10 Super Chic Ways to Wear Yellow in Summers

For me summer also resonates with bright & warm colours but there is one colour I’m always doubtful about – yellow. At the runway the colour dominated the collections for many designers like Delpozo, Kate Spade New York, Creatures of Comfort, Coach, Jason Wu & others.

For years, we have seen yellow as a shade that does nothing for our skin tone, eyes or hair. It never fits anywhere and yellow outfits can leave us looking like lemons. It is without any doubt one of the trickiest colors to wear.

 But in the past one year, we have seen the some pretty amazing yellow outfits on the red carpet that it has now taken over as one of the top colors for the season. From Emma Stone’s La La Land yellow dress to Rihanna’s Met Gala gown, all variations of the color seem to shine bright at the red carpet. But as good as this color looks on the red carpet, can it be worn so fashionably IRL?

The key to pulling of this pop of yellow is to embrace romantic silhouettes and understand the complementary colors that work well with it.

Going Classic

Most probably the easiest way to wear this color is going back to the classics. Team up a plain yellow tee with a pair of high-waist shorts or jeans. This works for both the bright as well as muted variations of the color. To make it even more fun, replace the regular shorts with ripped shorts.

White Tune

Yellow & White are two colors which shout summers. Team both of them together any way you like but just remember to keep the yellow in lighter or pastel shades otherwise you would become the sun.

Yellow Sundress

A classic forever is a nice yellow sun dress. One way to make it chic is to opt for flowy fabrics & silhouettes rather than something skin fit. Since brown is an earthly tone, it can help make the outfit look more grounded. So be sure to add a nice brown bag or pair of sandals.

Tropical Love

If you love prints, this one is for you. a plain yellow top can easily complement a good tropical print. The whole outfit can look super cute & appropriate for the season.

Work Work

Colored outerwear is a great way to incorporate a color into your wardrobe.  Turn a basic white shirt & jeans combination into something completely different by just adding a yellow blazer over it. Not only is it a great way to add a pop of color but also if you feel like it is not working out, it would be easy to just remove it.

Biker Chic

Want to add some edge to your outfit? Add a nice black biker jacket over a yellow shift dress. Not only does it make the outfit edgier but also helps break the colors.

Pleated Story

A long pleated skirt is a summer staple. Take it to the next level & pair a mustard skirt with a dark blue or navy blue button down shirt. Not only is it a classic color combination but also is also looks really chic.

Ditch the white dress

A staple of all those beach Instagram photos is a long white flowy dress. This summer, ditch it for a nice long yellow dress with a nice print on it. Not only will it be different but also exactly on point with the trends this summer.

Go all in

If you want to take things one step further, wear a yellow suit. The more muted colors you will choose for your suit, the better it will look. Also skip the blazer for a long vest. It looks more chic & trendy.

Bag It

If you really don’t want to wear yellow on your sleeves, carry it with you. Carry a nice yellow bag with you. This way you won’t have to step outside your comfort zone.

Hope this helps you in incorporating something yellow in your wardrobe this summer.

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