12 Stylish Reasons The Emerald City Is Brighter Than Ever

Time for a trip down the yellow-brick runway road. This season, we (along with Christian Dior and Bottega Veneta) are headed for the Emerald City. But, what’s waiting at the end of the journey isn’t a fanciful castle and an eccentric, little wizard, but rather an offering of the brightest emerald bags, dresses, and jackets.
Sure, the jewel tone may have reigned as last year’s Pantone Color of the Year, but the hue is actually more alive than ever for pre-fall '14. And, we rounded up 13 of our favorite gems ahead to prove it. Dorothy, you rethinking those ruby slippers yet?