Chartreuse is not the easiest color to wear (if you’re a fashion geek, here‘s a long history of chartreuse). It’s bright with strong yellow undertones, and washes out many skin tones. It is a gorgeous color, though, and makes me happy. So I wear it in trousers, skirts, and in accessories like a printed scarf, bracelet or shoes (I haven’t done the shoes yet, but I would).
My Refined Style isn’t refined in the sense of shopping at only the priciest boutiques. It’s refined down to what I love to wear, what speaks to me from my closet, and what feels good.
Here I went all out with chartreuse jeans, (by Eileen Fisher, thrifted, similar), a favorite floral scarf (sim) and my Trina Turk print jacket (sim). Why be shy? I added my new Steve Madden boots (sim) for grounding.
It’s a color that draws the eye.
Now, let’s see what your style is today!
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I feel really, really stupid: I always thought chartreuse was red! Anyway, I really don’t think I can wear that color, but maybe just for a pop of excitement in shoes or belt. Thanks for the idea.
One of my favorite colors! I love this coat on you, and you wear this color wonderfully.
I love this colour. I am going to upload immediately. Beter late than never.
Isn’t that terrible??? Totally forgot to tell you I think you look awesome in this creation. Exactly the right items. Very good!!
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I love chartreuse. And it is a very tough color to wear next to your face. That is why I wear my fav 40s chartreuse blouse with a print scarf at the neck. So there is some type of buffer in between! That Trina Turk jacket is awesome! And love the way the two prints look together.
thanks Theresa! I bet that 40’s blouse is gorgeous. xo
I agree that it’s a tough color to wear. I don’t have anything in this shade because it looks awful on me. I think it’s smart to wear it on the bottom not close to your face.
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yes – I don’t have any tops in this color! have a wonderful day, xo
I like your pants! I have seen chartreuse when it is a bit more blinding. I like the subdued versions a lot more. But I still haven’t tried it myself! I’m sure I’ll get around to it eventually.
thanks Jeanine! You are the color expert, imho. xo
Chartreuse is a tough color to wear! It looks fabulous with your jacket! That’s a fabulous piece in you. Great to host My Refuned Style with you!
thanks Jennifer. I really enjoyed your MRS post! xox
It definitely is an attention getting color!! And it’s perfect with that coat and boots!! jodie
thank you Jodie! xo
Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear meesgas!
Jon on Interesting about the manager thing. But as far a choosing a voice? Either were pretty distinctive, energetic, and complemented the band. I guess the question is: Did Sam just replace Dave or did he take them to new places? I liked em both, and have prefered either at different times. Go figure. But, hack? nah. Thanks for sharing tho….
Habeis descubierto nuestro secreto familiar. Ahora sÃ³lo me queda acabar con vosotros uno a uno (menos a Mazi, que por ser tan asquerosamente bueno, morirÃ¡ dos veces.)
Hey boys, I agree with you both actually, but the main reason why I posted it was to show some crew on Facebook the benefits of focus stacking whilst stitching and this image does it pretty well.
I’m loving that scarf! And the pattern on pattern.
Good for you on pulling of chartreuse with flare.
Have you ever drank a pousse café? It was one of my favourite drinks to make as a bartender and has chartreuse in it.
I haven’t tried that drink, but now I will for certain! xo
Patti, that’s a fabulous combo!
thanks, Susan! xo