Sure, yellow was all the rage in June, but which color will dominate the heat-induced summer wave of July? The runways suggest green is up next. Mint, in particular, transitions perfectly between spring and into breezy summer/fall temperatures without being too bold or too soft.

 

Although icy blues and bold greens also appeared on the runway, success is all in the mix when it comes to color this season. While dramatic emerald may be featured often on the runway by itself, it is a combination of emerald and mint green that dominates this summer’s wedding parties and gatherings.

 

Subtle mixings between the two shades results in high-fashion bliss just as these following designers discovered. Top designers featuring variations on the hue for summer 2014 include:

 

1. Zac Posen

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Billowy, mermaid-inspired designs for Zac Posen 2014 (nymag.com)

 

Blended mints and emeralds made for a mermaid-infused style at Zac Posen. Billowy skirts paired with bold, luxe tops characterized this designer seeing green in summer 2014. The ruffles were big and the hemlines were hiked, while color remained lush and sea-inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Miu Miu

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Soft colors make for bold statements at Miu Miu (misspiccolo.com)

 

Miu Miu went to great lengths to reflect both shades of green off of each other, creating a unique color contrast overall. Delicate mint peacoats dominated an emerald-tiled runway, making the rest of the featured colors pop. Models graced the floor in mint fur coats, which made the color even edgier. Other designers caught onto this trick as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Structured trousers for 3.1 Phillip Lim 2014 (fabsugar.com)

 

Looking ahead to fall, minty-shaded furs also debuted at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Mint pantsuits and structured buckles surfaced at his show, including bluish variations on the mint trend. Icy blues  made for a different showcase of the mint color palette and fur textures brought more drama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of summer’s minty fresh fashions? Will you be incorporating the color trend into your own wardrobe? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro