Yellow remains a popular as an accent color. As you may recall from my article on the psychology of color, yellow is associated with laughter, happiness, optimism and good times. All the more reason to wear it wholeheartedly!
You may dismiss yellow immediately as a color that you cannot wear, but you don’t have to go full out in yellow to embrace the color. I personally don’t like the color too close to my face but have still added yellow elements to my wardrobe like my yellow and nude sandals, my yellow skirt and a yellow belt. Since yellow is a bright color you don’t need much of it to give your outfit just that bit of color or extra flair.
How to wear yellow?
As a coat
If you are not afraid of the color yellow can look fabulous on a coat. It will brighten up those dark winter days in winter and add a ray of sunshine in summer. Yellow look fabulous with a black and white outfit and makes the overall look really chic!
As a top
Yellow can be easily worn as a top. Fabulous with neutral bottoms like blue jeans, white or black. If solid yellow is too bright for you, then choose a striped one. You can minimise the effect of the yellow by combining your yellow top (like a tank) with a blazer in a more neutral color. This will still give you the hip vibrance of yellow without the yellow overpowering you too much.
As a skirt
If you don’t like yellow too close to your face you may opt for a yellow skirt instead. I like to combine mine with neutral colours like white and black, so the color does not overpower me too much
As part of a print
Don’t want to go for all out yellow but like the happy vibe of yellow, then choose a print that includes this color. Prints are very much on trend so you should be able to find a few fabulous ones in the stores. You can choose a print that combines yellow with all your other favorite colors.
As an accessory
If you are not too keen on wearing color but still like to liven up your outfit with a bit of sunshine, then accessorizing is the way to go. It is an excellent way to add color to your outfit and take it to the next level. Very nice with an all white outfit or a black and white combination. Just add a yellow bag, belt, scarf or necklace and you’re good to go. This is by far the easiest way to add a bit of yellow to your wardrobe and still get the benefits.
Wear a yellow shoe
Shoes can make a big impact to your outfit and adding a bit of yellow here is very hip. Yellow shoes look perfect with neutral outfits or any other outfit that has just a little bit of yellow appear in it. Take for example my red skirt with camel top that has a yellow rim. Adding my yellow / nude shoes to the outfit highlights the bit of yellow in the outfit and takes it from boring to exciting & happy!
Color combinations with yellow
Yellow is great to wear with some of the neutrals, especially white. But here are a few other more creative color combinations you may consider.
Here are a few yellow items currently available online.
How would you style the color yellow?