Being as fair-skinned as I am (the names of my foundations normally use words like “alabaster” and “china doll”), there are a lot of colors I can’t easily wear. Any time I venture into a dressing room armed with a fuchsia dress, a mustard sweater, or an orange tee, I almost always hear my mom’s voice in my head, telling me that something just isn’t “my color.” “Try it in that pretty light blue!” the voice says. The voice is right, though, because trying to don a burnt-sienna dress and not look like a corpse is a pretty tricky thing for a pastey, blue-eyed redhead to do.
Tragically, chartreuse is one of those colors. No matter how hard I try to channel some tan Latina who could rock the color, I never can really pull it off. That’s ok, though, because Etsy has plenty of fun things in chartreuse that don’t have to be worn. I discovered the joy of chartreuse freshman year in college, when I paired my $20 black-and-white comforter with $9.99 chartreuse sheets from Linens-n-Things. I know… wise beyond my years.