In the midst of this gloomy winter, I’m excited to see that yellow is starting to pop into the stores for spring. Designers have gone crazy for this happy hue that has the power to make both the wearer and others feel enthusiastic, confident and optimistic.
Yellow is a strong color. The key to dressing in yellow without feeling overwhelmed is to:
1. Get the Right Shade
This year you’ll find yellow in many different shades from marigold to sunny yellow, pastel yellow, and Chartreuse. It all about getting the right shade for you. If you have warm ivory skin and gold based hair, go for a sunnier yellow. If you have cool pink skin and ash hair, then more of an ice yellow or pastel yellow is better.
Any yellow with white always looks crisp, summery and sophisticated.
2. Balance Yellow with a Darker Color
If it feels too bright to wear all yellow, then balance yellow with a darker color or wear it as part of a pattern. Here’s a very pretty dress in navy and yellow. The navy is such a grounding, slimming color while the high contrast yellow florals give it life.
3. Pair Yellow with Neutrals and Pastels
Some yellows are as bright as lemons, and in this case, you can lessen the effect by pairing yellow with neutral accessories. This citrus yellow spring dress looks softer when paired with a pink blush purse and nude shoes.
Yellow and blush are one of the most popular color combinations this spring and will make you look instantly updated. I’m a huge fan of yellow in spring, and this cheery yellow dress is a favorite of mine.
4. Wear Yellow as an Accessory
Yellow is a positive color. Even a small dash of it up near your face will give you life. This pretty, blue and yellow scarf with the paisley print is a great example of how even just a touch of yellow in a scarf can make you shine!
5. Team Yellow Up with Chambray
Soft blue always looks great with yellow which is why chambray is such a natural fit. It tones down yellow and gives it a softness that makes your outfit look relaxed and easygoing. Tan leather slides and bag are in keeping with the casual vine. Do you like yellow? Would you wear it? Let me know.
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