Welp, it’s that time again….Diversity Chic day! I sure hope y’all love this series as much as we do, because…we love it. And, in case you haven’t read any 2017 Diversity Chic posts, there are a few things you need to know! Here’s what Diversity Chic is all about:
Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.
Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.
But the real kicker is…now we want you involved! Yep, Diversity Chic is now a linkup! If you’re a blogger, make sure to link up a green look below. Green doesn’t have to be the focus of the look, it just has to be present. We want to see your looks and expand the Diversity Chic fam! And if you’re not a blogger, you can still use the hashtag #diversitychic on social media (feel free to tag me to make sure I don’t miss the post!)
I have a confession to make, guys. Green is one of my least favorite colors to wear. It always has been! I don’t know why, but I am just *not* into it. Combine that with the fact that green is the color of my least favorite holiday, St. Patrick’s Day (come on, a holiday focused around pinching and no presents?! the worst)….I’m just not into green. So when we decided “green” would be our theme for March, I was all about it! I love a good challenge, and honestly I love talking about how to work in trends that you don’t think would normally fit you. That’s one of the best parts of Diversity Chic – proving that no matter what, you can make a trend work for you!
Shorts: Boohoo (available here and only $10!) | Shirt: Boohoo ($7, exact available here and a similar option here) | Jacket: Marshall’s (similar options under $25 here, here and here) | Tights: Super old (similar here) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe ($25, available here) | Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Lip Cream in Pink Lust ($6, available here) | Photos by Stephanie Drenka
So here’s what I did to make green work for me – this is advice you can take for any color you don’t like! Whether you’re a green hater like me, or blue’s not your shade of choice (how dare you), heed my advice!
- Pick a shade that’s easy to match – Let’s be honest, forest green is barely green. I’m kind of cheating, but I don’t regret it for a second! It’s still green, but it’s closer to a neutral so I felt much more comfortable in it than I would a bright green. Plus, it goes with just about everything!
- Choose a pattern you like – Or choose no pattern at all! I picked a plaid because I know I like styling plaid (even though I don’t do it often). I would never choose a pattern I don’t particularly like because then I’m setting myself up for a double challenge – styling a color *and* pattern I’m not used to. Don’t make this harder on yourself.
- Keep the color below the belt – If you aren’t used to wearing a color, keep it away from your face. This is even more important if you have unicorn hair like me, but no matter what your hair color, it’s easier to wear color below the belt. Wearing green shorts instead of a shirt helped me feel like the color wasn’t overwhelming me and it wasn’t so “in my face.”
- When all else fails, accessorize! – I love that Stephanie wore a green bandana – it’s the perfect way to incorporate a color you’re not into. Just a small pop of color can totally change the look….just imagine how Stephanie’s outfit would look without the bandana! Totally different.
Speaking of Stephanie’s look, don’t forget to check out the posts from the other Diversity Chic gals – Stephanie, Sevi and Denise! They are all rocking their looks and they’re wearing green in a completely different way.
So that’s it! Don’t forget to link up your green looks and next time you want to incorporate a new color into your wardrobe, start out with these tips! Or just do it….whatever suits your fancy!