Trend Alert: Clutches in Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

Dec 7 2012 • by Deanna

It’s official: Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year! Hot on the fabulous heels of 2012’s Tangerine Tango, expect emerald to hit the shelves and racks by storm early next year. We’ve already seen glimpses of emerald on the runways, such as the S/S2013 collection of Michael Kors this year, and we’re giddy with anticipation from what the new will year bring.

Pantone describes next year’s color of choice as “Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Some may find emerald too common and not as out there as Tangerine Tango, but emerald is unique on its own. I like the cool sophistication of this hue and it’s quite soothing to the eyes as well.

If you’re one to follow trends, emerald is a color you can easily wear. But if you don’t want to don a dress or a pair of shoes that’s green, one great way to follow this color trend is by accessorizing with an emerald clutch. It’s never too early to shop for one right now, so I’ve searched for clutches in various shades of emerald that you might like. Why not get one as a holiday present for yourself?

Anya Hindmarch Valorie Clutch, Emerald, $444.50 (was $635)

Michael Kors Collection Clutch with Lock, Emerald, $450

BCBGMAXAZRIA BCBG Harlow IPF353 PU Clutch, Emerald, $78

Maison du Posh Metallic Python Leather Knuckle Clutch, Emerald Green, $998

Jil Sander Foldover Clutch, Emerald, $479 (was $800)

How would you wear Pantone’s latest pick? Let us know!