Green Scene





By Michelle Crowe 



Keira Knightley in Atonement. Universal Studios photo.

The Pantone Color Institute chose Greenery as the 2017 color of the year. This shade is said to be symbolic of new beginnings and evocative of the first days of spring when nature’s greens restore, revive and renew. We must agree with this assessment, especially this year, when we’ve been treated to the sight of buds a few weeks earlier than expected.

Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year: Greenery.

A fresh green like this one is just the pop of delight we need right now.

Greenery is considered a trans-seasonal color and one that lends itself to lots of color combinations.

That’s a reason to love all shades of green. It’s a color that even the black-is-the-new-black crowd appreciates—at least as an accent. Those who aren’t color-phobic love green for its ability to pair with our favorites: navy, white, gray, brown and, yes, pink.

Sail to Sable Classic Long Sleeve Green Tunic Dress—a must.

Preppy brands do brisk business in cheerful green dresses and such. Sail to Sable always wows with the wonderful color combinations of their classic tunics, but the green and blue version in their spring 2017 collection is truly not to be missed. There’s almost no location that this lovely pairing won’t look at home, from the Dearborn Garden Walk or Ravinia to wherever summer travel might lead.


A look on the Versace Spring 2017 runway, later worn by Amal Clooney.

Green is also seen in the collections of some unexpected luxury design houses this season. Amal Clooney was seen stepping out in a brilliant dress from Versace, and while Donatella may be known more for her va-va-voom pieces, this swingy number was elegant and as fresh as can be when worn by the chic Mrs. C.


This glorious Emerald Pool color is on backorder at J.Crew—get on the list.

The fine people at the Pantone Color Institute feel that Greenery should inspire us to take a deep breath and reinvigorate. Choosing a wardrobe addition in any nature-loving shade of green this spring should breathe life into one’s looks and encourage us all to inhale, exhale and smile.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi satin mule adds a touch of green on the go.