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Get refreshed: 18 Green accents to inspire your style

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

So fresh and so clean

As if you needed another reason to go green, it turns out that surrounding yourself with the color can totally put your mind (and body) at ease. From perfume to plants, here are a few of our favorite green things to help you relax.

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Green fashion

With its close ties to nature and rebirth, it’s no surprise green is the go-to color to energize your wardrobe for spring/summer. The good news is, it looks great on every skin type. It’s all about finding the right green hue for you, whether it be army, mint, apple, lime, forest or olive. Do some experimentation at your local department store to figure out which shade of green works best for you. Want to appear down-to-earth? Try a muted green. Want to come off as young, fun and playful? A bright green tote or hat is probably your best bet (we’d recommend steering clear of neons for a job interview though). Blue-greens are a solid choice for women who want to maintain a friendly and approachable air, yet still ooze confidence as well.

Green Fashion Accessories

Shoe Cult Marion Flatform (Nastygal.com, $65); Henri Bendel West 57th E/W Tote (Henribendel.com, $209); Topshop Morrocan Tile Print Scarf (Topshop.com, $32); ALDO Amphillis Ring (Aldo.com, $10); Rayban Cherish Sunglasses (Revolveclothing.com, $45); Reason Bored Beanie (Tillys.com, $22)

Green decor

Performers hang out in green rooms to relax and calm their nerves before a big show. So if you’re feeling stressed out and/or overwhelmed, maybe it’s time you create your own. Get back to nature and revive the energy in your house by using green as a soothing accent color (think green plants, pillows and perhaps even a green accent wall). In Feng Shui, green represents renewal and health. However, just like in nature where there are thousands of different shades of green, to reap the full healing benefits of the hue it’s important to incorporate a variety of different green shades into your home too. Mix bright greens with light greens, jades, emeralds, limes and more. For increased concentration and peace of mind at work, green can be a great color to decorate with as well. Plus, who knows, because it’s the color of money it may even motivate you to increase your wealth.

Green Home Decor

Alassis Eucalyptus & Bamboo Reed Diffuser (Bloomingdales.com, $30); Green Hydrangea Faux Arrangement (Insideavenue.com, $235); Imports From Marrakesh Green Moroccan Pouf (Purehome.com, $250); Faux Taxidermy Large Bear Head Wall Hanging (Etsy.com, $92); Green Globe (Chapters.indigo.ca, $30)

Green beauty products

What do Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner and Kesha all have in common? Besides the fact that they’re celebrities, green hair, of course. If you’re itching to refresh your look for spring without chopping off your locks, play it semi-safe by giving green hair chalk a try first. Not exactly your thing? No worries. Trade in your jet-black mascara for a gorgeous green one, or pretty up your peepers with an emerald smoky eye instead of sticking to basic black. For clearer, calmer skin that’s acne-free, a green tea oil-control mask will be your new bestie. It soothes inflammation, all the while reducing redness and minimizing sebum production. Need a quick pick-me-up? Lift your spirits with a flirty floral green fragrance that’s feminine and fresh at the same time.

Green Beauty Products

Hair Artist Hair Chalk (Tillys.com, $5); Forever 21 Electric Lime Nail Polish (Forever21.com, $3); Boscia Green Tea Oil-Control Mask (Sephora.com, $30); Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow (Beauty.com, $32); Styli Style Colorlash Mascara (Sleekhair.com, $7)

Fun Fact: Thanks in part to green's calming nature, after London’s Blackfriar Bridge was painted the color, suicide rates dropped by an astonishing 34 percent.

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