The color green has somehow gotten itself a bad reputation in the fashion industry. It is constantly noted by everyone I have ever met as being one of the most difficult colors to “pull off,” – and that I call unfair. Styled thoughtfully, the hue can work on absolutely everyone, as long as you’re willing to give it a try. Yes, even as formalwear! Below, we’re rounding up some of our favorite It Girls rocking green, to prove the shade can take you through St. Patrick’s Day dressing and beyond.
If you’re going to wear a head-to-toe green look, you’ve got to go intentionally monochromatic like actress Sofia Carson. Not only is this emerald shade radiant, but the silky fabric adds some shine.
Speaking of intentionally monochromatic, how retro and fierce was actress Rowan Blanchard in her coordinating Gucci set? The star takes this look up to another level by adding in a logo belt in the exact same shade as her jumpsuit – a look that could easily be re-created with a top and wide-leg trousers.
Think bold green colors and busy patterns just don’t match? You may think it’s a bit much to wear a statement-making shade and an all-over print, but model Adwoa Aboah proves time and again that the combo works both on and off the runways. To try it, just commit to the look’s boldness and have some fun with your accessorizing.
Paler green shades can also be perfect for flirty spring styles. Actress Saoirse Ronan rocked Prada‘s embroidered and sequined mini dress, proving that florals and nature-inspired tones are a foolproof mix for the season.
Zendaya is one empowering star-on-the-rise, so if she calls green her “new power color,” then we are all in. The actress proved that, just like pattern, you can also mix texture with green for a stunning effect. To keep things from looking too overwhelming, look for a style that sparkles to accentuate – rather than distract from – the shade.
Have you ever thought of green as a sexy color? If you didn’t know it could be as hot as the classic little black dress or fiery red gown, allow actress Bella Thorne to change your mind. Her trick is keeping the silhouette flirty and the fit perfect.
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Another example of green’s hot possibilities is this backless Stella McCartney look that model Gisele Bündchen made her own. Beachy waves and glowing makeup keep this style looking fresh and radiant.
A creative way to add some green to your wardrobe is by trying out the color for pants. Actress Shay Mitchell shows us that the key to making vibrant trousers or colored denim look ultra chic is by pairing these bottoms with glam neutrals.
Not feeling brighter green shades? Even after all of our convincing? It’s alright, we understand. But luckily, army green and olive khaki tones are always in style – and they are a great way to sneak some color into your wardrobe. We love how singer Demi Lovato rocked a metallic sheen fabric body-con look with industrial detailing.— Scarlett Price