How I Wear My: Greenery

How I Wear My: Greenery

Welcome to April’s How I Wear My, the 69th post in this long running fashion series!

What better way to welcome spring than to revel in Greenery, that fresh hue of yellow-green that is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to find ways to work this shade into our wardrobe—and see how you do it too—so we decided to make it the theme of “How I Wear My” for April.

Let’s get right to it and see how April’s participants style Greenery, starting with my How I Wear My partner, Jill!

Jill of Everything Just So

“This is a L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic green sequined sweater that I love. It was a fun challenge to bring the glamour of it back down to earth by pairing it with a field jacket and jeans to take a walk in the park with my son. I never get tired of sequins, whether it’s day or night.”

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun

“I’m loving the spring trends this year!  Gingham, stripes, and Greenery!  Bring on the fun!”


Rosemary of Distinctly Southern Style

“St. Patrick’s day was perfect for wearing my matching green jacket and jeans from Chico’s. It’s said that, ‘What’s old is new again’ – so true. This outfit was purchased several years ago and what fun to have the perfect trending color waiting in my closet for St. Patty’s Day! I wore it paired with a white sleeveless linen top, a green Nina Nguyen necklace, and green sandals.”

How I Wear Greenery

Michelle of RetroChicMama

“I love every shade of green, even in my home decor. This dress is an amazing colour and has a 1940’s edge to it so it always makes me feel very ladylike when I wear it. That’s not to say I don’t like to rock it up a bit sometimes with black leather boots!”

How I Wear Greenery

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion

“The flared jeans are by Paige and ever so comfortable. I combined it with my ‘Kermit’ green jacket by Marlene Birger. I love this jacket. It represents spring for me. Adding black and white was an easy trick. The boots are by Fluevog and I found them in Vancouver. They are way more versatile than I ever imagined when I bought them.”

Dale of Savvy Spice

“I love the positive vibes of Greenery and one of my favorite dresses is this Calvin Klein lime dress I wore last fall in LA. I can’t wait to wear it again this spring.”


Marek of Savvy Senior

“One of my favorite suits is this one by Hugo Boss that I posted as my very first instagram. I never shy away from bold suits and this color is great for spring and summer.”

Green Suit

Rena of It’s all Fine. Whatever tickles the fancy.

“Each month this year I’ve been showing a color combination that included green, in honor of Pantone’s color of the year. Usually, green shows up as an accent rather than the featured hue. I shared this outfit on my blog this past February and in that post, I said that the alternate title for this look would have been ‘lots and lots of polka dots.’ The pattern in my top includes dots of green, pink, and white.”

Malia of Style by Malia

“This is a new shade of green for me. I normally wear richer shades but this jacket has made me rethink that a bit. The jacket is Alfani from Macy’s and the top is Dia & Co.”


“I love this month’s theme! Green is my favourite colour and reflects so many of my favourite things – the sea, my garden, trees, my granddaughter’s eyes. So I’m wearing one of my favourite dresses with my favourite laboradite mermaid necklace in a favourite spot in my garden.”

How I Wear Greenery

Nicole of High Latitude Style

“When I was a kid, my mom always enforced the fashion rule not to wear green with blue. I think that blue and green look great together as they are analog colors. Since I look best in bluish colors, I wear green always in small doses like green pumps or a green necklace. This summer outfit is a typical example of how I wear my green – with blue.”

Nora of Jacket Society 

“I am wearing our White Embroidered Kimono jacket, Jade Top with Scalloped sleeve, Jade Stone Necklace with my BCBG cropped pants, Gucci bag and Calvin Klein sandals.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“Green, floral, and stripes are three of my favorite things. Put them together in long layers and I am a very happy girl! I just found these wide leg cropped pants at Target and have already worn them multiple times. They will be a spring and summer staple for me!”

How I Wear Greenery

Judith of Style Crone

“I love to accessorize navy blue with green. My vintage navy princess coat comes to life with a vintage green turban, a vintage green silk scarf, and a contemporary green bag. There’s nothing like mixing the old with the new!”

Ana of Mrs. American Made

“Ah, greenery. You would think I would wear this color group more since my eyes are green and wearing it makes them ‘pop,’ but I don’t know what happens. I do have several pieces of jewelry that I enjoy wearing that have green like this long beaded necklace and drop earrings made by Laura of Mercer & Jayne. Here I am wearing them with two layered American-made tops, a military-esque olive green snap front top by Current/Elliott and a floral shell with pink and green flowers by A.L.C.”

How I Wear Greenery

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo

“I adore the color green. This dress is thrifted and is a 1980s midi with a tropical print.”


Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“I love green so I have many outfits in this color!”

My Look

I don’t own much in the way of green except for a few olive green pieces and a pair of bright Kelly green patent leather ballet flats that see the light of day once a year on St. Patrick’s Day.

That changed recently when I modeled in the Stella Carakasi Spring Style Event last Friday. I picked out my three outfits for the fashion show at Stella Studio in Berkeley several days before the show and was drawn to a color in their newest line called “Kiwi.” Kiwi is a little more chartreuse than Pantone’s Greenery but it definitely has Greenery’s citrus hues.

