It’s interesting that fashionistas and style bloggers everywhere picked up on this color trend so strongly. Mint green showed up on the spring runways for sure, but it was nowhere near as explosive as light blue, and it wasn’t that consistent, either. Meaning it wasn’t just mint green—it was a huge variety of light greens, from mint to celadon, sage to spring.
Yet for some reason, it was mint green that resonated with the average consumer. I’m guessing it has something to do with our current fascination with anything that reminds us of childhood (see: sequins, cupcakes, and glitter). Whatever the reason, mint green went from being a color I merely noticed on the runway last year to being a color that’s in my face this summer.
Anyway, on to the fun part! My friends have been asking how they should wear this trendy color. So let’s go to my favorite fashion consultant, the spring 2012 runway shows.
Question: Which mint green pieces should I buy?
A Floaty Dress
Inspired by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Jaeger London, Richard Nicoll, and Sportmax:
A Floaty Skirt
Inspired by Rodarte, Aquilano e Rimondi, Jill Stuart, and Veronique Leroy:
An Everyday Suit
Inspired by Christian Cota, Jill Stuart, Sportmax, and Fashion East:
A Knit Sweater
Inspired by Alice and Olivia, J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Marc Jacobs:
Inspired by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Christopher Kane, and Barbara Tfank:
Something with a Mint/Peach/Yellow Ombré Pattern
Inspired by Paolo Frani, Etro, Christian Cota, and Alice and Olivia:
Question: What should I wear mint green with?
With Pale Pink
Inspired by Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton:
With Leopard Print
Inspired by Angelo Marani (x2), J.Crew, House of Holland:
With a Jade Green Accent
Inspired by Massimo Rebecchi, Antonio Berardi, Rubin Chapelle, and Louis Vuitton:
There you have it! If you study these images closely, you’ll see that many themes and color pairings are repeated across categories, one of my favorites being the combination of mint green with either pink, peach, or yellow. But my absolute favorite recurring theme is the most unexpected one: pale green with a dark green accent. It’s the freshest look of all, and I’m dying to try it out.
I’m hoping to blog a bit more this month, so until next trend…!