Happy New Year!!

It’s officially 2013 and, in the spirit of renewal, I thought our wardrobes could all use a bit of invigoration via the colour green.

In early December, Pantone declared Emerald Green to be the color of the year for 2013. Being the colour authority that they are, when they speak, the fashion world listens.

It’s already showing up on the red carpet (check out this handbag, dress and earrings from the Golden Globes) and in home décor and accessories.

So you’re probably thinking, “How can I wear that?”.

Lucky for all of us, emerald green is flattering to almost every skin tone and hair colour. And even if it’s not a hue you’d normally wear, fear not – there are lots of fun ways to introduce it into your wardrobe that don’t require a major investment.

This classic striped jacket, polka dot scarf and simple dress are wearable (and affordable) pieces that you can mix and match with your current wardrobe basics.

Try dark denim jeans and a basic tee with the jacket and scarf; pair the dress with chunky bracelets and a neck scarf à la Grace Kelly – a classic look that never goes out of style.

I’m also a fan of big, bold statement jewelry. I’ve started wearing fun, chunky pieces with simple t-shirts and jeans – a great way to up my style quotient. (It must be working – my daughter even complimented me on my jewelry the other day and asked me if it was a special occasion!) Accessories definitely add pizzazz to an otherwise ordinary outfit and make me feel like a million bucks! After all, I don’t need to sacrifice style just because I’m chauffeuring the kids to school and swimming lessons, right?

Some of the pieces I’m coveting include items from fabulous Canadian companies – vintage gemstone earrings from Mildred & Doris Gift Studio, a matching Canadian-made necklace and bracelet from Foxy Originals, and a handmade silver wire knitted cuff from I.M. Wyred. I love this cuff – the purple complements the green and makes it pop, for a quirky and unforgettable combination. Made by a Toronto Mama, each cuff is one-of-a-kind and can be custom ordered in whatever colour scheme you’d like. (I have one in various shades of blue and I always get compliments… it’s so unique.)

Other drool-worthy finds are the amazing (and well-priced) bib-style necklaces from Forever21. They are the ultimate in budget-friendly showstoppers!

Happy Shopping!

And, if you come across any great pieces in this of-the-moment hue, please let us know about it. We’d love to share your fab finds with the rest of our community!

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Until next month…


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