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Shade to Crave: Yellow

Spring releases a fun and exuberant vibe into the air and no shade will get you in the swing or spring like yellow. I’ll admit that I only recently became a yellow-proponent; it really coincided with my new-found sense of color adventurousness. There is something unexpected about yellow for some reason.  It’s definitely not a shade you will run into all that often while walking down the street, but that’s what makes it fun, so why not go for it!

Yellow can be anything from classy to whimsical, feminine to funky, and everything in between. Just look at the celebrities pictured above- all of whom are sporting shades of yellow interpreted differently for styles that range from ultra-femme like Lauren Conrad wearing a Plastic Island coat, to boho like Molly Sims in Calvin Klein, to sexy, like Leighton Meester, who teamed a yellow ruffled Nina Ricci dress with killer lace up booties by Derek Lam.

So what are the do’s and don’ts of wearing yellow? Well first I would advise against pairing yellow, especially bright yellow, with black, that’s just way too bumble bee. There are some exceptions, but overall this is a rule.Yellow will always work with jeans- any wash, really. Yellow, especially neon, also looks amazing when set against nude and neutral shades.

Read on for some yellow pieces guaranteed to spruce up your wardrobe!

Nanette Lepore Wind Swept Dress, $348. The studs give this sunny yellow dress a cool rocker-edge.

Free People Moondance Tunic, $98. Easy breezy and ultra flattering, pair this with skinny jeans or denim cut-offs and an armful of bangles for a fun boho-style.

BCBG Maxazria Yellow and Gray Dress, $358. I love the neon/neutral contrast. edressme

J Crew Featherweight Cotton Cardigan, $69.50. Swap out your neutral cardigans for this show-stopper.

Gypsy 05 Gara Dress, $176. A sweetly-slouchy, highly-flattering style. Wear it with leggings or tights and wedges now and with bear legs and sandals later.

BDG Knit Mini Skirt, $38. A versatile piece that looks great with anything from an embellished tank to a comfy tee.

Lotta Stensson Silk Handkerchief Dress, $530. A total Nicole Richie-worthy style.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Top, $125. Love, love, LOVE the retro, 70s-inspired vibe. Very groovy.

Pins and Needles Hook & Eye Sundress, $58. Pair this with ballet flats and a jean jacket for a sublime springtime style.

Forever 21 Slub Striped Knit Tank, $8.80. This tank makes for an amazing top in the summer and a fabulous layering piece in the winter and fall.

Miu Miu Small Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, $820. The perfect way to add a pop of color to your everyday look.

Elizabeth and James Mason Platform Pumps, $350. Kick your look up a few notches with these platform pumps.


Splash image by Meagan Aguayo

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Jess Zaino

Yellow is definitely a color to watch. The sun is finally shining here on the east coast so I guess its time to add some sun into your wordrobe. This is a super fashion DO.

Reply April 2, 2010, 1:43 pm


Love these pieces! And as much as I hate to admit it, Lauren Conrad’s jacket is pretty darn cute. I don’t think I have one yellow item in my wardrobe. Let’s just say, I’ve been inspired :)

Reply March 25, 2010, 10:10 am

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