How To Wear Yellow If You Think You “Can’t” Wear Yellow

Yellow is a big trend and very stylish for 2019, but I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I can’t wear yellow!”

I love yellow! (I wore it all the time when I was a kid…when I was tan all the time, and let’s face it kids look cute in anything!)

After I became an image consultant and was finally aware of flattering styles and colors, I was in the ‘can’t wear it camp’ too. But all of that changed just a couple of years ago. (More on that to come…)

If you love yellow, but don’t think you can, I have good news. You can! It’s just a matter of how you wear it! Here are…5 ways to wear yellow even if you don’t think you can. (Are you excited? I am!)

5 Ways to Wear Yellow if You Think You Can’t Wear Yellow

Yellow accessories

Instead of wearing yellow next to your face or actually on your body at all, go for yellow accessories. Just think, away from your face…so many choices: handbags, shoes, belts, hair accessories and bracelets.

If you’re worried yellow accessories aren’t practical enough, think again! Yellow goes with lots of colors. Even though I’ve paired it with black and white, you can pair yellow with:

Purple/lavender

Green

Blue

Orange

Pink

Red…pretty much the whole rainbow!

For a natural look, try yellow with brown. Think sunflowers! This makes a great boho look when done in natural fibers with interesting textures.

Side note…I have a new feature to my website now! Whenever you click through on any outfit collage, you’ll land on my Storefront. There you’ll find the look with all of the individual items below it. When you click on “buy” you’ll be directed to the retailer’s site.

Everything you find on my Storefront has my stamp of approval! Most of my picks are fairly moderately priced. Some are higher and some are lower. Please let me know if you ever have any questions, and I am absolutely happy to help you!!

And if you don’t see anything in the Looks that you like, check out the my Products page for even more yellow pieces of goodness!

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Yellow on bottom

Certain yellow doesn’t look good next to your face? Wear it as a bottom such as a flowy skirt, a pencil skirt, wide legged trousers or cropped jeans. Wearing yellow as a bottom won’t wash you out or clash with your hair.How to wear yellow if you don't think you can wear yellow

Yellow in a print

Yet another way to wear yellow is in a print. Pick a print with a background in a color that’s flattering and them small amounts of yellow won’t matter one iota.

Likewise, a low contrast print, such as pale yellow on pastel lavender appears almost as solid lavender because of the low contrast…it won’t wash you out. I have a hard time resisting a pale lemon print on a white background.

(What is it about fruit prints that are so cute in the summer? I’m a sucker for pineapples, too!)

Cover the Yellow

Trying a yellow top for the first time? Try topping it with a neutral jacket or cardigan. You’ll minimize the yellow showing until you’re ready to claim your golden glory (yes, pun intended!)

Another way to draw attention away or “de-tensify” your yellow top is to add a scarf or statement necklace.

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Find Your Yellow

If you think you can’t wear yellow, you haven’t found the right yellow for your skin tone.

Remember how I mentioned I didn’t think I could wear yellow? One day I was shopping and found the cutest buttercup yellow dress. I held it up, got raves from my shopping buddy and knew I’d found my yellow!

How to find your yellow? Of course, you could go to the mall and do a search for every yellow piece you can and hold it up to your face.

How to wear yellow if you think you can't

OR…a quicker and easier way it to head to a large fabric store and experiment with all the yellows you can find. Don’t worry if you don’t like the fabric, you’re not sewing anything, lol! Once you find your shade(s), ask for a small piece for reference to take shopping with you.

So…are you convinced yet? With these 4 solutions, I’m convinced everyone can wear yellow!

What about you? Will you give yellow a chance? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 comments on “How To Wear Yellow If You Think You “Can’t” Wear Yellow

  1. I have a yellow purse I love to use in the spring and summer. Also I have a yellow flower and crystal necklace that looks great with navy, white, black, so many things. I LOVE those yellow and B/W shoes, the jeans and the backpack! May have to have them all!

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