Happy New Year Fashionistas! It’s a new year, a new you and all about going green! Every year Pantone, the God of color, announces its color of the year. 2012’s color was Tangerine Tango and this year’s lucky color is emerald. Pantone describes the color as “Lively.Radiant.Lush….A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” giving sense to the pigment of money and things in nature. Let’s be honest…who doesn’t love emerald!
Emerald goes perfectly with black, white or pink. And let’s not forget the smooth, calming combination of emerald and coral for the perfect beach outfit. Emerald screams sophistication, youth, and calmness. Whichever way it is mixed and matched, it can really speak to your emotions.
Now that we know the trend of 2013, let’s talk about how to style this color.
Emerald can be spotted a mile away. Katy Perry’s green silk gown with a chunky silver necklace gave her red carpet look an aged, renaissance feel while Kim Kardashian’s velvet low-cut v-neck dress with gold heels has a more fun and lively approach. Textures can also help give life to a color. Kim’s look is perfect for a date night or an intimate dinner party. I wonder if Kim + baby bump can still fit into that dress? Kanye?
The contrast of MC superstar Nicki Minaj’s dress breaks her look in half giving the illusion of two in one. The black lace top is formal and fitted while the bottom radiantly drapes out giving an elegant and flowing feel perfect for Nicki’s eclectic persona.
St. Patrick’s Day 2013 will be full of so many fashion options! Until then, let’s shower the streets with green. Unless occasion specific, rockin’ all green like One Direction is a complete no-no. You never want to over do it with a color, especially green.
Picking one or two emerald pieces to showcase while accessorizing an outfit is clutch. For accessories, bags, rings, and beanies are my three top picks. Are you a camouflage kind of guy or gal? Camouflage literally goes with anything. An emerald bag paired with an outfit like MC 100 Vet Rihanna’s would have totally pulled her look together!
Let us know what you think about 2013’s Color of the Year. Thumbs up or down? Comment on our facebook page or tweet us using the hashtag #MCFashionFriday.
Until next week-