When Pantone crowned emerald the 2013 color of the year, our hearts skipped a beat. Not only do we love incorporating the rich hue into our homes, but it’s one of our favorite colors to wear too! Emerald is one of the most flattering colors you can have in your closet- in fact, we don’t think we’ve seen it look bad on anyone ever. With a shade as versatile as this- you can make it work for any style.

We love the idea of mixing prints. The J.Crew butterfly shorts and striped Zara top make for an unexpected yet super fun outfit. Add a skinny belt and loafers to keep the overall look feeling casual. If you’re wanting something fancier, try a monochromatic approach by partnering an emerald dress (like this one by Theory) with matching shoes. You can break it up by topping off the ensemble with a statement necklace and some coordinating accessories. We love both looks, but have to say- the Tory Burch cross-body bag in the ever-popular shade is number one on our wish lists!

Shop Rue: OUTFIT 1: Top // 2. Bag // 3. Sunglasses // 4. Necklace // 5. Shorts // 6. Loafers // 7. Belt // OUTFIT 2: 1. Dress // 2. Clutch // 3. Necklace // 4. Ring // 5. Shoes // 6. Mascara // 7. Belt // 8. Nail Polish