Emerald City

elie saab

The official colour of 2013 is Emerald according to the Pantone Color Institute. This explains why when I glanced in my closet the other day, I saw two new Emerald pieces in there!


I purchased these items oblivious to the trend and it made me realize how influenced we are by the fashion industry – sometimes without even realizing it. It reminds me of that scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Meryl Streep’s character gives the “cerulean speech” to Anne Hathaway’s character (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go check it out and them come back and keep reading!)

Another way to rock this rad colour is to accessorize with it:

Jolie necklace from stella & dot

Gold Coast Maryanne handbag by kate spade

I personally have my eyes on these babies:

Nine West pumps with a cut out detail

Hopefully, they still have them in my size when Lent is over (I foolishly gave up online shopping)!

If you are thinking about incorporating some Emerald into your makeup routine, here’s what Sephora says:

Its distinct hue, falling exactly between true blue and true green on the color spectrum makes Emerald a universally flattering tone that activates and enhances every eye colour.

Sephora Pantone Emerald Beauty

Courtesy of sephora.com

If green eyeshadow is a little too bold for you, go subtle with some Emerald mascara – Almay, Covergirl, and Avon all make a version or, if you have some cash to splash, try YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils in “Green Emerald” ($30 USD).


And, quite possibly my favourite way rock Emerald this season is to pair it with a hit of leopard print. How cute and sophisticated is this ensemble?!

Courtesy of livshowroom.com

Pantone also named the following colours in its Spring 2013 Fashion Report:

Courtesy of pantone.com

Which colours are you gonna rock this spring?

Thanks for reading and happy spring (soon)!

3 comments on “Emerald City

  1. Iva says:

    What a wonderful color, I am not a fan of green but emerald green is just another story.

    • sharah says:

      Hi Iva! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! I am a huge fan of colour in general, but I agree with you – Emerald may be a cut above the rest!

  2. I love emerald. It is such a bold and statement-making color!But- I am going to be rocking a lot of purple (my fav color) this spring.

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