Anything with the word “zest” in it is bound to add some zing. This happy yellow color is a great way to get over the cold-weather blues and was offered up by designers in many of their day and evening spring designs.
But is this a color that really just works on the runway? Can gals like us, 40, 50 and beyond, really wear this color in our everyday lives without looking like a Chiquita banana?
Well that depends on a few things including: your personality, how much yellow wear/or how you wear it, and if this is a color that suits your personal coloring.
Yellow, especially this yellow, is super bright, which means even if you typically shine in yellow this shade might be too high voltage for you now you are “eh hem”, a little older. Try it, but it might turn out that there’s too much contrast between this near fluorescent and your aging skin, and you could look harsh wearing it.
If you are attracted to this color as I am, (yellow is my very favorite color), you could try wearing it in small doses. For example, in a top like this one.
A yellow jacket is another option. Annette Hoeldrich, a blogger from Germany who has a blog for mature women called Lady of Style, sent us this photo of her in a chic yellow jacket. She’s paired it with a black and white shirt and a pendant necklace and looks totally fab.
Experiment. Try adding a pop of yellow here or there to an outfit that you already have. A belt, a pair of shoes, a purse a pair of sunglasses; one of those could be fun.
What do you think? Are you game to try yellow this spring or are you going to pass on this sunny trend?
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