Maybe you are not ready to dive into this luminous color from head to toe. Even separates in this lush hue might prove to be too much for some of you. The thought of bringing it to the office or getting it wrong might be just plain scary. Luckily, there are so many other ways to incorporate this brazen and vivid color through accessories. Even when emerald is only an accent piece, however, it would inadvertently draw attention through its sophistication and elegance.
My love for emeralds was revived by Angelina Jolie and her Lorraine Schwartz 115-carat Colombian emerald drop earrings and matching 65-carat ring back in the 2009 Oscars. Although pale brunettes have the greatest advantage in showcasing this color, I believe with its wide variety of hues, emerald is universal and fitting for all. When looking for accessories, I focused on darker hues of emerald and when searching for clothing, I focused on lighter colors fitting for spring and summer.
Although emerald is Pantone color of the year, I believe before that it is the color of SPRING. What better color to celebrate growth, renewal, and harmony than emerald. Being surrounded by green during this season makes it so natural and easy to incorporate it in your office wardrobe. If you are not afraid to create additional pop and contrast, pair emerald right next to a shade of red. Green never looks more luminous and green than when paired with red. Selecting lighter hues of both would guarantee that you don’t look festive and “holidayish”.