I Was Wrong About 2021's It Color—It's Definitely This

Something that I love about color trends is how very straightforward they are and that anyone anywhere can wear them regardless of climate, budget, or aesthetic. And even though there are multiple color trends in any given year, everyone likes to name the one color that will be everywhere. I'm certainly guilty of this.

Earlier this year, many times over, I declared that the number one color trend of 2021 was destined to be bubblegum pink. While I agree that it's an It color and that brands and people are embracing it, its popularity has been eclipsed a bit this year by none other than kelly green.

Every time I scroll through my Instagram feed as of late, I come across both full-on kelly-green outfits and ones accented by pops of kelly green (especially in the form of a Bottega Veneta accessory). I find it to be flattering on every skin tone, and it feels fresher than bubblegum pink. So I'm hardly surprised by the acute appeal. Not only that, but you don't have to agonize over an Instagram caption when the best one is obviously the frog emoji.

Scroll on for some of my favorite kelly-green outfits and shopping (of course).

If you're not sure how to wear kelly green but want to make a statement, a blazer is a great way to do it.

Kelly green color trend



A kelly-green sweater-vest is as 2021 as it gets.

Green pants



If you really want to look like you know what you're doing, pair kelly-green pants with green shoes.

Is Bottega Veneta single-handedly responsible for the kelly-green trend? All signs point to yes.

Green shoes



Not ready to go full-on Kermit yet? Dip a toe into the trend with a pair of green shoes.

This Frankie Shop shirt has been getting tons of traction on Instagram.

Proof that kelly green looks especially good with black.

Even just a pop of green makes a sizable impact.

I suddenly want green pants and a green bag. Can you blame me?

Green Chanel shoes



Chanel is in on the trend, so you know it's legit.

Shop Kelly-Green Items

Snag the shirt that fashion people are obsessed with before it sells out again.

The fact that it's under $100 is even more reason to get it.

This outfit looks perfect with chunky sandals.

A very cute affordable alternative to the above.

These heels are practically a classic at this point.

Zara has so much green stuff, including these great stretch pants.

I love this in every color but especially in green.

I'd wear these to do everything but running.

These are exactly what I want to wear with an LBD.