Fun With Yellow...
There’s always a new season on the horizon! And maybe you’re looking to branch out from your standard wardrobe choices. You want to add something snappy, polished and fun.
So let’s begin. We’ll look at all of the wonderful ways you can upgrade your wardrobe for any season by rocking a yellow shirt. On top of that, we’ll discover what other pieces in your wardrobe will pair perfectly with your snazzy yellow top!
First thing’s first!
What Shade of Yellow Works For You?
Yellow ain’t just yellow. It’s just not that simple (but is anything really?!). When we talk about this magnetic color, we are talking about a vast array of gorgeous yellows ranging from deep canary to bright bumblebee to a sophisticated shade of tuscan sun.
Let’s take a look at the yellow color range:
Which yellow is for you? Well, the basic rule of thumb here is, the fairer your complexion, the warmer and more saturated you want your yellow to be. And vice versa! The darker your complexion, keep your yellows cooler and lighter.
Next...what matches with yellow?
Ok. Now that we have determined what yellow works best for you, let’s get to the fun part. How do you match your yellow shirt with other items in your wardrobe? What matches best?
While I personally love using my creative eye to put together an outfit without referring to theories or assumptions, there are some definitive rules out there that tell us which colors look best with one another. And for that, we look to the color wheel!
The color wheel is a great reference when you’re staring at your wardrobe trying to determine what exactly even goes with your yellow shirt?!? As a rule of thumb, you can use the color wheel to make the following outfit combinations:
- Combine colors directly next to each other. Yellow and yellow-orange work well together. So do yellow and yellow-green!
- Check out colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other. Such as yellow and red-orange.
- You can match colors directly across from each other too. Yellow and violet are sure to make a bold statement!
- Try out colors that form a T such as yellow, violet, and red-orange. Or yellow, blue-green, and red-orange.
- And finally, you can combine colors that form an X like blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow.
Alright then, enough of the theory. Let’s get to the outfits! Here are some definite “Do’s” when it comes to styling your yellow shirt.
DO: Pair with a Playful Print
If you’re looking to instantly upgrade your look to something bold and fun, try a solid yellow top with a playful print on the bottom. This is a polished look with some creative flair!
DO: Pair a Deep Curry Yellow Top with a Maroon Bottom
Here is a gorgeous way to introduce a deeper, more mustardy yellow to your wardrobe. This is a great option if you have a fairer complexion. Add a deep maroon pant for an elegant and cultivated look.
DO: Rock a Monochromatic Look
Though it may not be for everyone, a monochromatic yellow look is bold and strikingly beautiful! Remember, choose a bright and light yellow if you have a darker complexion.
A monochromatic yellow outfit is sure to make a statement and is a fantastic and daring choice for a night out on the town with friends!
DO: Pair Your Yellow Top with Confidence
At the end of the day, your outfit is a way to express who you are. Adding a yellow shirt to your wardrobe is a way for you to stand out and exude a bright confidence.
Like I said from the start, sometimes yellow doesn’t seem like the obvious choice and I know it’s easy to think you can’t pull it off. BUT, if you pair a yellow shirt with any of the suggestions above, you are on your way to a stylish and colorfully courageous look.
I’ve learned that every time I wear yellow, it elevates my spirits and makes me happier. I have a small hunch that the people around me may just be a little bit happier too! So what do you say? Will you give yellow a try?
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