Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How I Wear My: Greenery

What better way to welcome spring than to revel in Greenery, that fresh hue of yellow-green that is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and I wanted to find ways to work this shade into our wardrobe—and see how you do it too—so we decided to make it the theme of “How I Wear My” for April.

Our posts devoted to color always turn out so beautifully and this one was no exception. It is so perfect for spring and I hope you will get as much inspiration out of it as I did. Enjoy!

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country.

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my “How I Wear My” partner, writes, “I chose to wear an outfit from Stella Carakasi’s newest collection. Many of her current styles come in the color ‘Kiwi’ which is more chartreuse than Pantone’s Greenery but has Greenery’s citrus hues.

“I am wearing the Boundless Sweater. I wore it on the runway at last week’s Spring Style Event at Stella Studio. I’ll be sharing highlights from the event on my blog soon. The Boundless Sweater is an open knit and made with cotton and paper. Yes, paper! I wore it with In Style Cropped Pants, also from Stella Carakasi, and added a nude camisole underneath the sweater. For accessories, I went with cognac brown shades and wore suede ankle-tie sandals with a block heel and a horn necklace from KayandStar.This shade of green also looks great with white, navy, black and even bright colors like red, pink and orange.”

Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes.

Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes writes, “I’m usually not drawn to green, but when I sorted through my closet a few weeks ago, I discovered I own more green items than I thought! I like this green jacket that I’ve owned for several years as it’s a ‘happy green’ to me. I especially like it paired with white.”

[Editor’s Note: This is my new favorite photo of Andrea!]

Glenda of So What To Twenty!

Glenda of So What To Twenty! writes, “I have never been a person who likes to see myself coming and going. I consider my fashion choices as an outward expression of my essence. My love for vintage treasures further enhances my style story - A story that didn’t begin in this modern day, but began decades ago with the treasures I discovered while playing dress-up in my mother and grandmother’s wardrobe.”

[Editor’s Note: Glenda’s look features both a vintage handbag and earrings, as well as a maxi skirt made by her sister. Wow!]

Charlotte from Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style writes of her mother Charlotte, pictured here: “I picked this out for her just recently (from VIPme) for some options of Easter outfits! I knew that this color would look fabulous on her. I truly had to restrain myself from keeping it for me instead—ha ha! I kept the clothes under this piece to be light in color and had her wear her floral pumps! And doesn’t her necklace match the detailing on the side of the cardigan so perfectly?”

Judith of Style Crone.

Judith of Style Crone writes, “My vintage green silk satin coat is accessorized with a vintage cobalt blue silk satin beret, vintage long blue gloves and thrifted blue/green pumps with bows. My vintage collection provides a constant source of pieces that can be combined in numerous ways.”

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo says, “This thrifted dress is a vintage repro. I adore the colour green.”

[Editor’s Note: Do note the cute pug in the foreground looking up adoringly at Suzanne!]

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge.

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge says, “Green is my forever favorite color so I am very excited that it is a Pantone color for Spring. I also love polka dots and vintage-inspired anything...which led me to this fabulous vintage dress in green with polka dot details. I found this dress on Zaful and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces!”

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Ana of Mrs. American Made writes, “Upon examination, one might notice that my closet contains mostly blue, black, and white items - with a sprinkling of purple, pink, and red pieces, or prints containing those. But green… ah, green. I like it as a concept and as a ‘winter’ I am supposed to be able to wear it yet I am rarely drawn to it. My eyes are green and wearing this color makes their hue pop even more but still I only have a few pieces in my closet that would be considered ‘Greenery,’ one is this #madeinUSA green and dark blue chevron dress that I pull out every Spring.”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style says simply, “I love green!”

Nicole of High Latitude Style.

Nicole of High Latitude Style says, “I like green with a cold vibe, like this dress, better than with a yellow vibe. It looks perfect with blue like in this scarf. When I add several colors I like to repeat at least two colors three times in the accessories. Here the brown occurs in the scarf, the bag, and shoes. The bag and shoes are a lighter green than the dress and avoid an outfit that looks matchy-match.”

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion.

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion writes, “This lime green sweater is such a versatile piece. I wear it with black skinnies, with white trousers, with a black pencil skirt, a white pencil skirt and with a black and white striped pencil skirt. Okay, a lot of black, white or both, but still...versatile. And such a nice spring colour. I call it Lime, but if it makes me fashionable, I will call it Greenery.”

Rena of Fine, Whatever.

Rena of Fine, Whatever says, “Each month this year I’ve been showing a color combination that included green, in honor of Pantone’s color of the year. Usually, green shows up as an accent rather than the featured hue. I shared this outfit on my blog this past March and in that post, I mentioned that I’d had an immediate ‘buy it now’ response when I first spied this floral print top. An otherwise neutral color palette allows the green background in the print to pop.”

Claudia of Happyface313.

Claudia of Happyface313 writes, “Finding something in Pantone’s greenery was quite a challenge. In the end I came up with a sweater and some accessories and tried to mix and match everything best as possible. The sweater alone would have been too bland, so I turned an old pendant and my ‘La Rose des Vents’ Twilly into a necklace to spice up my outfit.”

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb says, “This scarf I wore over the winter is one of the few green items I have in my wardrobe – I’ve realised I need more green in my life, especially with my hair colour! I love it with the navy and other neutrals of this outfit. I think wearing Pantone’s Greenery with warm autumnal tones later this year or bright white over the summer will look lovely. Time to start looking at more green in the SS17 collections online I think!”

