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50 Shades Of Green

Olive, emerald, lime, forest, sage, chartreuse, mint, fern, army…alright so it wasn’t quite 50 but we gave it a go! The colour green has been big news this Autumn/Winter 2014 season both on the catwalk and on the high-street. It also has the extra advantage of being a traditionally festive colour so chances are lately you have been seeing a lot of it! Even with Christmas being done and dusted for another year that doesn’t mean green will be fading away. Some people are put off from wearing green as they find it hard to blend with the rest of an outfit but that has been made easier in recent years with patterns and prints, namely camouflage, and a rise in popularity of items like green chinos and knit jumpers.

Now we’re not saying you leave the house head to toe in different shades of green but we don’t want you to neglect it either. Here we have picked out a few pieces for you to mix and match with other colours in your wardrobe.

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Let’s start with outerwear. This Alpha Industries Polar Jacket is a coat that you won’t want to take off. Great for the outdoors but also the commute and would work well layered over a suit or shirt and trousers. Dark greens like Hilfiger Denim Parka work particularly well when contrasted with black. Both of these are top quality coats and though a bit of investment piece will last you a fair few years!

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If you are going for a green sweatshirt or jumper like either this Jack & Jones Raffia Sweatshirt in ponderosa pine (that’s a new one to add to the list) or the Carhartt Bottle Green/White College Sweatshirt (and another!) , earthy and neutral trousers will work well for a preppy/smart look or jeans for a more casual outfit.

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Everyman knows you can’t go wrong with a classic polo t-shirt and the Hilfiger Denim Pilot Flag Polo is no different. A nice rich green, you could pair it with a casual jacket or wear it under a jumper.  If you are into your baseball or sports jerseys the Curved Hem T-shirt from Sik Silk will make you a very happy man. As smooth as it looks it comes in a long fit and would look great with joggers down at the gym or with some skinny jeans for out in the town.

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If you can’t justify splashing out a whole new green wardrobe (which is fair enough), why not go for a few green accessories instead? Here we have picked the Eastpak BackPack, Lyle & Scott Colour Block Socks and New Balance 410 Trainers.

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