FASHION FROM ABROAD: Mean Green Fashion Machine

Fashion From Abroad

Although the Pantone color of the year is radiant orchid, people seem to still love last year’s emerald green color choice. Whether it’s emerald green, army green or neon green, the color is all over!

This Fashionista is a walking advertisement for the favored color. She wears the three different shades throughout her whole look even in her hair! It’s a scary thought for some to try to mix tones of one color in the same outfit, but monochromatic clothing is in, and it works. The fashion guidelines that tell us not to wear denim on denim or brown with black have gone out the window, and the power of how to wear color is now in the hands of the individual.

In this urban grunge ensemble, although the color green is used in abundance, it does not appear overwhelming. This is due to the fact that the placement of each shade was chosen carefully. The brightest color is at the bottom of the outfit so it does not hit you in the face right away. The teal in the scarf warms up the outfit and contrasts well with the more dull army green jacket. The addition of black in her pants, camera and Ray-Bans gives the outfit the balance it needs.

Aside from the colors itself the physical pieces of clothing are simple yet cool. One item in particular drives the whole outfit due to the color and trendiness. That item is the ever so famous fad, Dr. Martens. Dr. Martens are making their way around the globe and are seen all over the place in Italy and Europe. When shopping for a pair of rain boots this season I was directed toward the Dr. Martens shoe section, which is the Italian shoe of choice. Whether they are neon, neutral, matte or printed, Dr. Martens are the talk of the town. Even Céline created a footwear collection designed to look like Docs.

Whether your favorite color is green, purple or something else, do not be afraid to wear it proudly and loudly. While you’re at it, buy yourself a pair of Dr. Martens, you will not regret it.


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