Color Crush: Forest Green

forest green fall fashion trend 2013

When I wore my forest green sweater this week, I was reminded how much I love that color. Then lo and behold, I was thumbing through the latest issue of InStyle Magazine only to find a whole 2-page feature on forest green. Evidently it’s a hot trend this season!

forest green cable knit cardigan

Forest green is perfect for this time of year. It looks great paired with browns and beiges for a subtle earthy vibe and  goes perfectly with burgundy and rust-orange tones for fall. Around the holidays I love to see evergreen in formalwear mixed with black, and forest green is always preppy-chic when paired with navy blue! Plus forest green is a great accent color when carried as a purse or worn as shoes.

You know that LOFT boyfriend cardigan that I have in mustard? Well, it comes in forest green. Take a look!

boyfriend cardigan

But I am MADLY in love with their Ribbed Yoke Drapey Sleeve Sweater. How ADORABLE is that!?

Ribbed Yoke Drapey Sleeve Sweater

Let’s talk dresses. Take a look at these fabulous finds. Any one of these would be perfect for a dressy holiday office party or a holiday wedding.

forest green dresses

Ponte Knit Sheath Dress | Retro Lace Dress | Ponte Knit Peplum Dress | Jersey Faux Wrap Dress

You know me, though. My favorite way to incorporate a trendy color into my wardrobe is with a fabulous handbag. How AMAZING is this Michael Kors ‘Hamilton’ Saffiano Leather Satchel with this gray and black outfit???

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For a more budget friendly version, this Mondani Kiley Tote from Kohl’s is super cute for just $45.


Even shoes look great in forest green. You can’t go wrong with a classic Hunter rain boot.

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But I think forest green pumps and ballet flats are equally cute.


Or these booties — technically they’re moss green, but that’s pretty foresty, right?!

green suede booties

And of course you know how I love my colored jeans!!

I perused Pinterest for a sec to get some outfit ideas for forest green jeans. (Okay, no one peruses Pinterest for a sec. It was more like an hour. But who’s counting? I’m pretty sure time spent on Pinterest doesn’t count.)

I’m LOVING the AE knit jeggings in green forest.


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This look is fabulous. I just love forest green with black.

forest green jeans

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Find similar forest green jeans here ($278) and here ($34.94 + 25% off with code ONTAKE25). Plus GAP has legging cords ($59.95 + 25% off with code GAPSAVE).


Oh hi, forest green tights!

forest green tights

And let us not forget about green nails! How fab is this glittery green Bewitched by Laura Mercier???


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Okay. I’m done now. If only money grew on trees . . .

Are you feeling the love for forest green??

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19 Responses

  1. Gorgeous!! The Michael Kors bag…. *swoon* And also the wrap dress you have in the collage. Love.
    I love wearing green. I think it always gets a bad rap but I think deep greens like the Forest Green you are featuring are just gorgeous

  2. I love forrest green for fall and winter! I was just working on a post about my love of tangerine for next week, and I am so happy I popped over to see this post. Now I know I’m not the only person obsessing over a color for the season. Ha! That tote from Kohls is just fabulous and right in my budget. I just may have to purchase it.

  3. Stopping by from Fab Fridays Linkup! Love all the green! This reminds me that I have a pair of forest green tights that I should break out today!

    <3 Vicki

  4. I have always loved forest green – my bridesmaid’s dresses were made in that color when I got married 19 years ago! Then it went away for awhile – but I am glad it is back! And I wanted to tell you, based on your blog, and another I follow, who both had the boyfriend sweater from Loft in mustard and raved about it, I bought one today! I don’t have any mustard in my wardrobe at all – so what colors can I pair it with for pants besides the obvious black?

    1. I just got a mustard sweater, too. I’ve paired it with burgundy and purple, planning to wear it with royal blue, too…think gemstone colors – deep, vibrant colors. Also would work with brown.

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