Does anyone else have the reoccurring nightmare of being cornered in the playground by the St. Patrick's Day green patrol? You know, by those obnoxious kids who insist if you're not wearing green on that day, it's their right to pinch you? And by the time you were able to spit out "I'm wearing green underwear!" it's too late and you were pinched anyway. While I have graduated from feeling pressured to wear green on that one day in March, I've still noticed that many people still have very strong feelings about wearing green. Instead of looking at it as a revitalizing, refreshing color, some feel it makes them look sallow or sickly. Some versions of green may have this affect, such as chartreuse, but there's no need to avoid this fresh color completely. And no need to limit your clothing color choices. Here are 5 ways that you can wear green, with or without the red hair, to look as vibrant, renewed, and yes, as lucky as an Irish spring.
1. Repeat your green or blue-green eyes
Small amounts of color tend to change when you place larger amounts next to them. This explains why blue-green eyes can shift to look marine blue or forest green depending on the color that is repeated in your clothing.
2. You don't have green eyes? Repeat the color in your clothing up near your face with accessories and make-up
If you love the earthy green vibe, but you aren't wearing it every day with your eye color, add it to your face in the form of hats, glasses, make-up, or jewelry.
3. Add your hair, blush or lip color to the green
4. Repeat the same degree of warm or cool as your hair
5. Repeat the same degree of warm or cool as your skin
Not sure what your skin tone is? Looking to feel vibrant every day? Let's do a color evaluation!
Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.