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Fashion 15 Ways to Wear 2017's Pantone Colour of the Year

15 Ways to Wear 2017's Pantone Colour of the Year

15 Ways to Wear 2017's Pantone Colour of the Year
By Jessie Ho
January 03, 2017
A colour that evokes renewal and revitalisation, Greenery makes its mark on sociopolitical moods—and our wardrobes


Photos courtesy of Mary Katrantzou, Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Pucci SS17 Runways

The Pantone Colour Institute has just unveiled its new Colour of the Year — a hue meant to reflect the global cultural mood and attitude of the moment. The year 2017 will be the year of Greenery (Pantone 15-0343, if we're to be specific), otherwise known as a "yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring". In some ways a response to the turbulent mood of 2016, the verdant tone expresses reassurance, hope, and reconnecting with the beauty of Mother Nature.

January is the perfect time for such new beginnings, through brightening up our wardrobes with a pop of colour in the midst of a drab winter. Indeed,  shades of green were spotted all over the Spring/Summer 2017 runways, proving the fashion world's knack for being ahead of the curve. Whether you embrace or eschew bright colours in your closet, there are endless ways to wear Greenery. Click through for some of our top picks for a bright and lively 2017. 

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Ease yourself into the bright hue with this corded lace-paneled metallic floral-jacquard mini dress by Gucci.

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 Offset the sharpness of the green with a print on a darker background, as with this Marc Jacobs pleated printed cotton-poplin midi dress.

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This Marni ruffled floral-print silk crepe de chine blouse adds a point of interest to your outfit without being too over-the-top. 

Seeing Green


This Raglan Sleeve French Terry Sweatshirt by Balenciaga offers a comfortable pop of colour to brighten up gloomy winter days. 

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This Johanna Ortiz Esmeralda ruffled duchesse-satin number is a statement skirt in a sumptuous verdant shade. 

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A ruffle-trimmed ribbed-knit mini dress by Victoria, Victoria Beckham is sure to leave you itching for spring to come already. 

Leafy Gowns


Be elegant and daring at the same time with this Alexander McQueen crinkled silk-chiffon halterneck gown

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This Gucci embellished plissé silk-chiffon gown will give you all the airs of a fairy princess. Fun fact: this is the same gown that won Lupito Nyong'o so many best-dressed nods at the Cannes 2015 Film Festival.

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This Yemanya ruffled cutout floral-print silk gown from Johanna Ortiz's Resort'17 Collection is one to stand out in. 

In the Bag 

mulberrybag.jpgEven the most simple of outfits will be brightened up by this Mulberry Bayswater small textured-leather tote.

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Carry a little bit of spring with you everyday with this Dolce & Gabbana 'Dolce Box' snakeskin trim embellished leather bag.

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Lanvin's quilted leather shoulder bag adds just the right pop of colour. 

Finishing Touches 


These Nicholas Kirkwood 'Beya' metal heel suede skimmer loafers will add some pep to your step.

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It's all in the details with these Westward Leaning Flower 2 mirrored sunglasses.

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And if you're not bold enough to wear green on your body, give your lashes a subtle wash of emerald with BY TERRY's Mascara Terrybly in Green Galaxy 9.


Fashion Greenery Pantone Colour of the Year


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