Yellow is such a happy color, one that calls to mind the warmth of sunshine and the leaves of fall. Though it comes in shades for every season, it’s especially popular in the fall, when fiery reds, rustic oranges, and warm yellows litter the trees, sidewalks, and hillsides.
Despite this, there are many people out there who feel like they don’t have the look or the eccentric tastes to pull off yellow in their wardrobe. We’re here today to prove those people wrong, discuss how anyone can look good in yellow, and show you the different ways to style the color.
The Hue for You
It’s time to find the right hue for you!
Well, shade, technically.
Before we get into the different ways in which you can indulge in the yellow clothing trend, you need to figure out which shade or shades of yellow look best on you. This will depend on a number of things, such as skin tone, hair color, and eye color, but at the end of the day, trial and error is the best way to determine which shades of yellow cater to your own personal tastes. Still, a little insight into what typically works (and what doesn’t) can still be quite beneficial.
We’ll begin with the traditional, lemony yellow, which is probably the first iteration of yellow that comes to mind when you think of the color. It’s bright. It’s intense. It’s bold. This is a shade of yellow that begs to be paired with dark hair, which works as a natural contrast to the summery shade. Though it can be worn sparingly in the fall, this yellow is definitely more associated with the hotter months of the year.
Mustard yellow isn’t quite as exclusive when it comes to who looks nice in it. In fact, it looks fantastic on practically everyone, and it’s a go-to fall color. In general, lighter shades of hair may not look quite as good in brighter, more neon shades of yellow, making mustard a great choice for blondes and redheads throughout the year. However, fall is the best time to break out this earthier iteration of yellow. While darker hair is often subconsciously associated with colder months already, lighter-colored hair evokes thoughts of summer. Consequently, mustard is an especially effective option for blondes to wear in the fall if they want to look “in-season”.
Chartreuse is a unique color, there’s no doubt about that. It has a hint of green in its mix and, as a result, looks best on brunettes. Still, depending on what you pair the color with, you can bring out certain tones that complement your features. Accentuate the yellow tones of chartreuse with navies and browns, or place emphasis on the green undertones with purples and shades of beige.
Now that you have some idea of which shade of yellow will look best on you, it’s time to figure out how to wear the color well.
As an Accent Piece
Yellow is an admittedly intense color, so there’s no shame in starting small! Yellow can provide as a lovely pop of accent color on any piece of clothing. This olive shoulder top has large sections of yellow lemons as a fun decoration, so the individual colors don’t overwhelm and you can still pair the top with almost anything. After all, since the other colors and patterns are used minimally, they’re unlikely to clash with most other pieces, giving you more freedom in the other pieces you wear.
The point of yellow as an accent color is to allow it to add a little extra flavor to your outfit without completely stealing the show.
Using yellow in your outwear is another great way to breathe new life into an outfit.
While it’s more apparent when it makes up an entire piece of clothing, you still have the option to divert some of the attention from the yellow piece with other accessories or pieces of clothing. That way, you can add to the eccentricity of yellow by pairing, say, a golden yellow skirt with a lavender blouse. Or, tone it down by using a yellow knitted cardigan to frame a simple outfit of jeans and a black sweater and make the whole ensemble a little more interesting.
As the Main Piece
Feeling bold? Make yellow the focal point of your outfit!
The shade of yellow that you choose becomes way more important when it’s the focus of your ensemble, but it’s not the end-all-be-all. When it comes down to it, the actual cut and style of the outfit is much more important.
Going for something formal yet eye-catching? Despite its whimsical hue, this elegant yellow dress exudes regality and sophistication. You’ll be sure to turn heads in this beautiful garment, which suddenly becomes a fall fashion staple when paired with sleek black boots and tights.
If you want something a little quirkier, a mustard pair of overalls paired with a fun sweater is just what you need! Even though mustard is a little more muted than its bright and intense brothers and sisters, when used as the primary color in a pair of overalls, it takes on a different, more care-free feel.
At Wholesale Fashion Square, we want shoppers and boutique owners to make informed and inspired choices about the clothing they buy. We hope you’ve discovered a few new and interesting ways to wear yellow this fall. Be sure to check out our wide assortment of yellow pieces to find clothing and accessories for your boutique or closet.
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