in more than one way? You’ll love these Allbirds Tree Breezers in Succulent ($95). Your feet will thank you for picking up this pair of comfortable and stylish flats, and so will the planet. Not only are these shoes machine washable, but they’re made from renewable materials, including eucalyptus tree fiber. It will keep your feet sweat-free no matter how hectic your day gets or how high the mercury rises outside.

We’re not saying you’re so vain, but we bet you think this Universal Thread mint cotton scarf ($14.99) is about you. The lightweight material makes it a great option year round, while the minty shade always feels fresh. Drape it around your shoulders on a chilly summer night or wear it around your neck on a crisp autumn day as you sip your pumpkin spice latte to get even more use out of this affordable staple.

Adding green into your wardrobe with this croc embossed light green mini bag from & Other Stories ($99) is the perfect way to make a statement without going too far outside your comfort zone. Pair it with everything from your favorite flowy dress for a night out to a cozy pair of jeans and well-worn T-shirt when you’re out running errands.

10-12 Green clothes

Looking great in green clothing isn’t as difficult as it seems, with designers making it easier than ever to find flattering options for everybody. This A-line gown ($88) is an example. The flowy skirt and cinched waist will flatter your curves, or give you more if you’re lacking. From the palest to the deepest tones, the neutral shade of green is a great look on everyone.

And we know we’re not alone when we say we love a good coat. The deep forest green shade of the Set for the Solstice coat ($149) from ModCloth — one of our favorite online clothing stores — makes it an instant classic and easy way to wear green in a way that works with everything else in your wardrobe. We’re swooning over the subtle chevron pattern and the flecks of color in the fabric that make this piece more stylish and unique.

As much as we love a dynamite dress and to-die-for coat, when you’re trying to get comfortable with a new-to-you-color, sometimes you need to get back to basics. Try this long-sleeve crew neck shirt in clover by Everlane ($15). The affordable price and rich yet neutral shade (plus the comfort factor!) make this a great option for anyone who isn’t quite sure green is for them. We’re big fans of dressing up tees with a great skirt and fab shoes, but we’re not going to stop you from wearing this with your favorite pair of jeans or leggings for the ultimate comfy outfit!

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Sarah Cabrera

Saturday 8th of October 2011

Wow! Thanks! I love green so much, but I don't want to end up looking like a walking bok choy! I hope I can pull this off. But need to budget my cash, so no credit card, just a debit card with me, my pink ace elite and I get rewarded for shopping. :)

Hope Target still has that Trapunto dress... :)


Friday 30th of September 2011

Wow! This is going to be a hard one to pull off this season. I would try a jade color first!


Monday 26th of September 2011

Green is my favorite color, and I wear it year round. It's really a matter of finding the right shade of green to wear. My best shade is olive green, so I'm always looking for that.


Thursday 22nd of September 2011

I was very anti-green shadow (I have blue eyes) but a cosmetician talked me into to trying it. With the right base and highlight I fell in love with it. It is all in how you wear it and finding out is the first step. ;)

That "Lime Green" dress looks yellow to me.

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