Why This Colour Is What Your Wardrobe Needs Right Now

If there's one shade you need to know about this season, it's dark green. As seen on countless catwalks and street stylers to boot, it's never been so easy (and chic) to be green...

Trends come and go but, as the name of this hue suggests, evergreen is here for the long haul. The shade of the season was spearheaded on the Chloé and Rochas catwalks alike, and has since been adopted by the high street, too. We’re calling it evergreen because this is a very specific shade of green: it’s a dark, forest green and it’s fast becoming a classic.

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L-R: Chloé and Rochas both showed forest green for AW16

L-R: Chloé and Rochas both showed forest green for AW16

Easier to style than tricky navy but every bit as chic as fail-safe black, everything from dresses and skirts to bags and boots has been painted a rich forest green. Thanks to the soft undertones, it’ll suit every hair colour and complexion, and there’s certainly not a lot of shades you can say that about. It also instantly makes your separates look smarter, meaning it’s ideal for your work wardrobe as well as your off-duty ensembles.

Not only will it serve you well throughout the party season (here’s looking at you, Topshop frock) but it’ll also look the part post-Christmas with denim and suede pieces. It also, as the catwalks prove, looks great paired with other block colours such as red and even mustard tones.

It’s not just clothes and shoes, either. There are some amazing home furnishings on the market, too. Again, seeing as this colour pretty much goes with everything, it seems like a pretty sound investment; however many times you decide to redecorate your pad, at least you can rest safe in the knowledge that your existing furniture/furnishings will still look on point.

Just to help you jump on this mossy bandwagon, we’ve rounded up some of the best evergreen buys in the business for you to peruse. Who knew Will Young was on to such a winner?