STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

Style, as we all know, is all about mastering the art of tastefully taking it to the next level. In that vein it is not only a good idea to integrate the new green jean pant/jean trend into your fall wardrobe, it’s a must. The prospect of sporting such a bold shade on your stems might be terrifying (I know it was for me at first) but with a color wheel and fashion basics, we can all make it work!

The first step is to research the different shades — from moss to bright emerald to light olive to dark forest — to find your top three favorite shades. Next, make sure you find the shade that is most complementary to you coloring. As most art majors can hopefully tell you, all colors have undertones to them. Greens are no different and rock yellow or blue undertones. You can go all movie montage and hold up different color strips against your face to see which looks best. For those of us who don’t have that kind of spare time, just know that if you have blonde hair your best bet would be to wear chocolate and green khaki green/chocolate or greenish gray/black. On the other hand, brunettes should stick to dark greens/blue or olive green/white. Trying to give an illusion of a tan? Opt for an olive green. To figure out what to pair them with opt for the color wheel test — the color exactly opposite to your specific shade of green is the ideal color to pair it with.

Tone down your green jeans with staple neutral: blacks, grays, whites and browns. Heather grays and tan shades of brown are complementary and good for everyday wear — as shown by this bold Wheaton College junior who paired her Kohl’s jeans with a light latte top, a gray and barely-there yellow/blue Target scarf and bejeweled DSW sandals. 

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The summer months may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to trade all your bright summer colors for drab and dull tones. Continue to stand out on campus this fall by playing with lively colors and prints.

Take a cue from this Fashionista’s fun, yet relaxed look with a great maxi-dress. They’re fashionable and on-trend, while also being comfortable and easy-going. Try this style in a bright color, like kelly green or cobalt blue. This Fashionista paired her solid colored maxi with a multi-colored beaded statement necklace and a fabulous clutch. The entire look made for the perfect summer ensemble with a load of color and accents to make this outfit stand out.

If maxi dresses aren’t your favorite trend to rock, no fear, because this color trend can be done in any style. Trying any of your favorite styles in new, bright hues will instantly make your look look more fresh and up to date. Try taking a brightly colored semi-sheer button-up, and tuck it into a pair of white skinny jeans or denim shorts. By keeping the other half of your outfit simple, this will make your shirt the main focus of your outfit. If you want to kick it up a notch, try pairing a brightly colored top with a brightly colored bottom. This will give you an awesome color blocked look that everyone will notice!

Let’s face it, morning classes can be a huge snooze-fest, so give yourself a bright boost by adding some colored caffeine to your wardrobe.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

You know that saying “green with envy?” Well, that’s exactly how everyone’s going to feel after they see you sporting this popular hue for summer; envious. Green is a very trendy color this season and there are plenty of choices and ideas that will help you perfect this look. One fun aspect of green is that it comes in so many various tints. From Kelly green to light moss shades, this is one color that is versatile and easy to manipulate. Like this Fashionista shows us, green can look ideal with dark colored pants and subtle style. Or, you can switch it up and pair some adorable green ankle grazers with a sleek black spaghetti strap. Whether it’s a crisp spring day or a warm summer night, wearing green can brighten up your outfit and give you a seasonal glow.

One chic silhouette that green can be purchased in is a blazer. Choosing this item will transform your closet in the blink of an eye. Blazers, like this one from Forever 21, are ideal pieces because they can be worn with shorts and an elegant tank, alongside a flowing maxi dress, or combined into other various ensembles. If you are constantly surrounded by hot humid weather like we are here in Greenville, try out a billowy green tank top and pair it with some cut off shorts. Adding green into your wardrobe will give you an earthy look that everyone will desire.

Make sure that when you’re wearing this trend that you don’t wear too much green at once, no one wants to see a leprechaun walking across campus. Juxtapose bright greens against cool colors and neutral palettes that will tone down the brashness of the trend. Wearing spring colors is a definite DO for spring, but how you wear it is where it can boggle a Fashionista’s feeble mind. If you want to wear green for a more dressed up setting, opt for a ruched glamorous green skirt or a simple yet stylish ASOS green tube-top dress. Either one of these items will have you looking like you sprung into spring style full force. So if you want more than just a green thumb, try out this hot new trend and remember the uncomplicated and applicable tips about how to wear it. Go green.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

Green is the color of envy and this spring will make style spotters envious of your look when wearing one of the season’s trendiest colors. From sea foam to lime and everything in between, this color is sure to be on everyone’s must have list. No matter what style or silhouette you sport, it should be in this prevailing hue. The color is quite versatile and lends itself to bright, vibrant ensembles as well as sultry looks. There are countless possibilities with green, so let your imagination run wild and your green garments gleam wherever you go.

