October 5, 2013

Run Forest, Run!

Hello There!

It is fall once again, and I am overjoyed. Autumn is my favorite season, so it makes me excited to hear about all the new trends and throw on sweaters and boots. Last year I talked about my love for the color oxblood, and it got a lot of buzz. So this year I chose a new favorite color for fall, and this year it's forest green. It is such a rich color and so sophisticated, and looks awesome with gold and cornflower blue. Here are some of my favorite pieces in my new favorite hue:

If you are afraid to wear forest green clothing, you can wear it on your nails on your face! I love this forest green polish by Essie in "Going Incognito," because it is a creme-finish polish that wears beautifully on the nails and is opaque in about two coats. It is also one of the only inexpensive dark green polishes that I can find, and I love it!

If you want to wear some green makeup, because who doesn't, then I would wear it as either a liner or in the outer corner. For a great sparkly liner, I would choose the Stila waterproof liner for its longevity, and for shadow I would choose the ELF palette in Day to Night, which has a great matte forest green that is pigmented and blends beautifully. Both would work well to give subtle edge to any makeup look. However, blending a shimmer-y deep green shadow over the lid and buffing a chocolate brown into the crease can also make a fun evening eye. 

If you want to go for full on green, I love forest green jeans or a deep emerald top. I found lovely green jeans on Stylebop, that are a bit expensive but would go with just about everything. However, if you want forest green with a twist Urban Outfitters has a really cool pair in a pine ombre shade. There are also lots of deep green tops out there that can be worn under big cardigans, like a tank top from ASOS or a sweater with elbow patches from Burberry. Both look great with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and black or dark brown riding boots. 

When you wear forest green, you can pair it with bright shades or metallic tones because it is so dark and almost looks like a neutral. I would recommend a bright cornflower blue scarf from Etsy or a rose gold watch from Fossil for a cool contrast. Both would look great and create a sophisticated fall look. 

I love forest green because it goes with just about everything, and looks so gorgeous with lots of black and a pop of color.

What is your favorite color for fall?

xx BB