I shop a lot. And it’s funny how, when a trend emerges, you don’t really notice your tastes changing — you just find yourself suddenly drawn to certain things. For me lately, it’s been mint. Bringing new meaning to the term “fresh” for spring, it’s a trend that’s surprisingly easy to wear, and flatters every skin tone. Crisp, etherial, or bright, mint can be manipulated and worn any way you want. Take a look at five ways to rock mint this spring.
On your nails, naturally. These are my own nails I did yesterday. I love the tiny accent of mint because it’s unexpected without looking wacky. There’s a lot of nail art out there, and it’s really cute, but I’m definitely more into classics with a twist, and this color combo hits the spot. I used the color “Fashion” by Deborah Lippmann for the base and American Apparel’s “Office” as the mint.
A neutral shoe with mint skinnies. A neutral shoe adds a touch of preppy sophistication to what might otherwise be an overwhelmingly large block of a saturated hue. But the mint color in question has the ability to look beachy and effortless, as long as its allowed the proper room to breathe. I.e. pairing it with white, nude, and other neutrals to create a calming look.
Pair mint with kelly green. This girl knows what she’s doing. She’s combined a nude shoe and a leopard clutch with this colorblocked outfit to create an unexpectedly easy-to-wear look. Back when we first started talking colorblocking on the site, the biggest surprise was how easy it is to wear colors in the same family together. You might never have thought about waking up and wearing all-green, but this girl shows how it can work.
Kick it up a notch with florals. The concept sounds daunting — it’s a lot of trends. But what really brings this look together without going Easter-egg in a hurry is the addition of black. It’s the great equalizer that takes this look from what might only work in a “fashion blog shot” to something you could actually wear to the office. A similar blouse is available at Zara.
Mint jewelry. Mint is a naturally occurring color in a lot of inexpensive minerals, so it’s finding its way into a lot of jewelry this season. Even if you’re not a gal who feels comfortable rocking an entire block of mint in her ensemble, a touch here and there will brighten your look all the same. All pictured jewelry from SendTheTrend.
Can’t resist a fresh trend? This one is among the easiest to wear and the most universally flattering. Use these five tips as your jumping off point, and embellish from there. When you add your personal touch to a versatile hue like mint, it’s hard to go wrong.
Are you a fan of mint for spring?