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Green is the new black: 11 must-have pieces for a fabulous fall wardrobe

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zara quilted crossover jacket
Get two trends in one with this army green moto jacket. ($99.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
nordstrom Leith 'Town' Pleated Skirt
A demure midi skirt in faux leather is a just-right mix of naughty and nice. ($78/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
zappos DV by Dolce Vita Women's Java Ankle Boot
This ankle boot offers both fashion and function. ($99/Amazon) Photo courtesy of Zappos
nordstrom Wayf Crepe Track Pants
An elastic waistband and loose fit mean these pants won't get in the way of picking up little ones. ($58/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
accents Sondra Roberts Squared Color Block Chain Clutch
A purse that converts from a shoulder bag to a clutch is like two handbags in one. Wear it to the art fair as a cross-body, then carry it sans strap as you stroll through parents' night at school. ($64/Accents) Photo courtesy of Accents
modcloth Best of the Pesto Top
This adaptation of a striped shirt is both flattering and fun. ($24.99/Modcloth) Photo courtesy of Modcloth
nordstrom Lush Knit Tie Dye Maxi Dress
A jean jacket and some ankle boots will make this comfy maxi dress autumn-friendly. ($29.90/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
nordstrom Carole Two Strand Beaded Statement Necklace
Try a statement necklace with jeans and a white tee for an effortless, polished look. ($18/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
banana republic striped silk blouse
The button-down gets an update with a trendy hue and micro-stripes. ($89.50/Banana Republic) Photo courtesy of Banana Republic
piperlime Swayze by Lucky Brand
A lace-up wedge can easily take you from school to the office in style. ($109/Piperlime) Photo courtesy of Pitaya
zara printed trench coat
A trench is an autumn must-have; try one with a pattern to brighten up a rainy day. ($119/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
zara quilted crossover jacket
nordstrom Leith 'Town' Pleated Skirt
zappos DV by Dolce Vita Women's Java Ankle Boot
nordstrom Wayf Crepe Track Pants
accents Sondra Roberts Squared Color Block Chain Clutch
modcloth Best of the Pesto Top
nordstrom Lush Knit Tie Dye Maxi Dress
nordstrom Carole Two Strand Beaded Statement Necklace
banana republic striped silk blouse
piperlime Swayze by Lucky Brand
zara printed trench coat

Green is one of the most neglected colors in the fashion world. Perhaps that's because bright greens don't work with many skin tones. If you have a dark complexion, however, you're lucky: You can wear any shade.

For the rest of us, olive or army green is the way to go. These hues can even be considered neutrals, as they complement just about any other color, from deep purple to lemon yellow. 

The more neutrals you have, the easier it is to put stylish outfits together in no time. By adding muted greens to your arsenal, you won't have to wonder if you're wearing too much black.

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