Each year, color authority Pantone chooses its color of the year. Citing its sense of “clarity, renewal and rejuvenation,” the company has chosen Emerald to be the official color of 2013. We can’t argue with that, so we’ve decided to also make it Style Tutor’s color of the month. Emerald is a bold and sophisticated color, which some may find a bit overpowering as a dominant color in an outfit. This makes it particularly fetching as an accent color to use in accessories — and you don’t have to be able to afford authentic emerald jewelry, as options abound at a more affordable price point. And while jewel tones are often associated with the winter months, several of our picks can work throughout the year.
Style Notes: Gap Printed Flare Dress $59.95 / Timex Weekender Watch $50 / Kendra Scott Viola Chandelier Earrings via Nordstrom $95 / Kate Spade South Kensington Dunn Bag $211 (sale price) / Madewell Silk Charmeuse Shirt in Dotdash $94 / Kate Spade Bauble Dot Necklace via Neiman Marcus $57 (sale price) / Kate Spade Garnet Sunglasses (similar style) / Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh Pump via Nordstrom $148.95 Kate Spade Neena Pant $179 (sale price) / Leslie Danzis Glass Stone Bib Necklace $49