How To Style The Green Trend In Your Spring Wardrobe

How To Style The Green Trend In Your Spring Wardrobe

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yellow kimono and green slip dress

Spring is filled with fresh, bright and happy colors both in nature and in our wardrobes. Green is one of the fashion colors on trend. I haven’t seen much of it in past seasons, so it is a welcomed change to my wardrobe. There are so many pretty shades of green. I find that some shades and color combinations work better than others, so I wanted to share a few tips on how to style the green trend in your wardrobe.

standing in park with pink shrubs in background wearing yellow kimono with green slip dress

I was lucky enough to find this slip dress at Zara and this topper years ago from ASOS. It was originally a dress that I reworked by opening it in the front. It was in the back of my closet just waiting for the perfect moment when I paired it with the slip dress as a kimono. This goldenrod yellow is a great complement to this shade of green with my neutral color Steve Madden slides, don’t you think?

close up of hanging pendants on a green slip dress with yellow kimono

Often times we overlook the quirkier items in our closet. Sometimes we think those pieces are a “one and done” item reserved or worn once for a special occasion, but as you can see here, they become the item that brings a look together. That’s why it’s key to step out of your fashion comfort zone and pair the most unlikely pieces together. This Kimono could actually pair well with many colors but I especially love how it pulls the green from the dress.

Never stop adding to your accessories collection. Between pendants, bracelets and earrings, you can turn a simple item that has been a forever piece in your closet, like this kimono into the real showstopper it was meant to be.

Other ways to style green in your wardrobe

walking in park wearing green shirt, pants with brown handbag and slides

Green also pairs well with brown and chartreuse. I experimented with several tones of brown. I found that a yellow, brown or caramel color worked best together. The culottes pants and puff sleeve blouse are from Zara. My Eric Javits bucket bag from last season is the perfect compliment for the outfit and works well with my comfy slides, which are also from Zara .

wearing green shirt and pants with brown handbag on garden bench

I am a big fan of never letting a fabulous look go to waste. This is especially true if you are traveling, having lunch with the ladies or taking in an afternoon show. Here’s a few more ideas on how to style your outfits using green.

light green pants, shirt and white cami in front of door

All it took was a white silk cami, (which should be a staple in every closet) to turn this look into a “ladies who lunch” outfit.

close up of green bag and green art deco belt

I picked this green belt (similar one) up at Zara. It was the perfect compliment to the art deco inspired bracelet that I already owned. The bag is over 30 years old but feels new again when I paired it with these pieces. I kept the bag all these years because it was a little ‘off the wall’ and worth the wait, don’t you think?

The semi-circle gold earrings compliment the look but of course my shoes are the real show stopper. As you know I invest in shoes and these are my summer splurge from Chanel.

standing in front of book shelf wearing green slip dress and white leather blazer

Another “city look” is pairing my vegan leather jacket from Alice and Olivia with this green mesh dress from Revolve. The dress has a slip under it which I wear individually on repeat . If you are short waisted like I am, a longer pendant will elongate your torso. I grabbed my Judith Leiber purse to compliment this dinner look.

leaning on tree in park wearing green slip dress with white flowered shirt

If blue and green is never to be seen, I am breaking all the rules. The slip from this dress can also be worn alone or combined with a shirt dress as a topper. The look-alike Valentino slides are from Sam Edelman. These slides are much better to knock around in the garden or just hanging at home.

As you know, I take every opportunity to wear my cocktail rings. Here is my beautiful Mandala piece and a set of stackable rings. Remember to elongate your look with a long pendant. I am so happy that I bought this at an outdoor stand in Greece years ago.

hanging wardrobe rack with green and yellow clothes

Green is the color of nature and can be combined in so many ways. When pairing green’s think outside the box. Try color combinations such as green and brown, chartreuse green and blue, and don’t forget the crispest of all, green and white. I hope these tips on how to style the green trend in your wardrobe will inspire you next time you look in your closet.

As always,

Spring Trends 2022 for Women Over 50

Spring Trends 2022 for Women Over 50

There are so many fashion trends this spring season. Some trends are worth embracing, some to avoid and then there are some that just need some tweaking to fit your personal style.

From all-over prints to crop tops and chunky sandals, fashion is limitless this spring. And while some spring trends might not be for me, that doesn’t mean they might not work for you. So I’ve put together a post narrowing it down to a few spring trends you can play around with.

There are four trends at play here. Let’s break them down.

Monochromatic colors are everywhere. If too much color is too much of a good thing, try white, it is everywhere this season.

Sonia in white blazer with black piping.

The blazer in all its iterations and colors is a staple for spring. In leather, satin, or cotton, they polish up a look and instantly make you look put together. Don’t be afraid to wear a satin blazer during the day.  This one is on sale, comes in black, and will live in your wardrobe for years to come.

Sonia in white pants and medium blue blazer.

Close up of Sonia's white pant - blue blazer outfit. The top is a crop-top!
Sonia with white pant suit with tropical crop top - only a peak of skin!

Another trend we are seeing is crop tops. The crop top doesn’t have to be off-limits. I got away with it by pairing it with well-fitting pants.

With this trend, a good fit is key. You don’t want anything that is too tight. Just a peek of skin is all you need to pull off this look.

Sonia posing in black dress with waist cut out.
Similar options: one | two | three

Another tricky but wearable trend is the cut-out. I love this trend, it’s daring and edgy. Tease them a little, show them your back!

Sonia walking away from camera with a blazer slung over her shoulder, revealing a cut-out back top.

The cut-outs trend is very popular this season, it’s everywhere, from tops and dresses to swimsuits. There is something for everyone, young and old! As a woman over 50, there’s no reason to shy away from this trend. The trick? A little bit of skin will do!

Sonia in maroon red cut out swimsuit with strappy neckline.
similar swimsuits here

Another popular spring trend is the all-over print. From dresses to suits, bold bright color prints are everywhere. The more the merrier!

Sonia in spring all-floral sleeveless jumpsuit and slip on yellow sandals.

Here is a look from 2020 that I’m digging back out. @lovechicosI could update this with the iconic white blazer

The PJ look is thankfully in this season and we have so many to choose from. Here are two looks from Zara that I wore in many ways.

Black pajama-look coordinates

Sonia, urban environment with high red platform heels, feather crop top, with white blazer and black pants. With red clutch.
Pants | Top | Similar platforms: 1, 2, 3, 4

Last but not least don’t be afraid to play around with feathers, platforms and color! Feathers, pops of saturated color and platforms are all spring trends you might want to incorporate into your outfits. A feather doesn’t have to be worn. It can be showcased in an accessory like this inexpensive bag.

This ostrich feather handbag from amazon is out of stock, but we found several similar handbags on Etsy. Try your favorite seller on Etsy for something similar.

Styles with 3 beautiful women of varying ages
Trends come and go but friendships are forever!

In the end, trends can be worn by just anyone. They do not have age limits. I see fashion as a way to express yourself. You should never let trends stop you!

Be bold and daring. Embrace the new and the classic, the young and the ageless.

As always,