How to Wear Yellow in Your Ensemble Correctly - Ways to Pull off the Color Yellow in Style

Yellow is the hottest color of this season. Seen on runways, on models and celebrities alike, this color instantly ups the happiness quotient in your wardrobe. Yet, yellow can be a tricky color to pull off. Here are some versatile ways to make this color

The color yellow has been popping up across runways this season. Seen on celebrities like Brooklyn Decker, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Williams, this sunny shade is the ‘it’ color of the season. Yellow can be difficult to pull off but by taking these style cues you can make this style work for you.

Keep it understated: Since yellow is a statement in itself, the garment needs to be subdued for the color to truly reveal itself. If you are wearing a yellow dress, make sure that the shape and style of the dress is simplistic. Make sure to keep makeup minimal as well. A simple ponytail or tousled hair worn loose is best for this color. Try to keep lips neutral such as in a peach or caramel shade. If you want to keep lips a bright red, make sure your eye makeup is minimal. That way, the dress will be the focus and you will not end up looking over the top.

Pairings: Yellow tends to work best with shades such as white, denim or navy blue, as well as black. Many people shy away from wearing yellow and black because of the high degree of contrast in these two colors. Yet, as many celebrities like Ines de la Frassange, Blake Lively and many others have shown, this look can be pulled off. For example, if you are wearing a yellow skirt, you could pair it with a simple black t-shirt or a black jacket, black opaque stockings and ballet flats. A nice look very popular this season is to team yellow with denim. So, a yellow dress can be layered with a denim jacket and nude pumps for a stylish look. You could also pair a yellow dress with simple black boots for a more casual chic style.

Adding color to an outfit: Yellow need not be always worn on a garment. The shade can also be used as an accent piece to add a splash of color to your outfit. This style tip works especially well on a monochromatic outfit, such as all black or all navy. If you are wearing a black t-shirt and black trousers, you could wear yellow pumps to add in color to the ensemble. In the case of Brooklyn Decker, she wore a lovely black lace dress and teamed it with cute yellow pumps.

Formal styles: Even though yellow is such a bright color, it can still be worn to work. The best way to do this is to team the color with a more subtle, neutral shade such as white. For example, you could wear a white full-sleeved formal shirt with a yellow skirt and team it with black opaque stockings and black pumps. You could also wear a beige blouse with a yellow skirt for a neutral look suitable to work. Other ways to wear this combination is to pair a yellow dress with a white cardigan and black boots or a yellow blouse, white blazer, and white skirt along with nude pumps for a sophisticated look.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2012