Green has long been overshadowed as a fashionable color in favor of classic black, brooding red, and millennial pink. But now Pantone has officially set the stage for the freshest color in the spectrum to receive its time in the limelight, so to speak. Although many of us have been naïve to green’s trend potential, some of the flyest dressers in the game have been using it to serve some serious looks throughout their careers.
We already showed you how to incorporate Pantone's color of the year into your wardrobe next season, but we know it's not going to be easy. During these desperate times, there's only one place to turn to for guidance: celebrity sphere. Long before Pantone decided to claim "greenery," some of our favorite trendsetters were owning the color in all of its grass-hued glory. (No disrespect to Kermit the Frog.) It takes some time to find the right shade of green to complement your complexion, but you'll know it when you see it.
Here are 20 wildfire looks to draw inspiration from; come 2017, and surely everyone around you will be green with envy over your new style. Let the inspo take over and try to use as little of your own green (as in money) as possible.
Rihanna is all about that paper, so no surprise that she paves her path toward world domination in green.
Winnie Harlow stepping up to the plate with this dope H&M bomber.
We could all use this Emporio Armani fur coat in our lives so we can look as glam as Alia Shawkat on our December/January cover this year.
Charli XCX pulled off green like a total bo$ when she covered our December/January issue and ended 2015 with a bang.
We see you, Emma Roberts. Way to look sharp, girl. If slits and side eyes could kill...
Zadie Smith looks minimalistic and majestic on her cover of The Gentlewoman.
Nicki Minaj is here to remind you that your wellies should always be on point.
This Molly Goddard dress is what dreams are made of. A little tulle never hurt nobody! Just another casual day in the life of RiRi.
Jaden Smith reaffirms that army green looks good on everybody. We still can't stop thinking about all the looks from his cover story for our August issue.
Zayn Malik is a green machine.
Gigi Hadid is here to speak on behalf of the green athleisure movement in Reebok.
Adwoa Aboah is truly a green vision in this gorgeous gown.
Mother knows best, and Teyana Taylor is a true G.
Chanel Iman bringing out the beauty in olive.
Chloe x Halle take green to another level.
So here for the rise of Zendaya in her own clothing line.
Yara Shahidi makes printed patterns look au naturel.
If you haven't already been taking notes from Solange, you need to invest in a piece by PHLEMUNS. Get in touch with those earth tones.
Take a bow, RiRi.