The mint choc chip colour palette is one to tick off for autumn/winter 2020 – these are the ways to get it right.
At the beginning of the year we told you how the spring/summer colour combination du jour was all about buttery yellow mixed with chocolate brown. As we roll deep into winter, things have changed. Instead of the pastel yellow, it’s all about green being teamed with your favourite brown pieces. Basically, brown is the unlikely shade that has reigned supreme throughout the year, and we’re not mad about it. Instead, we’re seeing it as the new black and using it as the neutral to pair with trickier shades.
Forget sticking to one shade, this time around it’s a little more flexible. The code to achieving the mint choc chip vibe is this; any shade of green, plus any shade of brown. So this means you can try out pistachio with tan, zesty lime with deep dark chocolate or you can even mix and match the colour palette using khaki and milk chocolate throughout.
Thinking about ice cream, chocolate and pistachios is distracting us from the matter in hand – before you go to grab a snack, too. Scroll down to see the simple ways to tick off this season’s most covetable colourway and some of the most stylish women that have already been wearing it.
How to wear mint choc chip
Lime green trousers may sound like a statement, but when teamed with other shades of green and brown they end up being part of a tonal look that totally works.
Editor Tamu McPherson is known for being daring with colour combinations. Styling a bright shade of lime with muted khaki and a brown bag works better IRL than it sounds – see above for proof.
Fashion director Blanca Miro styles the Chanel boots from the autumn/winter 2020 show with a pistachio shirt and brown trousers. The noughties way of tucking trousers into boots is back and we approve when it looks this good.
Twinning is winning so to achieve the look why not co-ordinate with a friend on your next walk? One can wear full green and the other can wear full brown – it’ll take some planning but trips out are rare so they’re worth the effort.
If you’re not afraid of colour then go down the zesty green route and you won’t be disappointed. It always looks chic teamed with classic black but a touch of tan will give it a whole new edge.
A suit is easily teamed with a classic white T-shirt or a neutral roll neck but why not experiment? A soft tan style can be given a fresh twist with a mint top and dark chocolate accessories.
A pastel minty blazer is a simple step to try out green if you don’t usually wear it. Tip your toe into the mint choc chip trend by mixing it with classic brown accessories.
Textures should make up the majority of your wardrobe for autumn/winter – leather is a good place to start. We’ve already told you how coloured leather is a thing so go green and tick off all the trends at once.
If you want the easy option then go for a piece that’s already in this year’s key colour combination. This quilted coat (also key this season) is the subtle way to try out the mint choc combo with minimal effort needed.