July 12, 2012

Walking On Sunshine (Color Spotlight: Yellow)

There are several colors that I never wear. It isn't for a particular reason rather I instinctively find myself drawn to specific hues and thus avoiding others. I like most colors yet some need time to grow on me.

One such example is yellow. For a long time I didn't like yellow, but recently I find myself drawn to it. There is something so appealing about its brightness, its organic optimism and radiance. Certainly it isn't a shade for everyone: yellow asks for a lot of attention and it can be tricky to style. But I feel that it's worthwhile to experiment with the unfamiliar. In this case, it's a new color to wear.

I tried on a sunshine yellow Tibi skort yesterday - to my avail it wasn't flattering on my shape - and it made me think about the colors devoid from my wardrobe. Now that I've attained closet harmony with a massive cleansing, I'm ready for more. Yellow is a color that will be going on my list.

Skin tone is extremely important when considering yellow garments and accessories. Very dark skin has the advantage with this hue: every shade of yellow looks stunning. For lighter skin tones, try a deeper yellow so as to not be washed out. (Canary yellow is a flattering pick.)

Yellow can be intimidating - I think it is! - but one can start small or go for maximum brightness. Take a look at my suggestions.

A Little Yellow
Clockwise, from top left: Equipment silk playsuit, Miguel Ases earrings, MaxMara skinny belt, Nonoo shorts, Swash scarf, Jean Paul Gaultier mini umbrella, Preen printed top, Jimmy Choo sandals, KENZO stretch-cotton skirt, Brahmin tablet clutch, Sam Edelman sandals.

A Lot of Yellow
Clockwise, from top left: Mulberry top and shorts, Armand Diradourian scarf, Alexander Wang silk tank, Ice-Watch watch, Current/Elliott jeans, Tara Matthews bikini, Mulberry bag, Alice + Olivia dress, Calypso St. Barth silk top, Madewell flats, ASOS bucket tote, Yummi glass earrings.

What are some colors you're experimenting with? Do you wear yellow; are you going to give it a try?
Leave a comment below with your thoughts.


  1. I wish I could pull of yellow.


  2. the minimal yellow peices are amazing!

  3. I am just in love with yellow these days ! Great post!

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