By Jesse L. Brooks


While we love the ease and stylish appeal of wearing black, it's always fun to inject some color into our wardrobe. A shade that you don't see too often is chartreuse. Now granted it isn't the easiest color to pull off, but when you find the perfect hue, it can make quite the statement.

These casual-chic separates by Prabal Gurung have us seriously wanting to step outside our comfort zone.

The cami charmeuse blouse features a wrap neckline and relaxed fit. Light enough to keep you cool with enough coverage to keep you classy. The high waisted, wide leg paneled pant perfectly plays into the newest 'pajama' bottom style that is very on trend right now. With the main pieces of the ensemble being solids, that means we can have some fun with accessorizing. Alexander McQueen’s iconic knuckle box clutch exudes high-octane edgy glamour. This green velvet clutch features an oblong body, handle and brass hardware with an antique gold-tone finish. When it comes to footwear, nothing says sexy like Tom Ford's metallic ankle-lock sandals. Made from metallic gold leather with a 4 1/4" golden stiletto heel, adjustable ankle strap with a padlock and key, these shoes are what luxury is all about. Adding just a touch of jewelry, a colorful stone punctuates these Madewell stud earrings, with an optional 3-prong backing and post closure. Embracing even more of our color du jour, it's always fun to add a touch of the unexpected into our makeup. Christian Louboutin's Velvet Eye Definer provides bold color that’s usually reserved for ultra-dense kohl liners of the pharaohs, and lasts all day with no transfer. Applying a swipe of this shade under the eyes can not only enhance your eye color, but also make them appear larger. If you are searching for an airy, stylish outfit for a summer soiree, then look no further. This ensemble gives you everything you could ask for and is sure to make you feel chic in chartreuse.