Cool emerald one of year’s hottest colors in fashion

  • By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
  • Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:44pm
  • Life

There’s a reason the Wizard of Oz lived in the grand Emerald City. The deep shade of green is synonymous with elegance and luxury.

After color authority Pantone named emerald the official color of 2013, the green tone began popping up on runways and in stores everywhere. We’ll also be looking to spot pops of emerald jewelry on the red carpet during the Oscars.

Here are some ways you can make the color shine in your wardrobe.

The Alexander Wang Vika Croco embossed wedge sandals (shown), $743 from MyTheresa.com are perfect paired with cigarette pants or print dresses for spring.

For a classic, versatile blouse, try the Greylin silk button down blouse, $97 from Piperlime.com.

The Amanda Uprichard ponte peplum dress, $174 from Cusp.com by Neiman Marcus, features a fun and flirty silhouette.

For a night on the town, try the Robert Rodriguez lace tee (pictured), $92 from NeimanMarcus.com, with a mini skirt or skinny jeans.

Take the leather trend a step further with a Free People Emerald City distressed leather bomber jacket, $856 from Free People.com, with a detachable hood.

Get cozy with a Reiss Callister boyfriend cardigan, $105 from Reiss.com.

Why stick to simple black leggings for spring? Rich green Rag &Bone emerald legging, $187 from Rag-Bone.com, can work with a blouse and heels for a night out or with a casual tee.

For dramatc sparkle, get the Oscar de la Renta beaded tassle clip earrings, $395 at Net-a-porter.com.

The John Wind Maximal art emerald heirloom bracelet (pcitured), $73 from MaxandChloe.com, makes for a subtle, classic accessory.

The Sue Devitt hydrating marine minerals destination eye palette, $30.75 from Dermstore.com, includes pearly white and different shades of green.

More in Life

Heavy Hollywood headlines: Robert Horton’s movies preview

In the midst of all the sexual-misconduct allegations, the holiday film season offers some relief.

‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ an Teatro ZinZanni’s original show

The “Parsian cabaret” is a superb circus dinner theater operation in Marymoor Park through April 29.

Denzel Washington’s remarkable performance isn’t helped by plot

The actor is convincing as an awkward, eccentric lawyer, but unconvincing contrivances pile up.

‘The Breadwinner’ animation is strong, but its story is stilted

The Cartoon Saloon film never lets you forget that you’re here to learn an important lesson.

Pianist Kaitlyn Gia Lee, 10, of Mill Creek, will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major on Nov. 26 with the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra.
Young pianist to perform Mozart with Everett Philharmonic

Kaitlyn Gia Lee, 10, of Mill Creek, will play the piano at the Music for the Imagination concert.

Liz Oyama as Belle, Jimmi Cook as Gaston and John Han as Lefou star in the Edmonds Driftwood Players production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” opening Nov. 24. Magic Photo
In Driftwood’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Belle has girl-power bend

Edmonds Driftwood Players presents Disney’s adaptation of the fair tale Nov. 24 through Dec. 17.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with reads, listens

Pay tribute to the contributions of indigenous people to national history and culture.

Franken’s rising political star obscured by accusations

He faces an ethics investigation after allegations he had unwanted physical contact with four women.

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

The house was provided as part of an economic recovery program during the Great Depression.

Most Read