Saturday, January 12, 2013

Feeling Green

As I'm sure everyone knows by now, Pantone has declared Emerald the color for 2013. The exact color is Pantone 17-5641, for those of you geeky enough to want the exact Pantone code. I'm sure if you need RGB and PMS codes those are available as well, but when it comes to fashion, the only thing you need to know is that this year it's all about emerald.

Green velvet from Mod Cloth. 
The nice thing about emerald is that it looks good on almost everyone. It's a bright, vibrant green that can bring out the most positive features. It's also an amazingly easy color to incorporate into your existing wardrobe.

Green accessories can be paired with a variety of colors, and can provide that perfect pop of color. Green shoes can also count as an accessory, and can be the perfect pairing with the florals that will be popping up this spring, or provide a splash of color to the basic black and white that's so popular right now.

If shoes are your thing (and since you're reading this I'll assume they are) you can go with a basic emerald loafer like the one from Por La Victoire Collins on Gilt for $99. They also have the Blayne Peep Toe Pump by Brian Atwood available, and it's predictably amazing (because it's Brian Atwood). You can also be sure Gilt is going to keep offering products in this amazing, trendy color all year.

For a more wintery look Mod Cloth has an amazing emerald velvet heel with ribbon laces that is sure to attract all kinds of attention.

Bakers does spikes
Bakers Shoes offers some emerald options if you love your shoes with a towering heel and some spikes (and really who doesn't?). The Center Stage WP platform is a hell of a statement shoe and manages to go green without bringing thoughts of leprechauns and green beer to mind.

If you're looking for the basic emerald pump, and the Brian Atwood heels are out in your size, then the Vyperr by Steven is the perfect pump.

Steven brings you the basic pump
If none of these float your boat, then a few simple searches will prove this is the color to have, and shows plenty of options. And if you're still too busy you can always ask me to find what you're looking for.  As long is price is no object, I can find the perfect shoe for any occasion, especially in the hottest color of the year.

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