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7 Fresh Ways to Style M.M.’s Best-Selling Jewel Tone

Deep sea is the moody but versatile color M.M. customers just can’t get enough of.

By Caitlin Abber

When it comes to seasonal color palettes, fall is a perennial favorite. Rich browns, tawny oranges, and cranberry reds conjure visions of jumping into a pile of leaves or curling up by a warm fire. But lately, we’ve noticed our customers gravitating towards a different seasonal hue: our moody jewel tone, deep sea. We’re both excited and not at all surprised by this development. 

For the unfamiliar, deep sea is what you get when you combine emerald green with emerald blue and add a touch of gray for mystique. It’s the color of the ocean when you’re walking the beach at night and what you see when you look into the eyes of a Disney prince. Deep sea is somehow both fall and winter, elegant and casual. And deep sea looks good on everyone—which is why it keeps selling out. 

Here are seven of our favorite ways to style this exceptionally popular color.


We’re longtime fans of monochromatic dressing, so head-to-(almost) toe deep sea is an immediate yes from us. The Finley stretch pants are a comfortable but a little more polished alternative to leggings or sweats, and the matching Athens Half-Zip has everything you love about the Para sweatshirt (especially the wrinkle-resistant, relaxed fit), but with a zippered mock-neck for additional style. 

Faux Jump(suit)

We love a jumpsuit, but cooler weather calls for added layers (not to mention, the ability to go to the bathroom without having to get mostly undressed). Luckily, a jumpsuit is easy to fake by tucking the fitted Malki top into the Rogala culottes. If you’re more of a standard suit kind of gal, top the look with the Colette jardigan for a deep sea dose of warmth and sophistication.

With a Tonal Top

Like monochromatic dressing, dressing in similar tones or hues is an easy way to make any outfit look refined. The Rogala culottes make a deep sea statement, so take things down a bit with a subtle color in the same family, like the Leslie T-shirt in sky blue (almost sold out) or minty green, or the thin striped Alina T-shirt

As a Subtle Pop

A perfect example of “less is more,” the deep sea Alina T-shirt totally pops under the inky Anna jacket, especially when paired with the dark navy Curie pant. This is another sophisticated tonal look that is almost too easy to execute.

As a Dashing Dress

So far we’ve let pants have all the fun, but deep sea is a chameleon color that works for every occasion, including dates, parties, or really, any other excuse you have to get dressed up. And the curve-hugging Vincent dress is just begging to be taken out. Try it with bright blue flats or a splash of gold jewelry.

Both Warm and Cool

Mixing warm and cool tones seems challenging, but nothing is easier than the crisp combination of the silk jersey Elizabeth sweater tucked into the Milo jeans in fawn. Fawn, which is like coffee with a lot of cream, balances out deep sea’s iciness. TL;DR: This is color blocking done right.

On a Casual Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Deep sea is a bit reminiscent of the color of a really great pair of vintage jeans, but with a distinctly modern twist. For a Power Casual™ or weekend-ready look, try the silk jersey Leo pullover (with the ivory Rochelle tank underneath for a little coverage and dimension) paired with the extremely au courant high-rise Samira jeans.

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Caitlin Abber

Caitlin Abber is the Brand Editor at M.M. LaFleur, and an award-winning writer and content creator. Over the last decade she has held senior editorial positions at MTV, Women's Health, Public Radio International, and Bustle, and has bylines at InStyle and

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