I was so eager to post my bluebell shots that I forgot I still needed to publish these now long passed daffodil pictures – but I still love the woodland backdrop and my Springlike outfit, so thought I would share them regardless. A walk in the woods is my favourite tonic and I love how they evolve throughout the seasons – particularly in their first flush of tentative greenery – and as greenery was the theme of this post, I thought it seemed appropriate. Green: symbolic of newness, Spring, freshness, revival. Reminiscent of foliage, of Spring, of restoration. It’s the neutral of nature’s colour palette, from grassy shades to jewel hues and everything in between. ‘Greenery’ is even Pantone’s much-coveted Colour of the Year for 2017, a bright yellow-green suggesting Spring growth. The company’s symbolic choice of shade is meant to echo popular culture and global shifts in moods and attitudes, perhaps signifying a move towards embracing more greenery in our lives (plants are so in vogue) and hopefully in the ecological sense too.
Green may be ‘in’ but I’ve always loved the colour when it comes to style and interiors, whether fresh mint or muted sage for spring/summer; rich emerald or sumptuous bottle green in Winter. There’s a shade to suit everyone and it really complements all manner of other hues. While I’m no longer an avid follower of the trend pages, it is nice to see my love of green prolific on the high street, particularly in my all-time favourite combination with pink. For me, green will never be out of style. This vintage tea dress is a case in point: the retro, graphic Mary Quant-esque pattern in white and emerald stands out against the black background and looks as fresh and current as it probably did when its first owner took it for a spin. It was a charity find last Summer and just keeps on giving – working with a polo neck and tights or cardi and sandals. And we all know I can’t resist a Peter Pan collar and cute buttons, never mind when they come in shades of green. In the words of Pedro Caldéron de la Barca, “Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises”. I couldn’t agree more.
Are you a fan of green? What are you wearing at the moment?
What I’m wearing: vintage dress; M&S cardigan; boots c/o Boden; vintage accessories.