Pistachio first emerged on the catwalks of SS18 collections as part of the family of gelato shades that reigned supreme among designers’ presentations – think lavender, soft pinks and icy blue shades. When Spring/Summer collections came around again for SS19, there was a continued popularity of the shade among designers such as Molly Goddard, Pyer Moss and Tibi.
Now it’s time for the influence to spread to the masses as 2019 will see an overwhelming variety of (sickly) green shades take to the shop floors and Instagram feeds. We know what you’re thinking – all this green, it’s a little…gross. Certain shades making social media headlines are reminiscent of slime, maybe even puke for some – as much as we hate to say it.
The slippery slope of introducing green to your wardrobe certainly isn’t for the faint hearted so let’s take a step back and dip our toes into the trend one baby step at a time. Once the more intense shades of green – olive, neon and lime green – are translated from the world of designers to that of fashion influencers, our acceptance and appreciation for the trend will be imminent. But first up, let’s bring in the softer approach with the one shade within the green family that’s hit a sweet spot – pistachio.
The shade is quickly becoming a new neutral within our wardrobes as high street heroes, & Other Stories and Zara have both caught on to the potential of the trend. These softer shades of pistachio or sage green are an easy way to prevent your wardrobe from looking stale in the new year while also keeping on top of the latest trends. While the brave among us can take the all-in approach, pairing pistachio items with mossy shades for a head-to-toe green ensemble, more subtle takes on the trend can be channeled through committing to one green item per outfit. This may take the shape of a pair of pumps, a mini handbag or a soft knit.
Love it or loathe it, this colour trend is sticking around for the foreseeable future. Scroll through for inspiration on how to wear the trend from those who have already nailed it.