People often say that yellow is the happiest colour to wear if you want to inject some joy into your day, but we say there’s a new hue in town that’s just as uplifting, joy-inducing – and a bit cooler, too.
Kelly green is an intense, pure green that is often also referred to as apple green. It gets its name from the common Irish family name, Kelly, as it’s ‘reminiscent of the lush green Irish landscape,’ according to Canva. It’s a totally joyful, yet grown-up, hue that trended this summer and looks set to be just as big this autumn and winter, too. YOU editor Jo Elvin recently professed her love of the zingy colour and the Duchess of Cambridge was even spotted in a Kelly green ensemble just last week.
We’ve picked out 18 pieces from the high street that use the bright kelly green to maximum effect, with prices starting from just £27.99, so there’s something for all budgets and tastes.
18 kelly green picks to wear for AW21
Luxe cashmere in bright kelly green.
Oversized frilly collars is still on trend.
Cut on the bias for that beautiful drape.
The corseting detail elevates this dress.
YOU editor Jo Elvin recently spoke about how much she loves the ‘pop of my favourite kelly green’ on this bag.
Keep cosy in a roll neck.
Try a subtle pop by way of your footwear.
Boucle-style textures are right on trend.
Layer up with a turtle neck.
Kelly green goes surprisingly well with tan.
It’s nearly beanie weather!
Kate Middleton has worn the cardigan version of this dress.
Cable knit is a tried and tested failsafe.
A satin shirt instantly elevates any look.
Dip a toe in the trend with a splash of kelly green on your trainers.
Smart/casual track pants are where it’s at these days.
Adorable dolphin buttons provide a quirky touch.
Sleeveless knits are everywhere this season.