Accompanied by the post-pandemic mood after months of wearing beige, off-white, cream, grey and all the neutral colours and toned-down clothing shades, this year, there is a mutual feeling that designers and shoppers want to go big, bright and bold. And one colour has proven to shine the most, and a slew of stars can't seem to get enough at the moment. And no, it's not pink this time. It's Kelly Green!
Kelly Green started as a micro-trend in 2020 but blew up in 2022. And now it's official: the fashion world has become completely obsessed with this shade of green. The Kelly Green tone has taken over in way too many runways for the last couple of seasons, and we genuinely believe in its staying power. Brands such as Bottega Veneta (maybe the trailblazer), Victoria Beckham, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors, Kim Shui and Molly Goddard - just to name some - introduced this shade of green in bags, sequined dresses and tailored coats.
Although it may seem scarily bold or out there at first glance, it's surprisingly easy to incorporate into your daily wardrobe and only to find that it looks good on everyone. So here you can find some tips and inspiration on how to wear this coveted colourful hue.
Celebrities New Favourite Colour
As we previously said, the sheer versatility of Kelly Green is making celebrities adopt this trend on multiple occasions. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, chose an elegant Kelly Green midi dress when visiting Jamaica in March this year. In April, the Australian actress Rebel Wilson just graced appeared in a chic pleated balloon-sleeved dress on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. And how to forget the stunning A-line midi dress worn by the American actress Yara Shahidi for the Emmy 2021?
PHOTO: Kate Middleton/Instagram, Rebel Wilson/Instagram, Yara Shahidi/Wireimage
Party in Green
No doubts that Kelly Green is a bright, fun (yet dramatic) colour that can be applied to anything. It is also a great shade to make a statement at any event. You might be going to a garden wedding, an elegant soiree, or maybe you are the mother of the bride or groom and want something cheerful so that you can gracefully stand out on the big day. It fits perfectly with an easy-wearing silhouette dress with a slightly shiny sateen flowy fabric and one-shoulder embellished. That's also a perfect colour for structured styles and makes a perfect match with an off-the-shoulder cut for this summer. No other embellishments are necessary with the vibrant green. Pair with a metallic heel and gold earrings, and enjoy the party!
We all know that neutrals will always be a significant part of wardrobes and the easiest colours to match, but there is something exciting about the rise of saturated tones, especially in Kelly Green. The good news is that it is easier to match than you would imagine. For a classic style and energising look for summer, go for white, navy or taupe. If you want to go further, an interesting combination would be the complementary colours in the colour wheel. Shades of purple, pink and orange elevate the outfit to another level. In case you are still a bit overwhelmed with colour choices, we suggest you have a play first with accessories - a green dress with shimmering pink earrings is just to die for!
And the last tip so you won't forget: For this summer, bolder is better!
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