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Rock The 2013 Pantone Color Of The Year: Emerald

It’s the birthstone for the month of May and the color of Esmeralda’s eyes in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is emerald–a rich green hue that looks great on all skin types. That means, from January until December, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find this gorgeous green popping up at every department store and boutique from San Diego to Boston.

Though we’re only reached the tail end of January, emerald has already made its presence known in the fashion world. Nina Dobrev, of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, recently rocked an embellished stunner by Monique Lhuillier at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, and Access Hollywood correspondent Shaun Robinson sported a sequined strapless design by Pamella Roland at last Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Nina Dobrev at Critic's Choice Movie Awards.

Nina Dobrev at Critic’s Choice Movie Awards. (Photo credit: Popsugar)

Shaun Robinson in Pamella Roland at 2013 Golden Globes.

Shaun Robinson in Pamella Roland at 2013 Golden Globes. (Photo credit: Examiner)

So honor emerald’s “Color of the Year” title by incorporating it into your wardrobe this year. Pair this gorgeous green with a pair of light denim or white jeans as we head into Spring. Emerald tops look great when tucked into a grey or tan pencil skirt or when worn loose over a pair of skinny jeans. Freshen up your closet with any of the options below.

Lovely Day Button-Up Blouse | $39.99 | (Photo credit: Shopruche)

Lovely Day Button-Up Blouse | $39.99 | (Photo credit: Shopruche)

Michael Stars Women's Long Sleeve Henley | $88 | (Photo credit: Amazon)

Michael Stars Women’s Long Sleeve Henley | $88 | (Photo credit: Amazon)

Ramy Brook Paige Satin Neck-Tie Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Ramy Brook Paige Satin Neck-Tie Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Halston Heritage Green Sleeveless Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Halston Heritage Green Sleeveless Top | $295 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Adorn your lower half with this gemstone shade by picking up a pair of green trousers or skirt. Combine either with a simple white button-down or a festive floral pattern.

Emerald Lane Wide Leg Trousers | $56.99 | (Photo credit: Shopruche)

Emerald Lane Wide Leg Trousers | $56.99 | (Photo credit: Shopruche)

Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans | $179 | (Photo credit: Paige)

Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans | $179 | (Photo credit: Paige)

Alva Lace Pencil Skirt | $88 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

Alva Lace Pencil Skirt | $88 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

No 21 Emerald Green Satin Skirt | $282 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

No 21 Emerald Green Satin Skirt | $282 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

Take a cue from Nina and Shaun (photographed above) and swap out your little black dress for a cocktail frock in a sassy shade of emerald. Accessorize with a stack of gold bangles and a fierce pair of black stilettos.

Michael Kors Boucle Crepe Shift Dress | $1795 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Michael Kors Boucle Crepe Shift Dress | $1795 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Monique Lhuillier Lace Jersey Cocktail Dress | $398 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus).

Monique Lhuillier Lace Jersey Cocktail Dress | $398 | (Photo credit: Neiman Marcus)

Valentino Ribbed Open-Back Dress | $3200 | (Photo credit: Saks Fifth Avenue)

Valentino Ribbed Open-Back Dress | $3200 | (Photo credit: Saks Fifth Avenue)

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cowl Neck Jersey Dress | $130 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cowl Neck Jersey Dress | $130 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Ever since Angelina Jolie wore those stunning emerald drop earrings offset by her full-length black gown at the 2009 Academy Awards, I have fallen for the trend of allowing the striking hue of deep green make a statement with a simple little black dress or even a little white dress come summertime.

Angelina Jolie accessorizes with emerald at 2009 Academy Awards.

Angelina Jolie accessorizes with emerald at 2009 Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Access Hollywood)

Get a similar look this year with one of these options:

Emerald Dangle Drops | $26 | (Photo credit: Baublebar)

Emerald Dangle Drops | $26 | (Photo credit: Baublebar)

ABS Emerald Color Teardrop Holiday Gem Earrings | $65 | (Photo credit: Max & Chloe)

ABS Emerald Color Teardrop Holiday Gem Earrings | $65 | (Photo credit: Max & Chloe)

Kenneth Jay Lane Tear Drop Earrings | $132 | (Photo credit: Revolve Clothing)

Kenneth Jay Lane Tear Drop Earrings | $132 | (Photo credit: Revolve Clothing)

Kim Kardashian sported a gorgeous emerald and diamond Lorraine Schwartz creation around her neck last September. Pair a similar version with a strapless gown and turn heads at your next special event.

Kim Kardashian in Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Kim Kardashian in Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Emerald Gardner Bib | $62 | (Photo credit: Baublebar)

Emerald Gardner Bib | $62 | (Photo credit: Baublebar)

Lombok Pendant Necklace | $198 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

Lombok Pendant Necklace | $198 | (Photo credit: Anthropologie)

Tasha Collar Necklace | $23.98 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Tasha Collar Necklace | $23.98 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

As the proud owner of a pair of emerald peep toe pumps, I can testify to the magic of donning your own pair of green-colored footwear. Make an outfit pop with a pair of green shoes in a heel of any height.

Stella McCartney Embellished-Heel Satin Sandals | $375 | (Photo credit: The Outnet)

Stella McCartney Embellished-Heel Satin Sandals | $375 | (Photo credit: The Outnet)

Seychelles Million Miles Away Pump | $79.99 | (Photo credit: Zappos)

Seychelles Million Miles Away Pump | $79.99 | (Photo credit: Zappos)

Kate Spade Sage Pump | $328 | (Photo credit: Kate Spade)

Kate Spade Sage Pump | $328 | (Photo credit: Kate Spade)

VC Signature Nova Loafer | $195 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

VC Signature Nova Loafer | $195 | (Photo credit: Nordstrom)

Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Flat Sandal | $695 | (Photo credit: Intermix)

Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Flat Sandal | $695 | (Photo credit: Intermix)

Finally, gather all of your essentials and toss them into an emerald tote while running around town during the day, or keep your lipstick, ID and cash secure in a green-colored clutch on an evening out.

Jil Sander Emerald Leather New Malavoglia Bag | $1745 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

Jil Sander Emerald Leather New Malavoglia Bag | $1745 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

Chloe Marcie Satchel | $1795 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Chloe Marcie Satchel | $1795 | (Photo credit: Lyst)

Mod Cloth Believe It or Not Bag | $57.99 | (Photo credit: Mod Cloth)

Mod Cloth Believe It or Not Bag | $57.99 | (Photo credit: Mod Cloth)

Sergio Rossi Emerald Green Leather Clutch | $880 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

Sergio Rossi Emerald Green Leather Clutch | $880 | (Photo credit: Stylebop)

Michael Kors Gia Ostrich-Effect Leather Clutch | $450 | (Photo credit: Net-a-Porter)

Michael Kors Gia Ostrich-Effect Leather Clutch | $450 | (Photo credit: Net-a-Porter)

2013 will have you seeing green–not with envy but with emeraldSo get yourself some green this year and make Pantone proud!

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