Commandress Color Week Fall 2012 – Dark Green

Commandress Color Week features work-appropriate clothes and accessories in Fall 2012′s most gorgeous colors, including dark purple, dark green, peacock blue and burgundy.

I have friends who adore wearing dark green – and others who would never dare. Teal, emerald, hunter, jade and other dark greens are bold colors, and it can feel challenging to figure out which other colors look good with them.

Dark greens actually look lovely with a lot of surprising colors, and nature can be your best guide for experimenting. Look at landscapes where dark green is the backdrop for an endless variety of colors. Or look at the gorgeous combination of colors in a peacock’s feathers. (Pictured here: Designer Sleeves Laptop Sleeve in Peacock – $35.99 from eBags.)

If a green dress or blazer seems like too much, consider a handbag or shoe for a fun pop of color.

Inspiration: St. John Collection ‘Luxe Crepe’ Faux Wrap Dress in Emerald – $995 from Nordstrom

Pim + Larkin Eyelet Peplum Top in Jade (Hand Washable) – $59 from Piperlime

Steven by Steve Madden ‘France’ Leather Tote in Cilantro – $198 from Nordstrom (also available in Emerald, Eggplant and several other fun colors)

Alexis L Designs Gold Vermeil and Crystal Pearls – Earrings ($45) and Bracelet ($150) – Made in the USA – available from Etsy

Kate Spade New York Forest Green Tweed Trim Cardigan ($298) and Tweed Pencil Skirt ($348) – from Saks (I would split these up for work as beautiful business casual separates)

Lauren Merkin Simone Cross Body Handbag in Emerald Suede – Made in the USA – $450 from Amazon

Cole Haan Chelsea Pump in Dark Teal Patent – $298 from Nordstrom (shoes are one of the easiest ways to add a little color to your work wardrobe)

Elizabeth and James ‘James’ Silk Blazer in Mallard – $465 from Nordstrom

Additional dark green items previously featured on Commandress:

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9/27/12: This post was updated to replace Endless affiliate links with links to other retailers. (You’ll be missed, Endless!)