Did you ever purchase a dress for a special occasion that ultimately got shelved/hung in the back of your closet and never saw the light of day? When I saw THIS DRESS online I was immediately drawn to its bright pop of in-your-face chartreuse color.
What I’m Wearing:
So different from my neutral style M.O., right? Sometimes, it’s nice to get out of our color comfort zone a bit. This acid-bright, shade of green also happens to look amazing on brunettes with fair skin. i.e. me!
Unfortunately, comfort won over style in the case of the dress and I decided that in the heat of a summer Florida wedding a whisper thin, silk-like fabric might end up a mess of wrinkles and sweat stains. It was a good call by me.
Fast forward a few months and my chartreuse muse is still hanging in my closet. Rather than wait for another “perfect” occasion, I thought I could try to mix things up a little and style this dress for a casual affair more in synch with my lifestyle. Enter my army-green leather jacket (SIMILAR) and favorite booties (SIMILAR).
Never thought that army green and acid yellow/green could work together, huh? These photos tell a very different story!
So what are today’s style takeaways?
1) At only $23, this dress is the deal of the season.
2) Don’t overlook great pieces in your existing wardrobe. Before consigning/donating/tossing any style favorite that just didn’t work out, reconsider its purpose. Cocktail dress? Try to dress it down. Simple t-shirt? Try to dress it up. You get the point…
3) When wearing a bold bright, contrast it with a deeper, toned down version of the same color.
Chartreuse + Army Green…
Hot pink + Magenta…
Electric Blue + Navy.
If a chartreuse color pop is just what your wardrobe needs, here are a few more eye-catching finds in some irresistibly bright hues: