As W Magazine broke down in their recent deep dive on the subject, the color green is taking over the fashion world in 2021.
Telfar dropped a green shopper in June that sold out instantly. JW PEI has several of their own green bags to offer, including ones we covered in this piece. Even Rihanna stepped out last month wearing a neon polo by British-Indian designer Lele, thus solidifying the trend’s hipness in one shirt.
Whether it’s driven by a newfound appreciation for finally tackling the climate crisis, a tongue-in-cheek nod to consumerist culture (being the color of money and all), or the signal of rebirth in a world slowly emerging from an 18-month cocoon, who’s to say? All we know is we like it, and we think you will, too.
Below we gathered 20 items that we think fit the trend beautifully to varying degrees. Some dainty jewelry here, a pleather pant there–however ready you are to incorporate some more green in your life, we’ve found the clothes and accessories to help guide you down the right sartorial path.
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A jumpsuit is such a move. As much as it’s a statement, it’s also easy to just toss on and go. Try one for yourself in a bold tropical print like this stunner from Farm Rio and dance the steamy nights away.
The wrap dress is an unwavering classic in the hall of fashion silhouettes, so update yours by getting one with a dainty floral print against a rich green backdrop that looks great now and will work beautifully in autumn with tights and brown boots. It comes in sizes XS to 3x and looks fantastic on every body type.
If you’re not quite ready to dive headlong into the green life, try sprinkling it throughout your accessories for just a hint of freshness. These striped sandals have a very on-trend shape, so you’re hitting two trends at once.
The concept sounds slightly absurd, but the effect is fantastic. Nothing has ever been cooler than a slick pair of leathers so to have them in this very up-to-date shape and uncommon shade (not to mention affordable material) is simply divine. Pair with a white graphic tee like this cute cat shirt also on Modcloth for a perfect late summer/early fall outfit.
Mejuri makes incredible, stackable rings that make everyday jewels feel luxe for a wildly reasonable price. This gold vermeil, enamel-coated solitaire is just $75 for a piece that looks great alone or sandwiched between simple gold bands, so buy a handful and let your fingers turn onlookers green with envy.
Makeup is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to try out any trend. This new Colourpop eyeshadow palette incorporates all the colors of the sea into one handy nine pan kit that lets you dip into mattes, shimmers, and sparkles, creating a seductive green smoky eye with the flick of a brush. Check out this new look Bailey Sarian created on her YouTube channel for inspiration!
The dragon motif is just edgy enough to give a plain white tee or button up extra edge for daytime wear, but we really love the enamel detailing that makes this cuff look rich, sophisticated, and brand new.
We don’t even know where to start with how fetching these faux leather boots look, but here’s the most important part: If you’re a new VIP on JustFab, they’ll cost you $10. Yes, $10. What are you waiting for?
This great layering piece combines the green trend with another big one this year, tie-dye. Throw it on for a beach cover up, cardigan, or just to ward off a chill and let the flowy fabric swoosh around you.
A little bit of sexy meshes with a whole lot of kitsch on this sage tee featuring the 1959 cover of the infamous smutty magazine. It’s perfect for hinting at a tinge of wildness while keeping things surprisingly visually innocent.
This gorgeous wool-blend dress from Brooks Brothers is exactly the type of thing you’ll need as we make our way back to the in-office life as things return to normal. The shape is flattering and conservative but still quite fashionable, and it’s currently marked down nearly 70% from the original $200 price tag.
A good scarf can do wonders: tie it to your purse strap, wrap it around your head on no-shampoo days, wear as a smart neckerchief, maybe even use it as a makeshift bracelet for free-spirited flair. This olive Lotus Paisley one is particularly beautiful and under $30.
Clueless lovers and persistent slackers alike will love this slouchy, grunge-inspired green cardigan featuring generous sleeves, plaid patterning, and dropped shoulders to give you the casual-cool look you’ve always wanted.
Olive is a great way to dip your toes into the green end of the pool without committing to a non-neutral shade. We love the athleisure feel of these joggers and think they’ll look coolest with combat boots and a denim jacket this fall.
If you enjoyed the Netflix miniseries HALSTON, you’ll probably love this gown created in conjunction that showcases one of the designer’s signature shapes in lightweight lime jersey that flows and moves with the body beautifully, perfect for any disco dance floor or sunny brunch alike.
Why choose a plain black cardholder when you can go with a deep green accessory like this with goldtone accents? It has Parisian sensibility and a fresh look so you won’t be stuck pulling out your tattered old wallet when it’s time to pay the check again this season.
Simple, easy to wear, and with just the right amount of swing, you’ll love this closet staple paired with tights and boots as temperatures begin to cool. The empire waist and flirty princess seams look great, and the non-cling fabric keeps it swooshing around you, not stuck to your body.