This Fashionista chose to highlight his clean, crisp outfit with a lime green tank top. Choosing to pair his lively lime shirt with cool colors like gray, black and white helped master this picture perfect look that is sure to be seen miles away. When working with a color of such a high intensity, try to only accent with the color so you do not create a highlighter of an ensemble. If you want rock a monochromatic outfit try something in a mint or sea foam hue. Mint ankle trousers paired with a sheer mint chiffon blouse is an ideal outfit for a fresh spring look.

Green is also a great color to accessorize with. Greens in neon and fluorescent lime have become a popular trend on the streets and are sure to stand out. The Cambridge Satchel  is the perfect accessory to embrace this trend this spring. If you don’t want to stand out but still want to incorporate green into your attire, try an emerald bracelet. Green is fresh, fashionable and full of liveliness, so start making your ensembles envy-worthy immediately.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

When it came to New York, London and Paris fashion weeks this season, all I have to say is thank god for technology. Being in school in Florida during three of the most fashionable weeks of the year has always made me feel excluded, so when more and more brands were also showing their shows via live stream this season I was thrilled. I religiously watched the shows, even during classes (sorry professors!) and would live tweet along, joining the conversation with a plethora of bloggers, Fashionista's and fashion insiders as we all voiced our opinions about the looks. One trend that particularly stuck out in my mind was the wide belt. Between designers such as DKNY, Michael Kors and Carlos Miele showing the look, it appears that is time to say goodbye to your skinny belts ladies.

This week's Fashionista pairs her wide belt with a kelly green Lush pleated maxi skirt, a brown tube top, a Rebecca Minkoff bag and Haviana flip flops. The kelly green is such a great color for the spring season and paired with the brown top and the tribal pattern on the belt, it is a really nice play on a sophisticated hippie look. I think the wide belt trend is great because it gives a definiteve waist, which in turn shows off your thinnest point. If you are looking for wide belts to add to your wardrobe, I think the Linea Pelle VIntage Laced Belt has a simple but structured look that is very versatile. Take advice from this belt and remember that your wide belt doesn't always have to be the traditional style. Don't be afraid to mix it up.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green with Envy

I spotted these Fashionista’s pants from across the quad. These high-waist oversize pants are tied up nicely with a bow on the side. The material is velour, which adds texture and variability to the green color. Paired adorably with oxfords, this Fashionista exudes comfort and style when walking to around campus to class. Following in tune with fall 2011’s oversized trend, these pants are not your standard straight legs. This look is one of my favorites. A slouch pant with oxford shoes is classically preppy without being over done.  In other words, this look is less J. Crew and more of a Madewell vibe. This Fashionista looks like she came right out of a Madewell catalog. I am in love with the look she is projecting. I tend to be attracted to Fashionistas who are wearing something that I wish I had in my closet and I plan on buying similar pants shortly.

Not only is Miami rocking this trend, but many designers including Yves Saint Laurent are also featuring this look on their runways. Yves Saint Laurent fall 2011 collection introduced black and white loose fitting pants. Additionally, one of my favorite pieces of their collection is a white long pant romper. This romper is tight ontop and loose on the bottom — a perfect contradiction. Personally, I am not into the skin-tight clothing so when I see loose fitting pants and rompers I become especially interested. If you are like me and love an alternative to skinny jeans, try the slouch pant! You can pair them with flats, heels or oxford shoes to be on the cutting edge of the winter trends!

 

 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

Black and gray are the colors of the winter season for most of us, but as Fashionistas, we have the duty to break the rules and take risks in our outfit choices.

Take a cue from today’s Fashionista, who strayed away from the usual color scheme. Pair a lovely feminine lace top like hers with jeans in a striking color, like emerald green, cobalt blue, or even fiery red. It will definitely make you stand out from the typical college crowd!

Try them with a pair of cognac brown riding boots or even a pair of dark brown combat boots if you prefer a more edgy look.

Keep up your urban hipster appearance with these luxe feather earrings like this Fashionista and you can also opt for a evergreen canvas backpack like hers. You’ll definitely look effortlessly chic!

