be seen doing green

There's a green thing going on. Last year it was grey. This year its green. I felt a deep need for this colour with a client in January. With 100% black in her wardrobe I wanted to inject another opulent, rich tone to her look and had an urge for a deep forest mossy green. It was impossible to locate in the high street and thankfully we struck gold with vintage. Nine months on this love with all things mossy is major this season.

Vogue talked about fresh simple interior updates this month and featured this picture. I love the mix of turquoise and green on a pale pallet. A brighter way to play the shade particularly in early autumn when we've still some September sunshine.

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The colours are so similar to this fabulous midi long sleeve printed dress from Zara with tones of charcoal, white and russet brown. (click the pic for details).

Whilst bumbling along in Blandford Forum last week (!)  I came across some  boutiques, one that has particularly got on the green theme with their new season clothes..

...and in store styling...

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I also 'street style spotted' a gorgeous girl called Hannah dressed in khaki and green..doesn't she look fab in her Boohoo dress and TopShop sandals?

But if you want me to talk big players and influencers ( and of course we do!)  just today Michael Kors launched his new ready to wear collection from NY fashion week shooting celebs street style featuring his new collection. The campaign is called  THE WALK and its worth a look featuring the gorgeous singer Solange Knowles (amongst others) in a moss green fur jacket and pleated pussy bow blouse. His collection is full on green and the trend has filtered down to high street (thank goodness for that).

http://www.michaelkors.co.uk/women/_/N-hu9v1z

 

Just couldn't resist this interior shot. A great example of all things foresty and mossy and of all the shades of green we will see in stores as we move into the winter season. The sofa reminds me of my childhood. Mums green velvet chesterfield draped with dog blankets for her very important jack russell to sit on. I love the dark walls and particularly the dark green painted floor and the tiny injection of pink. Think all these tones when styling your green look.

There are so many tones of greens in stores right now you'll be able to pick a tone that suits your style. Below are mossy greens with brown tones. You can see from the picture below you can wear top to toe green  if you play with texture, shape and structure. The look is rather rich and expensive.

This coat from ZARA is a a mix of pleather and wool - really representing the mossy vibe and textural variety you can have with the shade of green.

Velvet too is wonderful way to wear this colour. These culottes also from Zara almost have their own highlight when worn adding interest to the overall green look.

Or we have a darker tone with black & grey influences which looks incredible when we move into winter. Very opulent if you add ruffles and bold bonze jewellery.

I love this simple dress by Cos. A super easy style with a knit top and gathered satin ruched skirt. A very versatile piece for Autumn/Winter, great for work and occasional outings. 

Cos have also featured this simple satin style cap sleeved dress in a deep green. I love the shaping of the skirt. Simple but an incredibly strong, stand alone piece.

For a more edgier look with green, Reiss have put together different shades of green. Rather like my interiors pic, playing with shades and adding black and stud accessories to harden up the look. 

This almost black but green woollen coat looks expensive and sultry.

If an overall green look isn't your thing turn to other shades to marry with the colour. Mac make-up have produced this seasons new palate of eye shadow with a rich green colour. This is a great base to work with when styling green this season. I love the deep russet red and burnt orange and the almost black/orchid colour. 

And here is an example of how you can wear these gorgeous autumnal forest rich tones in this amazing statement blazer by Monsoon. 

But if your need is just for basics there are a good selection of greens to try...

This is Zara's newest biker this season.

Warehouse is doing a fab forest green chelsea boot & pleather skirt and Reiss  have produced some soft green cords. 

Its worth considering a green to your new look this season and it will make a refreshing change from the safe (rather over done) grey....