By now, you’ve likely heard or read that “greenery” is Pantone’s color of the year for 2017. Did you jump for joy at the news or, like me, was your first reaction one of pondering and wondering if someone was playing a joke on you? Though, after giving it some thought as well as checking for greenery in my closet, I’ve come to embrace its potential.
Greenery is described by Pantone as nature’s neutral, a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew”. Given the drier climate I live in, I cherish the times of the year when the hillsides turn lushly green and the foliage is brightly hued but is it a color I want in my wardrobe?
Apparently, the answer is yes. I don’t have any solid green items but I do have many with patterns that prominently feature green and in a vast range of shades, too. When I decided to use greenery in this first coloring pairing of 2017, I had initially thought to call the post “Greenery And Gray” until I was inspired by an article in a recent issue of Family Circle to pair up my white purse with this outfit.
Articles like these don’t incite me to run out and buy the ‘next new thing’ because I probably already have something like it. What I like about them is that they can often show me how I might wear it differently or in this case, at a different time of the year. While I’ve embraced the idea of wearing white shoes and white jeans past Labor Day, I hadn’t thought to wear my white purse other than during Spring and Summer. I was dressed and ready to go for the photo shoot except for a purse when I spied this one hanging on its hook and it seemed to beckon me. Who was I to resist?
Two weeks ago, I featured the cardigan I’m wearing in Winter White Floral so the title of the magazine spread struck a cord with me. The gray tunic I have on recently appeared in 17 Challenges for ’17 and the boots were a topic of discussion in From Combat Boot To OTK: A Perspective On Being Ageless. If you missed those posts, just click on links and get caught up on your reading.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s post is Kallie, the creative inspiration behind The Flexman Flat. This was Kallie’s first post with the link up and what a wonderful way to meet such a fantastic person. Kallie describes herself as a strong believer in spending money on classic basics and her style approach is to then take those pieces to mix ‘n match with less expensive fun, trendy items.
As you likely know, the weather has been quite dry for about five years in several western U.S. states and in Southern California where I live, the region has especially been hit really hard by the drought. Hearing the rain falling against my window makes me realize how prophetic and timely this color choice is. It appears that the weather pattern is finally changing and the rains are reviving, restoring, and renewing nature after such a long dry spell.
What was your first impression on the choice of greenery as the color of the year for 2017? How are your bringing greenery into your style? Are you going “whole hog” or using a “just a touch” approach?
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