Go to class with confidence to rock that final and make your fellow classmates green with envy with this totally genius look!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green with Envy

Every once in a while, a girl, of course pointing at the direction of another girl’s possession, has a not so innocent "I want that" moment. Well, in my case, it has happened a number of times, especially after accepting the Style Guru writing job in CollegeFashionista. A perfect example of that kind of green with envy moment was when I saw this CollegeFashionista. Amidst a large group of students in their corporate attires was this joyful, exuberant Fashionista wearing a little black dress with black pumps from Forever 21, polished off with a blazer with the perfect shade of green. Keeping her accessories minimal to just her chunky stone necklace, it kept my eyes focused on her statement piece, which was her green blazer. Taking a break from her conference (that's why she had a name tag on), she looked polished and fashion-forward as she was buying herself a refreshment. To be honest, a part of me wanted to approach her more for the knowledge on where she bought her blazer than for getting a picture of her for my weekly post. But, fortunately, I was sane enough to get a picture for this week's STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK post. 

With green appearing in almost all the runways this fall, this CollegeFashionista is channelling with so much confidence and finesse the “go green” trend our favorite celebrities are wearing. With combinations of Selma Blair in Roland Mouret fall 2011, to Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci fall 2011, Lady Gaga in Valentino fall 2011 and even, the First Lady Michelle Obama in Laura Smalls fall 2011, green is definitely a difficult, but trendy color to pull off. Though these "green" celebrities may seem to be way out there for the corridors of your college (especially Lady Gaga's green hairdo that might even get you in trouble), this CollegeFashionista show us that it is possible to wear a jade colored piece of clothing without looking like a giant leprecon around the halls. Take it from this CollegeFashionista, green pieces paired with classic colors like black or white and accessorized with minimal accessories will keep your outfit look unique, but chic around the campus.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green with Envy

With the weather continuing to heat up, light fabrics that won’t weigh you down are a definite must. I particularly love tops like the one this fabulous Fashionista is wearing. The color is really compliments her vibrant red hair and the racer-back cut shows of a subtly flirty amount of shoulder without drawing too much attention. This teal Frenchi tunic is almost identical but also picks up on the crop-top trend I’ve been seeing all over campus.
For a slightly more dressy option, I love this linQ army green top. The embellished neckline is perfect for days when you aren’t in the mood to think about accessories. It’s also long enough to throw over a pair of leggings and be good to go. Now that’s what I call a low maintenance but still stylish outfit, a wardrobe essential in my book.

If you’re still looking for something that calls a bit more attention, I definitely suggest this beaded tank from ASOS. Though the cream color is subtle, the silver and gold embellishments make it perfect for a night out without being too fussy. Like the linQ tunic I mentioned before, its long enough to pair with leggings and would look great with a pair of bronze pumps like these showstoppers from Steven by Steve Madden.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green With Envy

One of the most exciting parts about the onset of spring is that we can start throwing on some bright colored accessories without fear of sticking out like a sore thumb. Whether it be a florid headband or some richly-hued shoes, nothing expresses individuality like bold color choices.

This Fashionista hit the mark with her vivid accessories, making sure to impress without overwhelming. For the base of her outfit, she opts for neutrals to really make her accessories pop. Wearing a simple white tee and classy black denim is a very clean and perfect fashion combo when the clothing is not meant to be the main focus. She also wears a pair of brown motorcycle boots and matching aviator sunglasses to give her that casual edge that is so acceptable for a day on campus. To bring in the color, she chose a beautiful sheer green scarf that, because it’s so light and airy, is an ideal accessory as the outdoor temperature slowly but surely begins to climb.

Since we would never go to campus empty-handed, our backpack or shoulder bag gives us another opportunity to play with some bold colors. This Fashionista is carrying an oversized turquoise bag that is just the right size to carry the larger items like notebooks and binders, but also the small and equally important items, such as pens, your cellphone, iPod, and mid-morning snack. She is perfectly equipped for a day of classes, while still maintaining her fun and fashion-forward style. 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Green with Envy

One of the hottest fall trends this season is military and specifically military green. Although this Fashionista wasn’t wearing the typical army green her vibrant shirt was worth documenting. The silky material mixed with the green hue of today's Fashionista's top made her stand out. Another element that drew me is was the silhouette of her top. From the flutter sleeves, to the waist seam, this shirt has a very flattering fit.

This shirt not only was sexy from the front–it had an added detailed bonus in the back!

What topped this Fashionista's look off was the emphasis on gold accessories such as her earrings and clutch. Green plus gold is a winning look and my advice this week to all you Fashionistas!

Hint: For cutout shirts and dresses try Shopnastgal.com. As for the color green, it’s not hard to find these days because of the military trend. However, check our Cusp.com for awesome green shoes that would look great with a black dress or jeans!
 

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