Thanks to Vera Wang, Reem Acra, and Lela Rose (pictured below), we're seeing 50 shades of green this season. And the virtual shelves are appropriately stocked with a cool verdant variety, making it all the easier to go green whenever the mood — and whimsy — strikes. Just remember to pair the hue with more neutral tones, like black, white, and camel, so that you don't run the risk of veering into Jolly Green Giant territory. We also love the idea of wearing a structured, printed green top with crisp shorts or a pencil skirt for a new take on office dressing. Ready to embrace Spring's green hue? Shop 20 of our favorite picks below.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! For green-themed styling inspiration, just look to Olivia Wilde in a daytime ensemble of green jeans and a striped top, Alessandra Ambrosio in a bright green Michael Kors sweater and skinny jeans, and Olivia Munn sporting a lime-green minidress. Step inside to get a closer look at these green-wearing celebrities, and glean even more outfit inspiration from Olivia Palermo, Eva Longoria, and Naomi Watts.
Let's admit it, St. Patty's Day isn't the most stylish of holidays, but if you're going to get into the spirit, you might as well look good, right? If you have your plans set but are still scratching your head over what to wear, look no further than five green-tastic celebrity outfits. There's everything from subtly green to green-gone-chic to all-out funky with mixed prints and colors. Enough green gab, just step inside to see everyone from Jessica Alba and Kate Upton to Ashlee Simpson and more dressed in green.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend, so we've rounded up some stylish green pieces so you can celebrate the luck of the Irish in style and avoid getting pinched! Green also happens to be a huge color for Spring, so we promise you will get plenty of use out of these pieces. Whether you want to wear it as an accent color via a belt, cocktail ring, or handbag, or you want something a little more daring, like shorts or pants, we've found some amazing green finds that you'll want to wear long past St. Patrick's Day! On Allison McNamara: H&M top, Marni for H&M collar.
It's safe to assume that Julianne Moore has a deep love affair with green. And rightfully so because she looks smashing in it! The actress carried a big green bag at NYFW, a green clutch with her black-and-white Lanvin, and now she was spotted in a green Tom Ford dress in Washington DC. What makes this look so special is that it mixes two shades of the bold hue. But since it would be a hard one to pull off off the red carpet, we've created an inspired casual outfit that's more appropriate for everyday life. And it's timely with St. Patrick's Day around the corner. Start with a light-colored green top, like the silky one we've handpicked, and pair it with darker green pants. Finish off with gold footwear — heels or flats, take your pick — and a matching gold bag. This way you get Julianne's gorgeous two-tone look without ever having to step on the red carpet.
I've fallen in love with green, urban venue SmogShoppe in LA. But for those of you not planning on celebrating any events at the refurbished smog check center, there's still much to glean from this hidden gem. Take a cue in your own home from SmogShoppe's blend of vintage furniture and modern design with both industrial homages to the spot's past life and a smattering of desert-plant greenery. And with all its eco-friendly features, it'll have you seeing green in more ways than one. Check out my slideshow to be inspired.
Since Earth Day is this Friday, it's a great time to make a conscious effort to be more green in the kitchen. I'm a firm believer in the we are what we do philosophy in which small actions by lots of people creates big change. If everyone stops using plastic bags, the world will be a better place! These suggestions may seem like no brainers to those who already live eco-friendly lifestyles, but to those who don't, I encourage you to participate and take these simple steps to becoming more green.
Yes, there are ways to add green goodness to your wedding without compromising even a little bit of beauty and sophistication. A crop of sites are dedicated to eco-conscious weddings, supplying sources for everything from the invitations to the flowers. We're focused on your stylish self, of course, and we hunted down gorgeously green options, from conflict-free diamond rings to a romantic hemp and bamboo dress to a recycled veil. Click our slideshow to see just how you can get hitched and help save the world — yes, help save the world — at the the same time.
Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo, and Anna Wintour Show Their Green at Fashion Show and Christie's Auction
Earth took center stage last night at the fashion show and auction Bid to Save the Earth, dedicated to raising money for eco-minded organizations. Diane Kruger came arm in arm with designer Jason Wu, Olivia Palermo went for a mix 'n' match outfit that included a Rachel Roy top, and Anna Wintour paired a Balenciaga dress with her trademark Manolos. The runway show included top looks from a number of designers, but the standouts were the eveningwear, including our favorite white dresses from Alexander McQueen. Bonus: the runway looks will be available for sale on Net-a-Porter, and a portion of the profits will support leading environmental organizations.
Want to add some lively color to your home? Why not try an unusual addition to your ceiling with a pop of color in the form of a chandelier? Thanks to the bright hue, you can afford to leave the rest of your interiors neutral, or go big and add a complementary color to walls as well. One thing's for sure: Irish eyes will be smiling when they catch a glance of these green chandeliers.