Signs of a fashionable Spring: Green on the runways makes a strong statement!

Green looks fresh on the runway for Spring 2012

Call it wishful thinking, but I actually saw the first signs of spring yesterday in my garden — clusters of energetic daffodils pushing their determined way through the hard packed soil in my front garden!

Signs of green in the barren winter landscape are such a welcome relief, that I imagine fashion designers are almost as starved for color as I am. And, what better way to herald spring than by using fresh, clean green as an inspiration?

In fact, the 2012 runways were filled with all things green, including the widely touted “Margarita” green – one Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring. Stunning evening wear, office wear and resort wear sported a variety of shades — from kelly to pistachio.

And, Kermit the Frog’s lament aside (“It’s not easy being green”) I find green to be one of the simplest colors to add to a wardrobe. Pair it with gray, tan, beige, white, navy … or if you are bolder, add dashes of green to pink or citrusy hues.

Below are some inspirational pieces that will have you clamoring for spring!

From the runway to real life. Go green this Spring!

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!  

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