Embracing natural colors for the warmer seasons is nothing new. When everything starts blooming and brightening around us, we want the seasonal change to reflect in our homes and wardrobes.
But this year, in particular, that desire to bring the bright colors indoors has reached new heights with the color green.
Justin Sylvester, co-host of “Daily Pop” on E!, joined Hoda & Jenna to talk about how one specific shade has been reigning supreme in the wardrobes of some of our favorite celebrities and across our Instagram feeds.
Lime green is shaping up to be one of the hottest colors of the summer and has been spotted on the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Beyoncé and even Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty the Queen, who Sylvester called “the OG influencer,” has been sporting the color for years, and Sylvester said she wears the hue so people can spot her in a crowd.
But the bold color isn’t the only green shade having a moment. According to Google Trends, searches for “sage green aesthetic” have recently seen a 1,900 percent increase and searches for “emerald green” items have also seen a rise.
If you’ve been feeling green with envy after seeing the colors take over your social media feeds, we found some super chic pieces in each of the three popular shades in fashion and decor.
Lime green fashion
Lulus All in Motion Lime Green Tie-Strap Maxi Dress
With its bright hue and flowy material, this dress practically screams summer. It has adjustable straps, which allow you to customize your fit. Plus, the deep neckline and fitted bodice will look super flattering on almost any frame.
Alo Yoga Neon Scrunchie
The fun hair accessories of the ’90s and early ’00s have made a huge comeback and this neon scrunchie feels like the perfect way to rock the throwback trend. You can use it to tie up your hair for a workout or add it to any outfit to make a colorful statement.
Whether you’re hitting the beach or spending the day by the pool, you’ll want to have this swimsuit on hand. The material is super soft and lightweight but still provides support in the areas that you need it most. It also has a ruched detail along the backside, to accentuate your best assests.
We haven’t had many reasons to accessorize over the last year, but as many cities open up and we start to make plans for the sunnier seasons, it may be time to add some new accessories to your collection. Try this trendy crossbody bag, which can hold all of your essentials and has front and inner pockets, to keep everything organized.
AX Paris Chunky Chevron Cable Knit Sweater in Lime
This sweater is a great layering piece, to slip on over your tank or tee on chillier spring and summer nights. The sweater features a cozy, relaxed fit that will look super cute when tucked into jeans or leggings.
We see endless opportunities for summer fun in your future, with this cute jumpsuit in your wardrobe. Designed with a stylish straight leg and sleeveless silhouette, this one-piece will be your new go-to for brunches and meetups with friends — just throw on a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers, and you’ll be ready to go.
We may be stepping up our fashion game as of late, but that doesn’t mean that we’re completely ditching our love for loungewear. These joggers are just as comfortable as they are stylish, so they’ll make a great choice, whether you’re working from home or running errands. Pair the pants with the matching lime green pullover, for a complete look.
Lime green home decor
Adding some fun throw pillows in your bedroom or living room setup is one way to switch up your decor for the season, without leaving a major dent in your wallet. And to make things easier, these bright covers can be slipped over the pillows that you already have at home. They’re machine washable, so they’re easy to clean, and reviewers say they love the soft textured fabric.
Looking to upgrade your outdoor setup? You’ll love this bistro set for backyard wine nights or intimate meals with friends. The set comes with a weatherproof table and two chairs, which are built to last — even through the unpredictable spring and summer weather.
Add a pop of color to your home office or bedroom with this area rug. It comes in a few different sizes, so you’re bound to find one to fit your space. It’s soil- and stain-resistant, too, so it’s great for anyone with messy little ones or furry friends at home.
Sage is a tinted color, which means it has white added to it, explained Ryen Anderson, a color expert for personal styling service, Stitch Fix. One of the easiest ways to style the shade is by pairing it with other tinted colors. “Sage will look great with a washed-out grey denim, a dusty blue or you can make some bold choices and wear a sage dress paired with a blush color accessory,” he said. “White also looks great with sage.”
This flattering scoop neck option is super versatile, so it’s an easy way to incorporate the shade into your wardrobe. Follow Anderson’s recommendations and pair the top with a white jacket or a washed-out pair of jeans.
