Teal is the New Black

Teal is the New BlackSeen all over the this season’s runways, teal is a surprisingly neutral color—a refreshing shade that can be worn just as often as black or cream with the added bonus of brightening up any skin tone. But if you’re not quite ready to trade in all your little black dresses for something blue-green, here are five subtle ways (all under $100!) to get this vibrant hue into your wardrobe this season.

Hello, Fall! J. Crew’s Dream Cardigan in Heather Marine is just the right addition to a work dress or a weekend outfit; bright, yet fuzzy and warm, it’s just as comforting as an autumn morning latte. Jcrew.com, $85.

A Little Sparkle
These colorful glass stone dazzlers by accessory maven Kate Spade are undeniably eye-catching and can make any eye color (and outfit) pop. SaksFifthAvenue.com, $58

The Perfect Fit: When you’re looking for that little something to take your outfit from cute to head-turning, Aldo’s Lewi suede pumps in teal will do the trick—and the platform will keep your feet comfy for a little bit more walking (or dancing!) time. Aldoshoes.com, $90.

The New Denim: Teal jeans may feel a little risky, but since it’s a hue that goes well with almost any other color, these bottoms from Delia’s are a great way to liven up your denim collection and mix and match with your tops. Delias.com, $45.

Wave Hello: Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear in The Real Teal is as playful as it is chic. Even when you’re in all black, you’ll find yourself—and your girlfriends—mesmerized by this shade. And Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear is hard to chip, so your blue-green manicure will be long lasting. Drugstores, $6 and up.