Our favourite little frog may have sung, “it ain’t easy being green,” and you might agree with him. Green is a colour that people often shy away from wearing in fear of it looking unflattering. After all, wearing green can make just as big of a statement as wearing red. But you don’t need to skip past green items on the racks just because they look daunting to pull off. It’s all about finding the right shade of green that suits your skin tone and personal style.
Recently, green has really been an it colour, from bright mints to royal emeralds to soft jade tones. Take a (green) leaf out of this Fashionista’s book; she’s gone for green in a colour-blocking look. Her collared, button-down dress is a gorgeous shade of deep jade, which complements her gold earrings and brown knee-high boots and waist belt. It’s like a modern take on Robin Hood!
This Fashionista even coordinated the green in her dress to the wrap bracelet she’s woven around her wrist. The green beads match her dress perfectly. If a green dress is a little bright for you, wearing green as an accent detail is a great way to incorporate this fall and spring appropriate colour. (It depends where you live, but the shade suits both seasons.)
Wrap bracelets are one of the most versatile accessories a Fashionista can own, too because they can be worn in other ways than just as a bracelet. That way your dollar per wear can potentially become next to nothing, which is music to the ears of a style-lover on a college student’s budget!
So if you have long, tie-it-yourself one, here are three more ways to wear your wrap bracelet. (If you’re creative I’m sure you could find more.) One: Have a dress that needs a little cinching? Use your wrap bracelet as a belt! Two: Now that it’s beach season in Australia, you can wear it as an anklet because it won’t get damaged when you go to the beach and get it wet. Finally, three: With festival season coming up, a wrap bracelet can also be worn as a hippy headband tied around your forehead. How’s that for a versatile accessory?
The best part about these is that they’re inexpensive to buy and even easier to DIY. To make your own wrap bracelet, all you need is a suede string or a thin piece of rope about 50cm long so you can wind it around your wrist a few times and beads in the colour of your choice–I suggest green for a on-trend look like this Fashionista. Simply thread each bead onto the string in a pattern that you like and tie off the ends so your beads don’t fall off. It’s simple style at its best.
Spotted: Dries Van Noten’s spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection featured a number of tied wrap bracelets on the runway in gold, black and silver.