Do you have a new green dress you are ready to show off, but now you're feeling a little lost on how to accessorize it? If green isn't a color you often have in your wardrobe, you might be wondering what color accessories will pair well with it. Well, you've come to the right place. We've researched the best color accessories to pair with your green dress and have some suggestions for you!
Accessory colors that you can wear with a green dress are:
- White or cream
- Light tan
- Other greens
Now you've got a general idea of which colors you can pair with a green dress, but keep reading as we elaborate on this. We'll show you some image examples so you can get an idea of how each color will look. Additionally, we'll answer some other questions you might have about wearing the color green. Without further ado, let's get into it!
Accessorize Your Green!
Whether you're dressing up for a night out or just want to look a little glam during the day, gold is a great choice to pair with green.
The great thing about gold accessories is that they can be used over and over again with different outfits of different colors. Try pairing your dress with a pair of gold heels and a clutch purse!
Another great option for a night out or celebration is silver. Silver pairs well with darker greens because it is so light. The darker greens will help the silver stand out without making the green look washed out.
For a more casual look, brown is a wonderful choice. Since brown is also part of the earth tone color palette, it'll pair seamlessly with green.
There are so many shades of brown, so you're sure to be able to find a winning combo! In the photo example above, the belt matches the bag which ties the whole look together.
You've probably heard people say that black goes with everything. Well, the truth is, it really does. Green is no exception, and wearing a simple pair of black shoes or heels is a great way to keep the focus on your dress.
Plus, you've likely already got a pair of black shoes in your closet, so no need to worry about spending money on a new pair of shoes!
5. White or Cream
Just like black, white or cream can also go with almost anything too. For a less harsh look, opt for white or cream accessories. They can make a green dress look summery and soften the overall look.
6. Light Tan
Light tan is another great color if you want to make the color of your outfit the main attraction. An added benefit to light tan accessories is that tan shoes can make your legs look really long! Light tan is also a great way to complement your complexion, as it won't wash you out as much as white might.
Yellow screams summer and sun, and if you're looking for a more fun color to pair with your green dress, yellow is the way to go. It is said to evoke feelings of happiness and positivity. Try pairing yellow earrings or shoes with a green dress for a sure way to make a statement.
Red can also work really well with green. This combo can be slightly trickier to figure out because if you're not careful, you may end up looking a little too Christmassy.
Bold reds with darker greens or teals can be a winning combination. In the example above, the model opted for a bright red lipstick to complement her bright red heels which really ties the look together.
9. Other Greens
Another option is to pair your green dress with other shades of green. You can do a quick search for green color palettes to see which greens will go well with each other.
However, with smaller jewelry items it's hard to go wrong. You can also choose jewelry with green jewels that match your dress. In this outfit suggestion, the green matches the dress and is paired with other complementary colors of brown and gold.
What colors complement forest green?
Forest green can pair really well with red, but it can create that holiday feeling we mentioned earlier. If you want to avoid this, some other colors that complement forest green include copper, sage, ivory, and grey.
Since forest green is a color found in nature, it is often paired with other natural and earth tones. Blues and yellows can also go well with forest green.
What should you not wear with green?
Aside from avoiding some shades of red for fear of looking like a Christmas elf, are there any other colors that you should avoid wearing with green?
Well, pairing green with orange is probably the biggest fashion no-no of all. Green and orange clash very badly. Triadic colors can look great together in artwork but are typically not a good choice when it comes to fashion unless you are going for a bold and retro look.
The third color in green's triadic colors is purple. Purple also isn't paired with green in fashion as easily as some of the previous colors we mentioned.
That being said, both orange and purple can work if the right shades are used. These color combos really only don't work when bright shades of the colors are used. For example, burnt orange with dark green is a popular color combo in the fall.
Can you wear green in all seasons?
The great thing about green is that there are so many different shades. The variety of shades of green and the fact you can find the majority of them in nature means it's a color that can be worn in all seasons.
In the spring and summer, fashion typically trends towards bright and vibrant greens. In the fall and winter, darker earthy greens can work really well.
Try pairing the darker shades of green with other fall colors such as brown and burnt orange. Let's take a look at an outfit example for each season that shows us that green really is okay for any time of the year.
Light and airy greens along with floral prints are a great choice for the warmer days of spring! Darker greens can also work in the spring, but you should try pairing them with lighter spring colors such as white, cream, or yellow. That will help lighten up the look and take away some of the heaviness of the green.
This green jumpsuit paired with a cool white tee and sandals will keep you feeling cool and fashionable in the summer sun.
Depending on where you live, you might find your fall outfits overlapping with your winter ones, and that's okay! Dark greens are great for either season, and a green cardigan or jacket can be paired with jeans or neutral colors for the perfect fall look.
We sort of covered winter in our fall outfit as well, but doesn't this green trench coat look so good with the turtleneck sweater? This model also shows orange and green aren't always a fashion faux pas with an orange bag that looks right at home among the green and tan!
What shade of green is in for 2022?
Green was definitely in during 2021, and the fashion world was full of a variety of shades from emerald to mint green. But will this trend continue into 2022? Let's find out.
It seems emerald green will certainly be back in 2022. The Today Show found out that sales in the last three months on Etsy for emerald green items are up 64% compared to the same time last year.
Emerald might be the shade of green most popular in the fashion world, but dusty, pale greens are expected to be the most popular paint colors for 2022, and maybe those will find their way into fashion too.
Hopefully, our article has given you plenty of ideas about what color accessories you can pair with your green dress. While it does depend on the shade of green your dress is, you can almost never go wrong with neutral colors. For more fun and more noticeable colored accessories, yellow and red can be great choices!
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