Does your skin have warm undertones? Try yellow-based greens, like apple and moss. Cool undertones? Go for a blue-tinged shade (as seen here), such as spruce or emerald.
To buy: DKNY stretch crepe de chine top, $175, dkny.com for stores. Lydell NYC metal-and-glass earrings, $42, e-mail email@example.com for information.
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Pair Green With...Dusty Rose
According to the color wheel, the complementary opposite of green is red. Muted pink is a more sophisticated and summery alternative with just as much pop.
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With Dusty Rose
To buy: Rebecca Taylor chiffon skirt, $295, 212-243-2600. Coach leather bag, $598, 866-262-2440 for stores.
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With Dusty Rose
To buy: Lydell NYC metal-and-acrylic earrings, $38, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Banana Republic cotton top, $29.50, bananarepublic.com.
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Pair Green With...Pale Blue
These shades are like two peas in a pod. They’re neighbors on the color spectrum and companions in nature. (Look right outside your window: verdant grass and an azure sky.) Choose simple silhouettes to accentuate the crispness of this match.
The trick to making this duo sing is to pick just the right tan—and cognac is it. The warm earth tone grounds any shade of green, from Kelly to army to forest, resulting in a perfect summer-to-fall look that’s refined enough for the office.
To buy: David Meister polyester dress, $365, davidmeister.com for stores. Nine West faux-leather clutch, $69, ninewest.com. Edmundo Castillo leather heels, $507, 877-551-7257.