Yes, Emerald Green is the 2013 color of the year! Now that the buzz and excitement of this fabulous news has died down, reality sets in.  Don't worry! Today we're showing you how to wear green. Green is actually very versatile. When paired with some unexpected colors, it elevates your wardrobe from so-so to HEL-LO! Take a look at the pairings below, then raid your own closet to find fun pieces to mix and match. Most of the items shown are under $100, so no worries about breaking the bank. A Ride on the Color Wheel

Colors that are complementary (as in, they are particularly pleasing together because they play up each others intensity) can be found opposite on the color wheel. Shades of red (ex: pink, magenta, Merlot) are complementary colors to shades of green. Green also looks good paired with colors that are immediately next to it on the wheel. Let's give it a spin, shall we?

how to wear green | the little style file

Shirt: H&M Skirt: J. Crew Earrings & Bracelets: Bauble Bar Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe Shoes: DSW Eye Shadow: Nars Lip Gloss: Nars Nail Polish: butter

This hue is an intensely saturated version of green- gorgeous on nails, shoes, bags, you name it. The richness of the shade can be balanced out by a pale pink. Add as many mixed thin and chunky gold bracelets as you can- the more the merrier for this trend. Aviators are always in style, so switch it up with a pretty pink.

how to wear green | the little style file

Pink Dress: Gap Chevron Necklace: BaubleBar Glasses: Newlook Earrings: Max & Chloe Coral Bib Necklace: Max & Chloe Shoes: Nine West Mint Dress: ModCloth Belt: Gorjana Nail Polish: essie Lip Gloss: Estee Lauder

Yum! This cool, refreshing color pairs wonderfully with a bright pop of coral. Jump on the floral bandwagon and spring for a fun pair of printed shoes. Go glam with cat eye sunglasses- this is the hot shape for shades this season.

how to wear green | the little style file

Dress: Reiss Coat: Vince Camuto Scarf: Banana Republic Shoes: Anne Klein Belt: BCBG Bracelet: Fornash Clutch: Aldo Nail Polish: Estee Lauder Eye Shadow: Shiseido

Why even venture outside of the green color family? For ideas on pairings with different shades of green, grab a paint swatch. Pair different shades together for a cohesive look. If you go head to toe in one color, it can actually be slimming! Using different textures and fabric can also add intrigue. To make it easy, limit the palate to two shades and balance out the look with neutral or gold accessories. A well-cut trench coat and classic nude heels are two investment pieces that will become staples in your wardrobe.

Do you find yourself adding items in your spring wardrobe? What is your advice for how to wear green?

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