Every December, color company Pantone chooses one red-hot (excuse the pun) shade to be named as the prestigious Color of the Year… and we’re proud to announce that we’re green with envy (again, excuse the pun) that 2013 is going to be Emerald Green’s time to shine.
Pantone is considered to be the authoritative source on all colors of the rainbow – just last year their pick of Tangerine Tango was seen everywhere from lipstick to lookbooks so there’s no doubt Emerald Green will follow suit. The 2013 runways were already flaunting the jeweled hue – Gucci, Zac Posen, Burberry and Kenzo were just a few ahead of the trends.
So when you’re writing your Christmas list this year… Or browsing the post-Christmas sales as it may be, keep your eye out for these emerald babies. Who said it’s not easy being green?
Lipsy Glitter Bandage Bodycon Dress, £75, lipsy.co.uk
Emerald is one versatile shade – it looks great on both bronzed babes and fair-skinned beauties. Make a statement at your next party in this spangly gown.
Alice + Olivia Dina Suede Pumps, £191.16, shopbop.com
Give the ruby slippers a rest and try these on for size.
Love 21 Wool-Blend Sweater Tunic, £18.75, forever21.com
A great transseasonal piece, this works well with black skinnies or a bandage-style mini.
Kevia 22-carat Gold-Plated Rings (set of 5), £67.50, theoutnet.com
A rich jeweled tone, emerald is literally made to be worn as a ring.
J Brand Cropped Skinny Pants, £255, net-a-porter.com
Exclusive to Net-A-Porter, these are the jeans all the fashion eds will be rocking in 2013.
Rare Cut Out Shirt with Jewel Embellishments, £36, asos.com
The new season update on the collared shirt, in the new season shade.
Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $22, sephora.com
Make your peepers pop with this sparkly shade.
Uniqlo Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater, £59.90, uniqlo.com
A quality basic that will last past the trends.
Stella McCartney Clara Whispering Balconette Bra, £90.72, shopbop.com
Your man will be green with envy when he sees you in this sexy shade.
Topshop Flapper Maxi Dress, £175, topshop.com
You’ll be wearing this limited edition gown all season long.