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For our April Color issue with Zooey Deschanel on the cover, we asked our beloved readers (that’s you!) to submit their own Instagram shots featuring Pantone’s color of the year with the hashtag #instylelovesemerald. The response was overwhelming, and in honor of Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, we compiled some of our favorites. @kellyamontgomery “nailed it” with her green-icure, @Ice_Jewelry put one large green rock on display, and @heylookitspretty had us swooning over her emerald ballet flats. To see more ways we wear bright hues, pick up the brand-new April Color issue—or download it to your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet—on newsstands starting today! And see all our favorite green picks in the gallery below.