Nora of Jacket Society.

Nora of Jacket Society says, “I am wearing our Black Embroidered Kimono Jacket, Jade Top with Scalloped Sleeves, and Jade Stone Necklace with my BCBG cropped pants, Gucci bag, and Calvin Klein sandals.”

Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.

Sheree of It’s Not That Deep says, “This back and forth weather drives me NUTS! Layering my Spring pieces as best I can. The miracles of the fitted black turtleneck.”

[Editor’s Note: It is so great to have Sheree joining us once again! The vintage Christian Lacroix vest she is wearing has just sold but check out her site for other great vintage finds!]


My good friend Rosie says, “Green is my favorite color and I wear a lot of it. This is a very versatile shade of green that I match frequently with navy, black or brown accessories. The jacket is a bouclé jacket by St. John which I have worn many times for years. It was paired with Theory black slacks; a new green and turquoise silk scarf, and a Tahitian pearl pendant. The pearls are in a shade called peacock green.”

[Editor’s Note: I love black pearls so much. What a gorgeous pendant on Rosie!]

I don’t have a lot of green in my closet, but this L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic sequined cardigan is one of my favorites and I mostly wear it on St. Patrick’s Day. I love sequins whether it’s morning or night but it was especially fun to wear them right at noon with a field jacket and jeans, just to liven up a look for a walk in the park with my son. The sweater is a true color chameleon, changing its shade of green depending on the light. It looks quite dark in this photo but the green is actually much lighter!

I hope you are wearing and enjoying your green over Spring Break. To all my friends who celebrate one or the other, Happy Easter or Happy Passover!

We are going to embrace our femininity for May, so we hope you will join us for “How I Wear My: Ladylike Elegance.” Whether it’s the combo of a classic pencil skirt, cardigan and pearls or you veer toward a tailored set of trousers and jacket or the most ethereal of floral tea dresses and a straw hat, show us how you define ladylike elegance! Photos are due by May 1, 2017. Send them to us at and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.

Do swing by Adrienne’s to see even more fabulous looks in Greenery.

And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month!


jodie filogomo said...

I think green is such a stunning color on all of us, Jill!!
I think the best thing is that you wore your sequins for a walk in the park!! Now that's the perfect way in my opinion to keep our items versatile!!

Adrienne Shubin said...

Love all these green looks! What a fun post for spring.
Your green sequin cardigan is so beautiful. I love how you styled it with jeans.
Looking forward to next month's Ladylike Elegance!
xo, A

Nancy's Fashion Style said...

It s fantastic to see all these lovely lady s in green! What a great series!

susan burpee said...

I love all the green looks here, Jill. But that green dress of Suzanne Carillo's takes the cake for me. And I think her admiring pug would agree:)

Shelbee On The Edge said...

Jill, your sequined cardigan is fabulous! As I've already stated, I love all things green. There isn't a shade of green that doesn't make me swoon! So many gorgeous styles in so many beautiful shades of greenery! As always, thank you so much for this fun series.


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Considering I love green, I don't wear it enough! everyone looks great as per usual. Love your sequineed cardie by the way - very special...x

Rosie said...

I always thought green could be a rather difficult color to wear for many. Not with these Ladies in this post. So creative & beautiful. Kudos all.

Thanks, Jill

Suzanne Carillo said...

Thanks for the party ladies.

I enjoyed seeing the very many different shades of green on everyone. pug is always watching me ; P


No Fear of Fashion said...

This post did inspire me. And indeed that pearl necklace of your friend Rosie is gorgeous. As is her outfit. Your sequined cardigan is a gem. I own two or three sequined tops, but I find them difficult to wear because they cling to the top underneath. I never wear them on my skin.

Andrea said...

So many fabulous green looks! Makes me look at green in a new light... :-)

And thanks so much for your kind words about my outfit!

Jill said...

Hi Jodie, I loved that dramatic coat of your mother's. Wow. She looks amazing in it! xx

Jill said...

Hi Adrienne, I love the pants you are wearing for this roundup, I may need to investigate those further! xx

Jill said...

Hi Nancy, I love your bold green dress, it is such a good look on you. xx

Jill said...

Hi Susan, yes I agree, Suzanne DOES look amazing, doesn't she? I hope you will think about joining us again! xx

Jill said...

Hi Shelbee, green is definitely one of your colors, I understand why you love it so much! xx

Jill said...

Hi Naomi, thank you for the compliment. I hope you will consider joining us again sometime! xx

Jill said...

Hi Rosie, I loved your ensemble but I am particularly taken with that pearl pendant. It is just gorgeous. I love black pearls! xx

Jill said...

Oh Suzanne, you looked so beautiful in both pictures you sent us. Green suits you so well, I hope you have a lot of it in your wardrobe! xx

Jill said...

Hi Greetje, I really loved the outfit photo of you Adrienne put in the collage. What a great ensemble, I would wear something similar! I always put a tank under my sequined tops, just for comfort. xx

Jill said...

Hi Andrea, you looked so amazing in that photo. Wow! I loved both your outfit and the mix of colors in the picture. Just beautiful. xx

Anita Morris said...

I just love what you and Adrienne are doing! This is such a great idea and I look forward to joining you ladies next Month. I really enjoyed viewing and reading about all the fabulous looks in this post. Thanks for sharing.