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7 Ways to Add Army Green to Your Wardrobe Closet

If the thought of wearing army green leaves you with a case of the yawns, you’re not alone.  It’s always been a bit too drab and depressing for me, however, I’ve started noticing the little tricks of stylish women who manage to make the shade of military fatigues downright glam, elegant and sexy.


Here she uses a flirty skater skirt in army green to not only show off her legs and a tan, but also adds sexy black strappy sandals…


Using green as a vest she counteracts the drabness with pops of white polka dots and scintillating CZs in her necklace which act as complexion-boosters for the face.


The fit and flair of this dress with ribbing to accentuate an hourglass figure, a circle neck to stay away from the face and frilly shoulders provide enough femininity to ward off the sloppiness that oftentimes accompanies this color.


Adrienne Bailon uses her skin tone and hair color to balance and accentuate this black and green look with matte gold jewelry.


Here Polyvore stylist @johna-cameron uses optic white in a tight knit to add zest to an otherwise toned-down ensemble.  Very elegant, don’t you think?


This may sound strange but the key here is to pay attention to the color of the banner moniker on this magazine cover.  Adding the hot pink shade of the ELLE letters to your army green ensemble–in the form of jewelry, scarves and handbags–would work wonders toward making Princess Madeleine’s classic trench really pop.


Love her or hate her, the late Joan Rivers was often on the best-dressed list. Here she uses black as an anchor and contrasting color, keeps the drab green away from her face and adds glow with matte gold accessories.

How to Imitate the 9 Best Fashion Looks at BeautyCon

Although its focus is beauty and makeup, this weekend’s BeautyCon in NYC was complete with fabulous fashion.  Many outfits are easy to copy.  Here are some of my favorites.


A simple striped knit dress cinched with a black belt or scarf and finished with black tights make this combination pulled together and eye-catching.


You probably already have a black jacket, strappy sandals and the white crop top in this look.  A teal pencil skirt pops the ensemble so you might want to invest in one available here.  You could substitute a mustard or red straight skirt if you already own either of them.


Layered pendant necklaces are the focus of this combo.  They’re also handy to have on hand for the ’70’s vibe happening in fashion right now.


The theme of this outfit is white.  White lace top, white strappy sandals, white bag and white-washed jeans.  Again you probably have a majority of those items in your closet.


A white blazer over a black and white print dress and nude heels make the look on the right effortless.  An all-black ensemble is always a good idea and the attendee on the left edges it out with a leather jacket and bold silver statement necklace.


A red tribal print mini skirt like this makes this outfit come alive.  Again, you probably already own a short black leather jacket, black tights and black boots.


Army green is a must-have for this fall.  Here the attendee looks stylish, comfy and coordinated in a long-sleeve mock-neck crop top and pencil skirt seemingly in a knit fabric.


An unexpected color-combo of navy and dark brown combine to make this modern preppy look.  Off-white pants added to the ensemble.


Stand Out in a Crowd with These 5 Fool-Proof Fashion Tips

Prior to today’s Julien Macdonald Spring 2016 show at LFW, I had a bit of time to people-watch.


A few audience members caught my eye not because of who they are but because of how they put themselves together.


Which prompted this thought:  we spend the majority of our time preparing or waiting for events to begin, events which are often short-lived or anti-climactic.


Why not flip the script and catch others’ attention while we’re in down-time?. We owe it to ourselves to star in our own life-shows, whether we’re in line at the grocery, meandering in the front yard or waiting for a fashion show to begin.

Here are 5 foolproof techniques to get noticed and be remembered long after you’ve left the crowd behind.

Wear Red.


Photo:  Kate Middleton at Wimbledon, 2015.

Photo:  Julie Bishop of Australia meets Kate in Canberra, AU, April, 2014.


Red accessories like hats, bags, scarves and shoes are fail-safe attention-grabbers.

Add Neon to Your Wardrobe.


Here you have a jacket from Holly Fulton’s Spring 2016 show.


Holly also featured neon bags in her SS2016 line.

Wear Something Unexpected.


White hair on a young face, such as this audience member, caught my eye in a crowd of otherwise traditional hair colors.

Large, Colorful Spectacles Draw Attention to Your Eyes.


Think Kelly Green.


I’ll share additional tips and tricks in future posts, so tune in!

10 Bloggers Show You How to Wear the Perfect Shade of Green

What is it about the color green that elicits so many compliments when worn in one’s outfit? Whether your favorite shade is kelly, mint, teal, hunter or something in between, I urge you to find a way to incorporate it into your capsule wardrobe. Even if you wear green in something as small as a tourmaline or garnet ring, you’ll find that total strangers go out of their way to ask you about it.  Here are 10 ideas to spur your outfit creativity.


Photo:  @nuny


Photo:  @leticiarosso


Photo:  @moniqueestyle


Photo:  @omiga


Photo:  @mitzi89


Photo:  @omiga




Photo:  @salvina


Photo: Paula Deiro’s Secrets


Photo:  @tisha

You’ll find all of these looks and more at Chicisimo.com