The occurrence is about as rare as a blue moon (every two to three years, if Wikipedia is to be believed), but on occasion I genuinely like what is considering to be 'in', stylistically speaking. Not really since the bib fronted dresses and blouses with Peter Pan Collars and self-covered buttons looks that were floating around a few years ago has my stylistic tendencies aligned themselves with popular taste.
My love for wearing emerald and jade tones started a couple of years ago when I bought the second hand Vans pictured below on eBay. But it took a blog post on the Burdastyle website (which I pretty much never check) to catch my eye to learn that popular culture is apparently now in agreement with me.
The introduction of these into my wardrobe showed me how good this colour goes with the other colours I usually wear (black, navy, white, red and mustard, nautical stripey and leopard print... yes I do consider those last two colours!). As a woman with 'Winter' colouring (!), I'm meant to wear clear, bright jewel colours, which I agree I look best in. Since then, emerald and jade have been welcome new comers to my wardrobe when suitable fabric and second hand items avail themselves.
Sewing-wise, I've made a jade coloured peplum stretch top (pictured above) and a jade bolero shrug (pictured below), and thrifting-wise I recently scored an emerald shrug from a charity shop in York over Christmas. Having a hunt through my Pinterest boards, it appears my subconscious has been sourcing garments in these shades for a while! It's also more recently been considering how to introduce them into outfits.