Lagos Striped Paperbag Waist Shorts
You’ll need a good pair of shorts to carry you through the warmer seasons and wardrobe stylist Stacee Michelle said this cute striped option will pair perfectly with a snug tank top or a bodysuit.
Overland Linen Top
“The ’90s are back and so are crop tops,” Michelle said. For a complete look, she recommends pairing the top with high-waist wide-leg vintage jeans.
Lulus Sleeveless Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
“This sleeveless jumpsuit works for every occasion,” Michelle said. “Dress it up with heels and statement earrings for a night out or keep it casual by layering a denim jacket with sandals.”
Shirt jackets are a huge trend right now, thanks to their versatility, and Heather Newberger, stylist and author of “How to Date Your Wardrobe,” said that this one is “the perfect fit for spring.”
“Priced at a mere $21, this is your new favorite sweater for spring,” Newberger said. “I love the woven chevrons, and the sleeves make it feel luxe, while the color mutes it from being too obnoxious.”
If you’re not feeling totally ready to make the switch to “normal” clothes just yet, you can incorporate the trend into your loungewear collection with these comfortable leggings. They have a wide, flattering waistband and are made from a UPF 50+ rated material to protect you from the sun.
Sage home decor
Clare OMGreen Paint
If you’re the type to dive headfirst into a DIY project, interior designer Taniya Nayak suggests repainting a wall, cabinets or a piece of furniture using the on-trend color. For just $2, you can get a removable swatch to test the color out on different surfaces before you commit.
Drew Barrymore recently launched her kitchen collection, Beautiful, at Walmart. And just as the name would suggest, it’s filled with stunning (and functional) products for the home chef. From a cookware set to an air fryer, many pieces in the collection come in the on-trend green shade, but we appreciate this one-touch kettle, which will look great sitting on your kitchen counter. It comes with preset temperature buttons for all types of tea and a convenient 60-minute Keep Warm mode.
In the home, sage can add a pop of color to your space, while still fitting into a neutral palette, said interior designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo of Laurie Blumenfeld Design. Sage can be paired with dusty pink or mustard yellow and ivory or clay shades, as well as deeper tones of greens, like pine or black-green. Add this sage duvet set to your room, and pair it with sheets or throw pillows in one of the suggested tones.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper has become a popular option for home upgrades since it’s low commitment and renter friendly. These tiles will look great in your bathroom or kitchen and won’t yellow or crack over time.
Fleur du Mal Cowl Neck Slip Dress
Emerald can be a little trickier to style, Newberger said, but you shouldn’t be afraid of the bold color. “Just wearing a touch of it can add ineffable class to almost any outfit,” she said. “Whether it’s with a handbag or you’ve fallen for the same pajama set that I’ve had my eyes on all quarantine, bringing some emerald into the mix can elevate just about any look.”
Newberger likes this eye-catching emerald slip as one way to wear the color. The luxe silk dress is an elegant choice, whether you’re dressing up for date night at home or an evening out.
Averie Sleep Zola Two-Piece Set
This is the pajama set that Newberger said she’s had her eyes on for the last year. “I love how the lush emerald plays off the tigers to make going to sleep look super chic.”
Reformation Molly Two-Piece
“I love these emerald, ribbed separates from Reformation for their casual elegance,” Newberger said. “They can be worn just as easily to a date as they can a rehearsal dinner.”
These days, no look is complete without a mask, and this will add the perfect pop of color to your outfit. It’s made from pure mulberry silk, which dermatologists say is more skin friendly than your typical fabric mask.
Still the One Floral Print Satin Dress
“Nothing says summer is near like a maxi dress,” Michelle said. “The emerald jewel tone of this dress blends beautifully with the floral print, bringing a resort look to your closet.”
Zara Satin Effect Midi Skirt
Michelle also likes this midi skirt, which really lets the color speak for itself. You can take it from a work-appropriate to weekend look simply by swapping out your shoes, she said.
Emerald home decor
This chic ottoman will make the ultimate addition to your living room, thanks to its multi-functionality. It can be used as a comfortable seat, with hidden storage or you can flip the top over to reveal a sturdy wooden surface and transform it into a coffee table.
If you don’t have room to make any major additions to your home, adding a bold-colored throw to your sofa or bed can be a great low-commitment way to bring the trend to your space.
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