How to wear Pantone’s Colour of the Year

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Every year, Pantone makes a ‘symbolic color selection’ – a colour to rule lesser colours for twelve long months. This year, the Pantone team have chosen greenery – a ‘fresh and zesty yellow-green shade’ signalling consumers to ‘reinvigorate’.  

So how do you incorporate this tricky colour into your wardrobe without looking like a) fashionable shrubbery b) Oscar the Grouch or c) someone taking their juice cleanse a little too seriously? I’ve chosen my favourite looks for each occasion.


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Pair a bright, warm-toned green skirt with a bold handbag and top to produce a delicious tropical effect — the perfect antidote for office blues!

Clockwise from left: shirt by MGSM; lipstick by Tom Ford; skirt by Marco de Vicenzo; handbag by Simon Miller; shoes by Francesco Russo


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Up your daytime date game by pairing a lush and impactful green shoe with some faded denim jeans. Casual with a pop of sophistication.

Clockwise from left: Coat by Goen J; sunglasses by Gentle Monster; jeans by SJYP; top by Steve J and Yoni P; shoes by Gucci


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Avoid being mistaken for the garden salad by limiting your greenery to an accessory. Wear it with a smorgasbord of summer sorbet hues for extra ‘zest’, or if you’re currently heading into winter, pair this with a pale trench coat to brighten up a chilly morning.

Clockwise from left: blouse by Theory; sunglasses by MERRY; pants by Gucci; shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh; handbag by Chanel


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Fun, elegant and naturally sensual, greenery is the perfect choice for a night out. Voluptuous sleeves and a simple cut will amplify the sumptuousness of this hue.

Clockwise from left: dress by Maje; earrings by Ben-Amun; shoes by Manolo Blahnik; handbag by Dolce & Gabbana

To the GYM

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With Nike offering sneakers in every colour under the sun, why not try out a softer green to create the ultimate, 80s-inspired workout ensemble?

Clockwise from left: jacket by Adidas by Stella McCartney; Fitbit; sweatpants by Uniqlo; shoes by Nike

So, will you give Greenery a go or has Pantone dropped the ball on this shade? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and remember to follow Yeon & Bee on Facebook for more!

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