Pantone, the world’s leading authority on colours, announced that emerald will be 2013’s colour of the year, so we can’t wait to wear this gorgeous jewel tone in the new year! Check out these great emerald-colour accessories so you can be the first to sport the trend.
As women, we’re practically genetically engineered to love and appreciate jewellery. It’s the perfect way to add an elegant touch or a bold statement to your look. And fortunately for us, emerald is one colour that can’t help but look glamorous and royal when dangling from a chain or set into a ring. When you leave the house sporting this emerald pendant or emerald ring, it will be easy to feel like the queen you are (sears.ca, $100).
Wearing a neutral-tone coat such as black, brown or grey during the winter makes it easy to be assured it will go well with any ensemble. But that neutral coat can quickly seem boring if you don’t dress it up with some fun accessories. An attractive purse such as this emerald leather tote will do just that (nordstrom.com, $341). Plus, emerald’s bright but deep tone makes it a great year-round colour, so you’ll get lots of use out of this bag in the winter, spring, summer and fall.
A versatile stole
If you want to don this glamorous colour in a variety of ways throughout the year, a stole is the way to go. It will keep your neck warm and toasty in the winter and will drape elegantly over your shoulders when things get a little breezy in the summer. This lightweight cashmere stole from Neiman Marcus, for example, is too classy and stylish to pass up (neimanmarcus.com, $146).
As always, no look would be complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Chances are you have enough pairs of black pumps and neutral flats, so amp things up this year with a pair of bold emerald-tone shoes. These emerald print pumps by Kate Spade are both classy and sassy (nordstrom.com, $341). Or if you need something a little more comfortable for day-to-day wear, check out these VC Signature loafers (nordstrom.com, $192).
And these accessories are just the beginning! With emerald being such a striking colour, we have no doubt you’ll be able to get your hands on emerald everything in the new year. So snatch them up while you can!
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