TV Segment: How To Wear Green

This story airs on  Great Day Houston on March 19, 2013. The video clip of the segment will be added later today. A special thank you to Dillard’s for providing the clothing and some of the accessories used in the segment. Thank you to La Prairie, Sally Hansen, Wet and Wild, and Goodey for providing products to test, demonstrate, display and give away to the audience. Tips and info about the items shown are provided below. Thanks for watching!

Pantone – the color forcasters – named Emerald Green as the color of the year for 2013. This year it’s the featured color for beauty, fashion, home décor and even the movies! Click here for some inspiring greens.

Here are some easy ideas for adding green to your look this year.

Green Accessories – Accessories are an inexpensive and easy way to add green to the clothes you already own. Start with a neutral outfit of black, white, brown, cream, tan, gray or navy and add two or three green accessories – such as jewelry, bag, belt, or shoes. The shades of green can be the same or different.

Green Clothing – Green looks good on every skin tone. Try on different greens to see what looks good on you – mint, kelly, sping, forest, sea foam, sage. Wear a solid color or a pattern with green in it. Here are two ways to wear green:

  • Model Jan – wearing a green dress (Ann Klein, $119)  with neutral accessories, two gold and turquoise enamel chain necklaces (Dillard’s $38), gold bangles (Dillard’s 3 for $38) and nude patent leather sandals (Michael Kors, $110). The neural accessories tone down the boldness of the green dress. If you can’t find a shade of green that looks good with your skin tone, opt for green pants or pencil skirt.
  • Model Melissa – wearing a green dress (Ralph Lauren, $164) with colorful accessories, an electric blue blazer (Investments, $49), magenta shoes (Vince Cavuto) and gold hoop earrings (Kenneth Cole $32). The color blocking pumpsup the boldness of the green dress.

Face – Add green to your eyemake up. For a subtle look, replace your black or brown eyeliner with forest green. Or add sage green to your neutral eye look instead of brown. For more impact, layer on a brighter shade of green or use an eye primer under your eye shadow.


HairKelly Osborne wears lavender hair…why not green hair? Try green hair color all over or just in streaks. Or add some green hair accessories, like a head band, scarf, barrette or pony-tail holder.

  • Pedestal – Streakers washable green hilights ($11.95, works for blond or light brown hair) and an assortment of hair accessories – barettes, scarves, head bands, clips, ponytail holders, etc.

Nails – Noone wears nude nails anymore. It’s so easy to add green to your manicure or pedicure. Try subtle pale green, forest green, Kelly green or high-impact green nail art.

For more green inspiration, check out this board on Pintrest.

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