It’s a goofy sounding word for a color (kind of like the Cerulean blue in the Crayon box,) but chartreuse isn’t goofy on the bodies of hot models for Spring 2012. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about the color yet, even though I bought a chartreuse shirt myself for spring and sported it at a wedding reception a few weeks ago. Though it’s eye-catching and can be worn with a myriad of complementary bold colors, is it ugly or unique? You decide.
If you DO decide it’s unique and worth trying out, here are a few tips:
1. This yellowy-green color looks fabulous with hot pink, royal blue, different shades of purple, black, gray, and even electric blue. Old Navy has a hot pink maxi skirt ($28) that would be lovely with a chartreuse top. Just keep away from other yellows, greens, certain turquoise colors, and too much gold.
2. If you do an all over chartreuse look, keep accessories and makeup simple.