Fashion & Beauty

Green: Fall’s Go-To Hue

September 18, 2014


OVER ORANGE (even if it is the new black) and orchid (radiant or otherwise)? Have enough taupe and oatmeal sweaters to last lifetimes?

None of those colors are going away yet, but a new crop of clothing in shades of olive to army and forest green made a refreshing difference on fall 2014 runways. Green is the new neutral, which goes with everything.

Designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Derek Lam, Altuzarra, Mulberry and Proenza Schouler showed how well it played with other shades, pairing it with plum and burgundy, navy blue, gray and black. It’s as good a color for leather pants and skirts as it is for an oversize-knit sweater, wrap coat or cape we’ll be sure to see lots of when the weather cools. And, don’t forget about accessories. Burberry’s military olive cross body bag complements any outfit. Alas, it’s currently sold out on the website.

New makeup palettes are also showing their share of green for autumn with shades such as “Emerald”(dark teal) at Aerin, “Green Room” (teal)  at MAC and “Fuji” (olive) at Nars.

Make it a must-have hue for your fall wardrobe. Let’s just say it’s a good time to go green.

–Janet Kelly