In this AW21 season, we are seeing nature colours like green continuing to trend – but with wider and more diverse shades of green.
Pantone announced its AW21 colours which included the core colour of ‘Olive Branch’ – a tasteful green symbolic of growth, alongside ‘Green Bee’ – a grassy green that perpetuates nature.
So whether you are already a green fan, or the shade makes you think of your old school uniform – this season is the season to GO GREEN.
So here’s my tips on how to look great in green this season.
Greens this season aren’t just the deeper, darker shades that you can often associate with autumn/ winter fashion – this season the shades also include lighter (and brighter, but more on that later) shades. One of my personal favourites is this mint coloured biker jacket from the French fashion brand Captain Tortue. Not only is the colour perfect, it’s also a great layering piece which will take you right through to Spring. Dress down with jeans, or wear with a floaty dress to elongate your summer wardrobe.
Another great layering piece for those of you who prefer a lighter green is this super snuggly cardigan from White Stuff. The leaves pattern is perfect for Autumn!
If you have dark hair and dark eyes then a deeper shade of green will emphasise those features, and look great on you. I love this animal print midi dress from M&S. Animal print continues to trend in AW21, and this dress can easily be layered up (underneath as well as over the top) and worn all through the season.
Whilst this padded jacket from monsoon is bang on trend this season, where we are seeing lots of large, often oversized padded jackets both on the catwalk and now in our local shops.
If you have pinkish tones to your skin, you may have ash blonde or grey hair then you need to choose yourself green shades carefully. Try and steer away from the khakis and moss and look for more blue-green tones like pine and blue-greens or even teals.
These pine green wide leg jeans from Baukjen are a great alternative to blue jeans, and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
While this dress from M&S has a light and dark contrast, with a cool green incorporated which makes it an eye catching print
Whilst if you have more of an olive skin tone, with warmth in your hair colour, the khakis and moss shades will look stunning on you. This bold print shirt from White Stuff makes an instant impression, and is so easy to wear.
And this camouflage print skirt from Hush offers easy to achieve style (plus is super comfy as it has an elasticated waist!). Just layer with a tee and a denim or biker jacket, or with a jumper in a neutral colour or even match a green shade from the skirt.
For those of you who like brighter colours, then this top from Ted Baker is a clear green statement! This top would look amazing on people who have contrast between their hair and eyes (eg light / bright eyes and dark hair).
If you prefer your colours to be softer and more muted, then this tea dress from Crew Clothing is a winner. Whilst it’s new for AW21, this is an item that you will be able to wear for years to come due to it’s classic styling.
And a wrap top is another wardrobe staple which also works on most body shapes. This top from Fat Face is supersoft, and can be worn with or without it’s built in vest for versatile styling options.
As ever – the great way to add a pop of colour is through accessories. I love these bags from Michey Loves (in fact I have 2 in different colours myself!) – great quality, can hold more than you think, and practical cross body straps. Such an easy way to update your look!
If you would like to understand which shades of green that suit you best, or for details of Captain Tortue then contact me.