When you think of autumn, gold and red leaves probably come to mind… But it is also a great season to wear green!
Green featured prominently on Pantone’s autumn-winter trend predictions, with five different greens between their London and New York colour palettes. Two of these are more neutral, leaning towards khaki green, one is a frosty green, and two of them are bold leafy greens, in line with the dopamine dressing trend. All these greens echo the 2020s desire to return to nature and natural themes in turbulent times.
I’ve sorted this year’s trending greens from neutral to bold and incorporated them into five autumnal outfits. Scroll down or click through for how to wear green in autumn:
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Neutrals and a flash of green
Martini Olive, a fruit inspired green tone with a touch of brine.Pantone
Even though Martini Olive is technically a green, I would say it pretty much qualifies as a neutral. You can find lots of outerwear in this colour, but I wanted to do something a bit more original than the typical military-inspired jackets with this outfit. So I went a different direction and added a touch of luxury with a faux fur coat instead. I’m actually quite tempted to buy it myself!
MOS MOSH Tritan Parka, in Ivy Green
Button-Through Cord Dress, in Green
Part Two Soffys Skinny Trousers, in Vetiver
Subtle green monochrome
Cardamom Seed, a citrusy herbal pod green.Pantone
Now I’ll be honest, Cardamom Seed is probably my least favourite of these five colours… But the outfit inspired by it is probably my favourite! I love how the clothes are a deeper shade of the colour, while the accessories bring out the warmth of it while adding a touch of autumn-ness to it all.
AllSaints Talon Hoodie, in Olive Branch Green
Plain Diamond Quilted Long Coat, in Hunter Green
All the greens
Loden Frost, an earth infused green tone that calms and restores.Pantone
I had to look up what “loden” meant: apparently it’s a wool from mountain sheep that was made into capes by Austrian peasants, in this earthy green colour… Not very vegan-friendly, but hey that was your random fact of the day!
This colour is a cooler take on the traditional loden colour.
Embrace Bamboo Tee, in Leaf
Cowboy western boots in vegan leather
Hooded Stretch Insulated Jacket, in Hedge Green
Two-Pack Velvet Bow Hair Elastic, in Frosted Willow
Abundant Green, a verdant green emblematic of flourishing foliage.pantone
Who doesn’t want to feel more abundant? I put together this outfit, inspired by how refreshed being out in nature can make us feel. But I wanted to still look chic, hence the gold and (faux) pearl necklace.
Dinosaur Button Cardigan, in Green
Short Sleeve Boilersuit, in Forest Green
Painting the town green
Amazon is a lush and fertile broadleaf green.Pantone
These last two colours are quite similar, but I see Amazon as being a slightly bolder and more saturated green than Abundant Green.
Single Breasted Tweed Blazer, in Green
Green Quilted Leather-Look Biker Jacket