August 17, 2015

10 Ideas for Wearing Mint Green

How to wear mint green.

Top 10 Ideas for Wearing Mint Green

Hello friends! Today I want to share with you my top 10 ideas for wearing mint green. While “sweet” might be the first word that comes to mind when you see mint green, this pastel hue color can take on different looks, depending on how it is styled. Keep reading for our top ten tips for wearing this subtle, soft, serene shade.

1. Wear with white

If you do want to go the sugary sweet route, no better way to do this than pairing the mint green with white. It’s fresh, crisp, and clean. That’s what I did with my first look here. I paired the mint green Camilyn Beth dress with white Manolo Blahnik pumps and a vintage white Chanel bag.

2. Finish with faded denim

That’s what I did for my second look. I love the way it gives the mint green more of a cool, edgy look. I added a faded denim vest over my mint green dress. I also really like how JCrew has styled this mint green blazer with faded denim jeans.

3. Choose some chocolate

I love this unexpected color combination idea shared by Lucky Magazine. Chocolate brown with mint green both grounds the green, plus helps transition the hue into fall. It even embodies that retro vibe that is so big for this fall.

4. Ground it with gray

If your shade of mint green leans really cool, ground it with some gray. The two cool tones play really well together. In fact, I love the idea of gray looks accessorized with mint green. For instance, try this gray dress with these mint green sneakers and mint green bag.

5. Try it with some tan

Tan provides another great route for transitioning mint green from summer to fall. I picked up this tan long vest for fall, and I plan to wear it over a mint green tee and light denim boyfriend jeans.

6. Join the navy

Navy gives mint green an accessible, relaxed vibe. Think about pairing dark denim skinny jeans and a navy cardigan with a mint green tee. Silver accents work best with this look.

7. Pair with pink

Isn’t this styling idea from Teen Vogue super cute? One note of caution when pairing mint green with non-neutral colors: match the saturation. That is, if your mint green is very light in tone, pair it with a light pink. But if the mint green is more saturated, you can go with a bolder pink.

8. Top with a floral

If you’re bold enough to wear colored jeans, may we suggest these mint green jeans paired with this floral top? A sure combination: mint green + florals. The fresh blue-green shade looks great with the natural beauty of florals.

9. Add an accent

Not quite ready to fully commit to mint green? That’s okay. There are plenty of stylish, affordable accents that allow you to try the tone. Throw on this necklace or this necklace as an accent to any of the colors mentioned above. Or, layer on this scarf over a basic tee and jeans.

10. Dip your toes into the color

Literally, dip your toes (and hands) into the color by trying it on your nails. This is an easy way to incorporate this lovely shade into your look. My favorite mint nail shade is this OPI “That’s Hula-rious” color.

To shop the best selection of mint green items, be sure to see our round-up of items here.

Shop My Mint Green Looks

Look 1: Camilyn Beth dress | Manolo Blahnik white pumps (inexpensive option here) | vintage Chanel purse from The Vintage Contessa (Chanel option here; reasonably priced option here) | Hermes bracelet (similar here) | OPI nail polish

Look 2 Camilyn Beth dress | JCrew denim vest (inexpensive, especially with 30% off with code “SHOPMORE”) | Bao Bao Issey Miyake tote | Dolce & Gabbana sneakers (similar reasonably priced option here) | Ray-Ban mirrored aviators | OPI nail polish

There you go, 10 ideas for wearing mint green. Is this a tone you’ll try? How would you style it? It really is so lovely and quite flattering on most everyone, when styled properly.

Photos by Justin James Photography

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