Trend spotting - Summer gets a splash of yellow

Hilary Swank in yellow Tory Burch

Many would say yellow during the summer is a no brainer. The color itself is associated with so many positive things that the warm weather brings... the sun, lightness, fun, happiness and not to forget, the smiley face. So it comes as no surprise that this color has been a major staple this season. It's a very easy and uncomplicated color to wear and almost everyone can get away with wearing the right shade. Below are some favorite summer yellow looks that make us feel all bright and shiny...

Style Tip: Avoid looking like Big Bird by keeping things simple when it comes to this color. You can definitely take a risk and play with certain styles and get away with it but for most, we'd say - no frills, definitely no feathers and no complicated twists. Just a simple structured or streamlined look....well unless you're Rihanna (see below).

Leelee Sobieski in yellow

Kerry Washington in a gorgeous yellow Michael Kors halter dress

Gwyneth Paltrow in Rachel Roy

Sofia Vergara brings a little sunshine in a bright yellow button down and ripped jean …

Leighton Meester goes bold in yellow on the set of Gossip Girl

Ginnifer Goodwin takes a fashionable risk in a gorgeous lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress

Freida Pinto in a neon yellow Michael Kors dress

Fergie in bright yellow BCBG Max Azria Atelier gown

Fergie in yellow Calvin Klein Sheath and leather leggings

Emmanuelle Chiriqui in yellow

Beyonce performs in bright yellow

Emma Watson in Marchesa

Worthy throwback...

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

What do you think of all this yellow? Are you into it or would you rather pass on it?

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