Double the Chartreuse, Double the Fun


Gap cardigan & blouse, Crewcuts sweater, Yes Style skirt (similar), H&M; clutch, Adrienne Vittadini booties
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Chartreuse has become one of my favorite colors over the years. It’s similar to classic mustard yellow, but has twinges of green and neon, making it very current. At first I didn’t know what to do with two chartreuse sweaters, but soon realized how fun they were doubled up. There’s something I love about layering pieces in same exact shade (see it here with emerald green) – It’s like mom’s favorite twinset, reinvented.
I’ve received some questions from readers on how to pair brighter or fluorescent yellow. If the color has a true fluorescent tint, I’d suggest toning it down with neutrals (taupe, white, camel, browns), or going full-on bold with a complementing print. If it’s just a brighter yellow, I’d experiment with earthy pairings like deep red, olive, and leopard print. Here are some past outfits incorporating my favorite color (click images to visit post):


I had the hardest time styling these ankle boots with colored tights, but was inspired by a page out of a J.Crew catalog showing heathered-gray tights and cognac booties. I think this combo works nicely, as long as the rest of the outfit isn’t too busy. I kept my blouse, skirt, and bag in the same monochromatic scheme as the booties, to not battle the bright yellow or heathered pattern.
This was actually the last outfit in my “style in a suitcase” series, but I forgot to snap photos while in California. I happily re-wore it on a mild weekend here in Boston.

Readers – Are you a fan of doubling up on the same color?
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