I love the colour green. Emerald green is one of my favourite shades, and what better time to wear this colour than at Christmas? I can’t think of any better place to channel your inner green goddess than at a festive party!
Reminiscent of a box of Quality Street, jewel colours look and feel incredibly luxurious; with emerald green a particular winner. Not surprising as green has historically signified wealth (alongside red), and nowadays is also closely associated with paradise.
According to www.psychologytoday.com people who love the colour green are affectionate, loyal and frank. Green lovers are also highly self-aware and consider their reputation very important. I would say this is a pretty accurate description of me, or at least what I aspire to be!
So this party season why not move away from the standard gold and silver and opt for opulent green?
Green suits most skin and hair tones and can be worn with a variety of colours, depending on how bold you want to go! An obvious evening look is to team it with black. However, my personal preference is head-to-toe green, and why not?
There are lots of gorgeous green pieces around right now with lace, velvet, satin and metallic fabrics all on offer and just perfect for Christmas parties and gatherings.
I saw M&S’s green metallic cocktail dress in a magazine and couldn’t resist a closer inspection! It is such a flattering cut – the twist of fabric at the waist area adds shape and hides bumps. The length is great and the material is very soft and comfortable wear (not at all scratchy like some metallics can be). This really is, in my opinion, the perfect party dress!
I also ordered a couple of green separates from M&S – always a good investment as they can be mixed and matched with different items in your wardrobe to create more than one outfit.
This heavy satin green ruffle sleeve blouse is just lovely. The sleeves are fantastic (but might get in the way of eating!!) I’ve teamed it with a pair of wide-legged velvet trousers for a smart look, but it will look great with blue-jeans and heels for low-key drinks with the neighbours.
I also love this green satin ruffle pencil skirt. The shape and detail of this skirt is the focus, so pairing it with a simple top will suffice. I’ve chosen a fluffy top from Zara, but it could equally be worn for work with a smart blouse once you’ve shimmied on the dance floor at a festive party.
So what are your thoughts? Are you a fan of green like me? Hopefully I’ve provided a little inspo for your festive party outfits? For more green outfit inspiration, please check out my Pinterest Board: Green.
Main image: Eli Saab AW17, taken from www.vogue.co.uk
Until next time!