The shimmer of emeralds

The shimmer of emeralds

You’ll find this jewel tone on the runaway, red carpets, jewelry, shoes, bags, you name it and why because it’s been proclaimed to the color of the year according to Pantone. This rich tone screams sophistication at its best, and women of all ages can wear this hue of green for some pop of color!
Brunettes, blonds, and red heads all look great in this color, as well as all skin tones. Emerald is also the color of love, beauty, and prosperity; it’s no wonder why this color has been taking the fashion world by storm.
Pair a bib necklace or chandelier earrings in this hue with a black dress for some splash of color or better yet a maxi dress if you are brave enough, it is the perfect way to step into spring. Shoes and bags will transition well into all seasons, and will keep you on trend for the remaining of year.
If you are looking for a sultry look try an eye shadow in this tone as it flatters all eye colors, or if you are more into polishes find the perfect shade, I am sure you won’t have a problem, the color is everywhere as it can also be seen in hair dyes!
This vibrant color also looks great with other bright colors such as hot pinks, electric blues, or purple to name a few, as color blocking always adds a jolt of energy to an ensemble. The key is to act creative, you will be surprised with colors you combine, but if you rather be on the safe side wear it with black as no one can go wrong with black. Monochrome green clothing will also compliment subtle floral pieces and is also another way to step into spring as both are inspired by nature.
Women are not the only ones wearing emerald; the color can be seen in men suits, sport jackets, and other accessories.
Colored jeans aren’t going anywhere this year try them in this color, as colored jeans can go from a day-to-night look in no time with the right shoes, flats during the day and heels at night.
It is advised not to allow for this color to overtake your wardrobe. Accessories such as headbands and scarves are the easiest way to update your look and a scarf in emerald is definitely eye-catching.
And always remember that trends are great, but comfort and self-confidence are what will make you get the most of this jewel tone.
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