Adding a pop of yellow is like adding instant sunshine, but if the color causes pause, I understand. Yellow may brighten outfits on the rack, but it can also wash out certain complexions. This does not mean you have to shun this seasons brightest color. Follow the guidelines below for a surefire way to create a little dose of sunshine to your style.
Start with the right yellow
In order to look your best, it is important to choose the right shade of yellow. Luckily there are a wide range of hues to choose from. Those with a dark olive complexion look fabulous in bold, super bright yellows. If you have light olive skin, consider a lighter yellow. On the other hand icy, sherbet yellows are good on those with a cool complexion. Marigold yellow is another possibility for those with a lighter complexion.
Wear as part of a pattern
A sophisticated Jones of New York sheath dress in a subtle yellow floral print is a great way to add yellow without overwhelming your look. Florals, stripes and polka dots are all fun ways to pull yellow into your outfit without draping solid yellow over your body.
Accessorize with yellow
A pair of yellow shoes is an unexpected touch, making it perfect for spring of 2012. Color reigns supreme this year but you do not have to completely change your wardrobe or style to follow the trend. An inexpensive bracelet or a pair of bold yellow pumps like these strappy Michael Antonio's can take the focus off last year's dress.
If this color trend has you wishing for spring, don't worry, you do not have to wait. Consider adding fresh new winter accessories like this yellow ski hat by Kate Spade. Make your fellow snow shoveler's happy when they see your sunshine yellow knit complete with pom pom on top and a Hello Sunshine slogan on the front.
Make it look intentional. Yellow is the color of traditional rain coats and wellies. It is also the inspiration behind many a diet, as in "Teeny weeny itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini" This year I am purchasing a pair of yellow Sperry Top-Sider rain boots and a matching rain coat. I love being able to return to the basics while following fashion trends. If I look like a rubber ducky so be it, yellow is the color to be caught in the rain in this year. The yellow polka dot bikini will have to wait!
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