Fashion Trend Spring 2013: Five Fun Ways to Add Emerald Green to Your Wardrobe Right Now

Ever since the Pantone Color Institute announced Emerald Green as the color for 2013, I’ve been looking at what’s already in my wardrobe, and what I might be able to (cost effectively) add over the next month or so, in enough time for spring.  Here are five pieces I found that would be fantastic for my wardrobe and probably for yours, too–please note that retailers are describing the color with a number of  fun or proprietary color names.  I’m trusting that the colors depicted are what the items look like IRL:\r\n\r\nCamp Shirt Old Navy    Women’s camp shirt from Old Navy.  At $24.94 it’s a great casual piece to wear over leggings, with jeans, or under a sweater.  The color is “New Zealand.”  No guarantee that it’s in stores, but you can definitely find and order online.\r\n\r\nAlfani Lace Pencil Skirt    Alfani Lace Pencil Skirt at Macys.com.  Fantastic modern piece with an exposed back zipper, with a perfect weight that can carry you into spring.  Sizes up to 16 and On Sale.  The color is “Jalapeno” (I’ve found Alfani pieces to fit true to size or a bit larger.  If you are on the small end of a size scale, order the smaller size.)  I’ve seen this skirt in the stores and it is a nice, vibrant kelly/emerald green.  A fun piece!\r\n\r\nAnn Taylor Deep Nouveau\r\n\r\nAnn Taylor Zip Detailed Double Weave Shift Dress.  The color is described as “Deep Nouveau” (deep new??) but it is more on the emerald side than teal.  I would love to see this IRL to check the color, but there are no Ann Taylor stores nearby.  It’s on sale for $99 with an extra 25% off at checkout online.  I may make a call to the Ann Taylor outlet store in Lee, MA to see if this dress is available there.  It’s an incredible steal at that price point, and will segue easily into spring with a change of stockings and shoes–you could easily add neutral shoes in the spring.\r\n\r\nwanted empire flat\r\n\r\nWanted Empire Flat available at DSW (online and in stores, $39.95.)  This is a gorgeous little two-toned flat that you can wear as a “neutral” with shocking pink pants, a black-and-white skirt, jeans, etc., etc….   They’ll go right with you into spring.  And the great thing about DSW –other than their fab Rewards program–is that if they do not have your size in the store, they will order it for you, to deliver to your home!   Great customer service!\r\n\r\nWinter Beauty JewelMint\r\n\r\nWinter Beauty Necklace from JewelMint.com.  JewelMint is another of the “Mint” online clothing/shoe/etc. clubs.  I have been very impressed with the quality of both StyleMint and ShoeMint, so I can imagine that the quality of JewelMint pieces will be top-notch.  This is a beautiful emerald green stone necklace that goes with just about anything.  Pair it with gold bangles or simple gold earrings.   The chain is 10K gold-plated and sells for $29.99)  JewelMint is also having a two pieces for $29.99 special (members only) right now.\r\n\r\nSo, take your pick of any of these great pieces to start 2013 right!\r\n\r\nOh, one last thing: if you really want something unique, head on over to Etsy for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces…

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