Colour report: Is kale the new black?

It's universally flattering and surprisingly easy to wear.

Kale, Pantone, colour trend, fashion, activewear
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It’s the go-to veg for smoothies, salads, and snacks, it’s popping up in skincare products, and now, kale is entering the realm of fashion. Well, beyond Beyonce’s “7/11” sweatshirt, that is.

The colour experts at Pantone have deemed Kale to be one of the “it” shades for 2017, and we couldn’t be happier. Similar to an olive green but with a cooler blue undertone, kale is universally flattering and surprisingly easy to wear.

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette – www.pantone.com

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From sleek crops to lust-worthy tights, here are a few pieces we’re obsessed with (and you probably will be too). Happy shopping!

5 kale coloured pieces we want right now

1. Running Bare

Running Bare, Kale, Crop Top, Active wear

Running Bare’s Status Quo Crop Top is perfect for high-intensity workouts. Made from premium, second skin performance fabric, this chic piece has performance mesh panel for maximum breathability and comfort. While the racerback design allows for ease of movement.

Shop → Status Quo Crop Top

2. S’well

S'well, kale active wear, non-toxic water bottle, camo print

Hydrate in style with S’well’s military-inspired stainless steel, non-toxic water bottle. Designed to keep a beverage cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, it is perfect for the office, beach or gym.

Shop → Undercover Camo

3. Rains

Rains bag, sports tote, kale, Pantone

Roomy enough for all your essentials, this stylish Rains tote also boasts adjustable shoulder straps and a water resistant design. Use it on your next weekend getaway or trip to the gym.

Shop → Bag

4. Lululemon

Lululemon green tights, kale, activewear Pantone, yoga tights

We’re always on the hunt for fashionable and functional tights, and this style by Lululemon tick all the right boxes. Designed specifically for Barre and Ballet, these tights have second-skin fit, mesh fabric panels to keep you cool and flatlock seams to help eliminate chaffing.

Shop → Essential Rhythm Pant

5. Nike

Nike Tech Fleece Cape, kale active wear, green jacket

Nike’s new cape is cut from their signature Tech Fleece fabric that’s ideal for cool days. This lightweight style is designed in a relaxed silhouette that easily layers. It also has a longer back for a more flattering shape.

Shop → Tech Fleece Cape

Style Tip: Team kale with neutral shades for a simple, understated look or soft pastels for a fresh, modern take on the trend.