For How I Wear My this month I am showing you one of the outfits I modeled on the runway – more photos and highlights to come in future post.

The Boundless Sweater has an open knit and is made with cotton and paper. Yes, paper! In the fashion show I wore it with a For Real Cami in black and New Rhythm Cropped Pants also in black.  For shoes, I chose strappy suede sandals with an ankle tie.

how i wear greenery

I brought the sweater home with me after the show then styled it again for a daytime look using lighter neutral shades. I wore In Style Cropped Pants, also from Stella Carakasi, and a nude camisole underneath the sweater.

For accessories I went with cognac shades and wore the same suede ankle tie sandals only in cognac (yes, I love these shoes so much, I bought them in two colors!) and a horn necklace from KayandStar.

Thank you to all the stylish participants this month!

We love to see how you style Pantone’s Greenery 🍃

We are going to embrace our femininity for May, so we hope you will join us for “How I Wear My: Ladylike Elegance.” Whether it’s the combo of a classic pencil skirt, cardigan and pearls or you veer toward a tailored set of trousers and jacket or the most ethereal of floral tea dresses and a straw hat, show us how you define ladylike elegance!

Photos are due by May 1, 2017. Send them to us at and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.

Be sure to head over to Jill’s to see even more stylish looks featuring Greenery 💚


Disclosure: The Stella Carakasi pieces were sent to me. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always. 
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  1. Jill
    April 5, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Oh wow, everyone looks so good in their green! I especially like Marek’s bold green suit. I love that you have been strutting down a runway, that is so cool. I don’t think I could do that, my nerves would keep me backstage ha ha. Cheers to another great post, the ones devoted to color are always so refreshing and fun! xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 5, 2017 / 7:29 am

      I love Marek’s suit too…I think he has a similar one in yellow, my favorite color!
      I have finally conquered my stage fright – at least when it comes to walking the runway. Public speaking is a whole different ballgame though!
      Looking forward to Ladylike Elegance next time! Thanks for another great month of HIWM!
      xo, A

  2. April 5, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I am a fan of green and your green sweater is perfect for so many occasions, Adrienne! But to me it sounds like you’re going to need to go shopping to get more—ha ha!!
    Thanks so much for all the fun!
    Can’t wait until next month!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 5, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Hi Jodie – thanks for submitting a photo this month. Yes, I will need to add a little more green to the old closet. I really thought I had more!
      See you next month for Ladylike Elegance!

  3. April 5, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Loved your “greenery” post. We have been travelling so I wasn’t at home to dig out my green skinny jeans… but I participated in spirit. Especially love Greetje’s “kermit green” jacket. So fresh looking with black and white.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 5, 2017 / 8:09 am

      You have been on quite the adventure, Sue!
      I love Greetje’s jacket too….and her boots are fabulous!

  4. April 5, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Fantastic to see all that green! I love that color!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 5, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you for joining us, Nancy. Jill and I always look forward to seeing your outfits!

  5. April 5, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Fun outfits and I’m in love with your Stella C outfit!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 8, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you, Dawn Lucy! Your outfit was one of my very favorites this month!

  6. April 5, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    🙂 Dear Adrienne,

    so many shades of green and so many different styles.
    Again, this was lots of fun.
    Than you and Jill for putting this together.

    Have a very HAPPY week xo 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 8, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you for joining us, Claudia! The color themes are always such fun!

  7. April 6, 2017 / 4:18 am

    There isn’t a shade of green that I don’t love! All of these stylings in green are so fabulous! Thank you as always for this super fun series.


    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 8, 2017 / 10:54 am

      I love all shades of green too and it was fun to see so many different shades this month. Thank you for your contributions this month. Your gas pumping outfit is awesome!

  8. April 6, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    How awesome is Marek’s suit??? Wow! I must show my husband this.

    Thanks for party ladies!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 8, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Isn’t it? I think he has one in yellow too!

  9. April 6, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    This month theme shows particularly nice outfits in my opinion. Everybody looks so good. And I think it is cery wise to incorporate a fashion colour which isn’t good for your complexion, in an outfit by way of shoes or necklace etc.
    Your sweater Adrienne is a great addition to your wardrobe. It looks ever so nice.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 8, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you, Greetje! Jill and I are so glad you joined us this month and we love your green outfits. Those black and white boots are super cool too!

  10. April 12, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I love that sweater and especially the color! Before I let my hair go gray it was my favorite color. Now I shy away from it a bit. If my gray goes a little yellow (which it can do) that color looks terrible with my hair! I can’t believe the shoes are from The Gap. Love them!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      April 12, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Hi Cindy,

      That shade of green is certainly a challenge for many of us to wear, especially when it’s worn close to your face. If I went any lighter with more caramel highlights, it would not work for me.
      I love, love, love those shoes. They are so cute and really comfortable. Very easy to walk in and the price is right!

  11. April 27, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    This was so much fun! What a great idea! Wonderful looks all around. I look forward to joining you in May. Thanks for the invitation in Fierce 50.

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