The green trend

I’m calling this the green trend. Like an artist defines times of his work by periods, so fashion is defined by trends. Some trends happen almost perennially and others just pop up unexpectedly.

And so this year we have the green trend. Not emerald green, not lime green, not pastel green, but a sort of deep forest green. The darkest bottle green.

And isn’t it sophisticated? It reminds me of gentry, aristrocracy, the country set. Sumptous, rich, autumnal, wintry, festive, chic – this shade of green has it all.

It looks great on a coat – a bold, colurful satement for the winter months. But I think I love it most of all in sequins – on trousers, skirts or dresses, it works beautifully.

greeen trend twoClockwise, from top left:Forest green boyfriend coat, £99, Betty Jackson @ Debenhams, navy and green scarf, £25, JOY, green sequin trousers, £140, green shopper, £95, both French Connection, green coat, £49.99, H&M, green and navy check top, £12.99, New Look

This deep green works so well with navy, particularly in a tartan or plaid. The darkest forest or bottle green can look almost black, but that’s the twist!

Green trend threeClockwise, from top left: Navy and green plaid shirt dress, £19.99, New Look, green bobble jumper, £19.99, New Look, green coat, £125, JOY, faux two-piece dress, £39, JOY

Accents of green in jewels look great. If you really feel this deep, forest green is too dark, lift it with pattern, or opt for a metallic version, or a lighter shade.

green trend oneClockwise, from top left: Metallic finish jumper, £29.99, H&M, green croc effect dress, £165, French Connection, check crop vest, £9.99, metallic pumps, £9.99, drop earrings, £7.99, all New Look, sequin skirt, £85, Betty Jackson @ Debenhams

Because, as well as these deep forest greens, this green trend is moving into lighter, paler greens – how gorgeous is this coat from French Connection? And the leopard moth print ponyskin coat is a bold and bright way to incorporate green into your wardrobe – and make an entrance!

greeentrend fourClockwise, from top left: Apple green coat, £250, leopard moth print ponyskin coat, £175, both French Connection, deep green bag, £74.95, GAP, sequin dress, £29.50, New Look, green necklace, £7.99, New Look

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