Often written off as the requisite color of Izod fans and Nantucket vacation-goers, Kelly green is now the most elegant hue for fall. Not only does it add an unexpected pop of color, it's also the ideal summer-to-fall-transition shade. Below, the chicest ways to go green:
Nobody does vibrant shifts like London designer Roland Mouret. His emerald sheath dress ($1,400) is a standout among a sea of drab, black-tie frocks, and its cape-like structure adds a touch of Brontë intrigue. Go bold from head to toe with cream-colored pumps.
Fendi's irresistible green penny loafers ($336) channel walks through Lake Como's hidden side streets. The shoes pack a punch on their own but look expertly color-blocked with coral or navy Capri pants.
The Proenza Schouler chaps have made a name for themselves with their jet-black PS1 bags. Their new Kelly green carryall ($1,895) beautifully camouflages the chaos of dry-cleaning receipts and errant lipsticks.
J. Crew's merino V-neck sweaters are our all-time favorite basics. This bright-green version ($60) is light enough for warm September days but will also enliven a chilly-weather getup. Embrace the preppy-chic look with a crisp, camel coat.