One of the biggest color trends for fall 2017 is spruce green. I’m seeing it everywhere in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — bags, shoes, jeans, sweaters, dresses… You name it and it’s available in spruce green.
You can call it spruce or pine green or evergreen or military green or whatever you like. The actual Pantone color in the 2017 Fashion Color Report is Shaded Spruce, so I’m going with spruce.
I ordered all three spruce green denim options from the #NSale so I could compare and style a few outfits to show you how versatile they are. I ordered the DL1961 Margaux, KUT from the Kloth Donna, and Joe’s Iconic Ankle Skinnies. I decided to keep the Joe’s. The fit on the KUT pair was similar, but that brand tends to stretch out and I’ve had good luck with Joe’s over the years. I didn’t care for the fit of the DL pair — the leg opening is a little wide and cuts off my leg at an awkward place. I compared the dimensions and it’s only a 1/2″ wider than the other two, but it makes all the difference.
Now if I was smart, I’d make this into a series and do a separate post for each outfit, but I’m going to put all four looks in one post because so much of what I’m wearing is selling out. Fortunately the Joe’s jeans I kept are fully stocked, so yay for small miracles! (Size down if in between; otherwise they’re TTS.)
4 Ways to Wear Spruce Green Jeans This Fall
LOOK #1: This is a simple transitional look that can take you from late summer into early fall. I paired the spruce green jeans with a grey t-shirt and taupe ankle boots, and I carried my Neverfull. I like the combination of the browns in my tote with the neutral green and grey tones in the rest of the outfit. It keeps the look casual and doesn’t look like I’m trying too hard to mach. This is the type of outfit I like to wear on a daily basis.
As an aside, I’m so bummed these booties sold out. They are soooo comfortable, I can wear them all day. I linked a few similar pairs for you.
Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans // grey v-neck tee // taupe booties (similar or these) // Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Ebene Canvas – other options here (save) or here (spend) or here (splurge) // Luna pendant // sunnies c/o
LOOK #2: This time I put together a fall/winter look with a black tunic sweater and black peep toe ankle boots. I don’t usually wear tunics, but I really like the fit of this one and the ribbed side panel detail. Also, the cowl neck has a nice drape to it. At the moment it is sold out, but they may get some returns. I also like this Gibson fleece tunic, and the blush/heather grey color would work well with spruce green.
I chose black booties to bookend the outfit and also to keep the overall color scheme in the darker tones. The peep toe and slingback features keep them from looking too heavy and work well with the 3/4 sleeve sweater. I tried ballet flats, but because the tunic is long I need the extra height of the heels to balance out the proportions of the outfit.
Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans // Halogen Cashmere Dolman Tunic // Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Booties // Gigi New York foldover clutch c/o // Alex and Ani bangles // Kendra Scott Filigree Drop Earrings
LOOK #3: For this look, I topped the spruce green jeans with a white cami and blush cardigan, and I swapped out the black ankle boots for a lighter perforated blush pair. Again, this cardigan is cashmere and has 3/4 length sleeves so it’s more suitable for fall and mild winter weather, but I suppose that all depends on where you live. It’s a great lightweight sweater for those of you in warmer climates.
Blush and spruce are a great combination, and I like how this combination lightens up the dark green jeans. Incidentally, I also like this sweater and shoe combo with my merlot skinny jeans from the #NSale.
Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans // Halogen Three-Quarter Sleeve Cashmere Cardigan // Topshop Cami (similar) // Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Booties // KSNY Mylie Hobo // Kendra Scott Rae Filigree Pendant // Faux Pearl Double Stud Earrings // Alex and Ani bangles // sunnies c/o
LOOK #4: For this last look, I swapped out the cardigan for a cognac moto jacket, and I decided to wear leopard flats. I think I’d like this look better with an ankle boot, but I like how the leopard coordinates with the cognac, and I wanted something different from the other outfits in this post. A riding boot or even an OTK boot could work too.
Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans // Halogen Leather Moto Jacket // Topshop Cami (similar) // Luna pendant // Tory Burch Minnie Travel Flats // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Satchel (old) – similar satchels here (spend) or here (save)
I hope you found this helpful! I wouldn’t have thought this color would be so versatile, but spruce works really well with a lot of neutrals as well as muted pink and coral tones. If spruce jeans aren’t your thing, consider a handbag or ankle boots. They can work as a neutral with so many colors.
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