You can have your avocado and wear it too

by Elva Ni

You may already know the health benefits of avocados (great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as niacin, magnesium, luteinand omega-3 fatty acids, etc.) But did you know that it is also a great shade to wear this summer? Let me show you why you should say “aye” to avocados now…


This avocado ensemble is a refreshing pastel that works well with white or earth-tone accessories. ( Jacket and culottes from Zara、bag by Dior、sandals from Bottega Veneta)



This calming and elegant green reminds me of the overripe fruit, and seems to come straight from Robert Morandi’s palette. The bluish undertone counteracts any sallowness–a perfect shade for those who used to be reluctant to try the colour green. (Hat by Maison Michel、dress by Elena Makri Mykonos、bag from Chanel、sandals from Studio Amelia)



I would describe the colour of my pants as “ripe avocado”, but you can also call it olive green. It is an unexpected colour, and it works well with other shades of green to create a casual tone-on-tone look. ( Light green top from Club Monaco、bottoms from Zara、rattan handbag from Miu Miu、belt and flats by Chloe)


OK maybe it is a stretch, but isn’t khaki the colour of avocado pits? I like to pair this classic colour with brown accessories to tone down the safari-vibes and add a touch of sophistication. ( Jacket and dress from Club Monaco 、bag and shoes by Louis Vuitton)


Every now and then, one should have some fun with bright colours. As they say, “why so serious”? These fluorescent green socks add a playful pop of colour to my denim outfit. It will work with neutral tones too.  ( Denim shirt and shorts by Ground Zero、socks from Aritzia、bag and shoes by Louis Vuitton)


OK I have to admit that I have a crush on the avocado colour, but this muted tone is as versatile as a neutral. It definitely deserves a place in your closet, perhaps in the form of a new handbag? Dior’s signature Saddle Bag and 30 Montaigneare are both available in this colour.



And while we are on the topic, how about a light avocado card case by Chloe?


(translation by Leslie Yip)

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