The changing of seasons can make dressing a tricky task. Luckily, that’s where transitional pieces come into play — as you’re gearing up for spring’s anticipated arrival (and the warmer temperatures that come with it), now is the time to pull out your transitional clothing items that will surely come in handy as temps warm up. But, what about transitional colors? As it turns out, just like fashion essentials, there are colors that seamlessly go from season to season. More specifically, a popular option right now for transitioning to spring is sage green — which happens to be the perfect in-between of slime green and olive. Just open your Instagram app and you’ll find the shade splattered all over your phone screen.
According to Caroline Maguire, Shopbop’s Fashion Director, all shades of green are trending right now, including sage, mint, lime, and kelly. “We will definitely see sage green continue,” she tells TZR. And when it comes to pairing sage green with other colors, during the spring and summer Maguire loves coupling the hue with pastels like baby pink and sky blues, which she says are ideal shades for the season. As for the colder months, the expert adds, “this color will look best with the [seasonal] neutrals — ivory, cognacs, tan, and khakis.” For instance, try styling a sleek silk sage green blouse with khaki trousers, which will strike the perfect balance between elevated and relaxed. Then, finish off with a cool clog or chunky loafer to add a quirky touch to the ensemble.
To brush up on other ways to style sage green during the changing of seasons, find 10 outfit ideas below. Happy transitional dressing!
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Go For The Hat
A fun (and fuzzy) hat in the soft green shade is perfect for keeping your head warm in the winter and serving as a statement accessory come the early days of spring.
A whimsical cardigan is a catch-all essential in that it’s the perfect layering piece. In the colder months it can be worn easily under any heavy outerwear, then worn on its own with linen pants or lightweight denim as the temps rise.
Prepare For Rain
You never know when it’s going to decide to drizzle, which is why it’s essential to have a chic rain jacket at your disposal. Lift your spirits on gloomy days with a sage green style.
Fresh Office Attire
Swap out your black or beige office suiting for a fresh sage green set. And, consider taking advantage of the last couple months of winter by opting for roomy trousers.
Winter Meets Spring
An outfit formula consisting of a plaid shirt jacket, cotton shorts or pants, and sneakers or boots is transitional dressing at its finest. Choose these pieces in light green for the perfect spring ensemble. Come March, swap out the boots for sandals.
If you’re looking for a ladylike way to test drive the emerging color, try a dress with puff sleeves. Keep the rest of the outfit on the softer side by finishing off with cream accessories.
If you live somewhere like Los Angeles where your wardrobe doesn’t change too much come winter, continue wearing your trusty sage tee and bandana. Feel like you’re missing out on the season? A pair of leather boots or a lightweight jacket should do the trick.
Matching sets aren’t going anywhere this year, so scoop one up in a joyful hue. Try accessorizing your light green outfit with tan leather boots and a cognac jacket, as suggested by Maguire.
Pop Of Color
Sometimes all a pared-back ensemble needs is a pastel bag to bring it to the next level. As it turns out, a light blue menswear-like button-down and sage leather bag call for an exciting contrast.
Spruce Up A Classic Combo
A white tee and jeans will always be in style — but, if you’re on a quest to bring this classic combination up a notch, try adding a trendy sage handbag into the mix.
Start Sandal Season Early
You can still wear your favorite sandals during the last weeks of winter, especially if they are a transitional hue like sage and come in a cozy material — just add thick socks to the mix. Bonus point if you pair the shoes with additional green pieces throughout your getup.
Green On Green
If you’re loving a whole slew of green hues at the moment, don’t hold back from adding a few to your look. Just try sticking to a lighter color palette and the finish won’t be too all over the place.
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