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Green for Summers

As a Summer, the general rule for wearing green is 'proceed with caution', but when you get it right green is a great shade to have in your arsenal, providing a refreshing change from the seemingly endless swathes of pink and blue which can often take over the Summer wardrobe.

Your greens need to not only be more blue than yellow (green, of course, being primarily made up of these two shades) but also be slightly softened to prevent them tipping into the Winter palette.

Your greens fall into three categories - deep sea, jade and pastel. Let's take a look at how to identify each one, and put it together in an outfit.

Sea green is perhaps the safest and easiest Summer green. It has a definite air of teal about it, but is deep and blue-toned enough to keep it in the Summer palette rather than Autumn. Keep the cool toned feel by pairing it with charcoal and blue shades.

Kettlewell items shown: Short Cascade WrapSoft Square VestSingle Wrap Bracelet

Perhaps the trickiest of Summer's greens, as it can easily spill over into being a Spring or an Autumn shade with just a hint too much yellow, but jade green can give a lovely bright feel to a Summer outfit when you want to mix things up a little. Choose jade shades that have a blueish turquoise feel to them, and aren't too bright.

Kettlewell items shown: Milan Knit CardiganDaphne BlouseShort Ruched SkirtTassel Necklace

As you're probably worked out as a Summer, pastels can be great on you, either as a full outfit or to lift and brighten around your face. Your pastel green is a soft spearmint shade, definitely more blue than yellow toned, almost heading into pastel duck egg territory. A mint green tee paired with soft white linen trousers or shorts is a simple and fresh look that feels completely different to the go-to Summer staples of washed blue and taupe linen shades.

Kettlewell items shown: Short Cascade WrapFine Cotton TeeSuede Tassel Clutch

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