vogue : how to wear yellow

I don’t wear yellow all that often. I actually have a stunning yellow cocktail dress, but I get very nervous wearing the bright, sometimes over exaggerated color. Though I opt for pieces in other bright colors, it almost seems like yellow is difficult to style and pair with other colors. But it’s not. Thus, here is your tip guide on wearing yellow!
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Simpler, lighter colors are perfect against yellow such as a nude blouse or gray. I am, however, a fan of bold colors against each other so try a navy color. A deep rich hue will make that yellow shine like gold. You can also never go wrong with a monochromatic look with any color and in yellow, you will be asking for attention. And against pattern, floral and yellow are just meant to be like in springtime.
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I usually have the hardest time understanding shoes when it comes to unique colors like yellows and greens. For this shinning color try nude if you want to stay neutral, or go for a bit of pop with metallic gold and glitter. Gold glitter heels with bows are a yellow dress’ best friend.
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If you want to wear black, try accessorizing in this dark hue. At the end of the day, you don’t want to look like a bumble bee so try to keep these color as separate as possible in this outfit. Red lips or nails, but not both are perfect against the yellow. Go for a deeper firecracker red.
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Obviously I don’t know too much about how to wear yellow and with a beautiful cocktail dress hanging in the closet, I am asking for your tips too! Leave them in the comments to share with everyone.
  • The Yuppie Files

    I don’t think yellow looks good w/my blonde hair but am starting to use it in accessories more. I actually just bought a pair of (maternity) yellow jeans, which is a big departure for me!

    http://www.TheYuppieFiles.com

  • The Yuppie Files

    I don't think yellow looks good w/my blonde hair but am starting to use it in accessories more. I actually just bought a pair of (maternity) yellow jeans, which is a big departure for me!

    http://www.TheYuppieFiles.com

  • Cori

    I love to wear bright yellow with brown leather accessories. Like a yellow sundress cinched with a brown leather belt and high leather sandals. I also love pairing with nude or gold when dressing up.

  • Cori

    I love to wear bright yellow with brown leather accessories. Like a yellow sundress cinched with a brown leather belt and high leather sandals. I also love pairing with nude or gold when dressing up.

  • high leather sandals? You're talking my language, Cori! I bet it all looks so beautiful!

  • oh yellow gemstones, like canary, would be beautiful!