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 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

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

For a night on the town, try the Robert Rodriguez lace tee (pictured), $92 from, 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, with a detachable hood.

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

Why stick to simple black leggings for spring? Rich green Rag &Bone emerald legging, $187 from, 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

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

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

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