How to Work the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 into Your Wardrobe

It's easy being green this year

The digital color gods at Pantone have announced the Color of Year for 2017. For 2016, Pantone actually picked two shades—a light pink called Rose Quartz and a purpley-blue named Serenity—but 2017’s is totally different. Meet Greenery.

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Initially, Greenery seemed like a bit of a surprise, since Pantone chose Emerald for 2013. It just goes to show, though, that greens are definitely here to stay. Like, how long has mint green been the hot color now? Pantone describes Greenery as “nature’s neutral” and “a versatile ‘trans-seasonal’ shade that lends itself to many color combinations.” Look how stunning it is on the runway as part of Gucci’s Spring 2016 Ready To Wear collection:

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According to Pantone, Greenery invokes the “lushness of the great outdoors” and reminds us to “take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” It sounds like a color we need to add into our wardrobe ASAP. Since most of us can’t afford pieces from the Gucci runway, here are some options to easily work Pantone’s Greenery into your wardrobe in the new year.

1. An Athletic Jacket

Greenery has that effortless 80s vibe when paired with a sportswear piece. Try to resist the urge to pair leg warmers with this one if you can.

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2. A Preppy Backpack

This backpack is the perfect combination of classic style with a modern preppy flair that’ll take you from spring to summer to fall with ease. Since it’s “nature’s neutral,” it won’t clash with your outfits.

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3. A Beaded Bracelet

If you want to add a little color to your look without too much commitment, introduce Greenery into your look with a simple bracelet. The silver charm will match silver earrings or rings, or you can pair with other similar bracelets of different colors for more impact.

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4. An Enamel Pin

Where does Greenery occur in nature? Inside of avocados, of course. Pin it to your jacket, backpack, anywhere—it’s the perfect cute punch of green (and a great conversation starter).

5. A Sporty Beanie

Following the athleisure trend, this bright beanie will pair great with a black winter jacket. The neon pink gives it a fun twist.

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6. A Basic Sneaker

Trade in your plain white sneakers for these ones with a bigger kick of color. The simple silhouette will pair with most outfits.

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7. A Pair of Sunglasses

Match the trendy green color with the trendy Wayfarer style, and you’ve got yourself a no-fail cool accessory.

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8. A Printed Scarf

Effortlessly weave Greenery in with other colors by wearing a printed scarf. It’ll tone down the bright green and give you more color options to work with.

9. A Phone Case

If wearing Greenery on your body is too much, just hold it in your hand. Keep your phone safe in this faux leather case while also adding a pop of color to your look.

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For more inspiration, here are all the colors Pantone suggests pairing Greenery with:

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