The last time I fully embraced forest green–heck, the last time I wore forest green–had to be in 7th grade. My favorite outfit that year was a green cable knit sweater with navy trim at the v-neck, paired with a green and navy kilt from Kaufman’s (a now defunct department store in my hometown of Pittsburgh).
A generation later, the color of nature is finally making a fashionable comeback. A plaid Harris Tweed blazer at Rag & Bone caught my eye, as did VPL’s human hair sweater dress. Alex Wang did a forest green satin dress and Devi Kroell offered a draped greenish gold gown, ideal for her well-heeled clients. Chris Benz had fun with chartreuse.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that green is the new black, because that’s just silly. Black will always dominate. However, I do think that green may serve as the favorite neutral over the next couple of years, maybe even matching our beloved grey in popularity. With warmer colors like burgundy, orange and brown sneaking back into our wardrobes, green is the perfect accent.