It remains cool in many parts of the country, and even some warm-weather southern climates have a bit of a cold front going on at the moment. Yet even still, we’ve got our eyes set on spring! One of the first trends to become apparent as spring’s lineups hit our favorite e-tailers is color, color, color, and chartreuse seems to be making its rise to the top. Designers as varied and powerful as Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga saw fit to include chartreuse in their lineups, and some of our favorite silhouettes like the Coach Pillow Tabby and Bottega Veneta’s Mini Jodie appear dressed in chartreuse for the new season. Once is enough to take notice; twice makes us ponder, but three times makes a trend.
I’ve been having my own love affair with chartreuse over the past year or so, adding the distinct hue to my wardrobe in unexpected places. The lively essence of this part green/part yellow hue has continuously made its way onto my want list, and I highly recommend adding more color into your life if you can. A handbag is a great way to experiment with color because not only does it add a pop without being overwhelming, but a handbag doesn’t sit near your face, meaning that the exact hue doesn’t need to compliment your skin tone or your hair color. Check out 12 of our favorite finds below, the perfect mix of new and old!