March 13, 2012

color story: mint green

unless you live under a rock, you're well aware that mint green is the hot color for spring. not only does it feel fresh, new and downright cheerful, but it plays into my favorite spring trend: pastels. (i may have jumped the gun and participated in the trend last summer, too, with these shorts. i'll chalk it up to "trend forecasting.")

mint green looks beautiful with other pastels like baby pink, pale blue, lavender and yellow as well as tried-and-true neutrals like beige and white. i love the idea of the acne sweater below with pale pink skinnies or a little taupe mini skirt. or maybe some distressed white jeans...or my floral-print pants... honestly, you just can't beat the versatility. 

when i think of "mint green" i envision a pale, bright mix of pale green + aqua, but the truth is, the hue comes in tons of shades. some see mint as more of a robin's egg blue, others imagine a greener, grassier variety. whatever your personal take on the color, i highly suggest you find at least one statement-making mint piece to add to your spring wardrobe; it will no doubt become your go-to staple and will transition so easily into fall.

{clockwise from top left: repetto flats, j.crew necklace, essie nail polish (in varying hues of the popular "mint candy apple" shade - get the bluish one here, the greener one here), acne sweater, artwork via riazzoli)

II emily

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