How To Wear Yellow in the Wintertime

Posted by    |    December 20th, 2011 at 9:41 am

It’s all things sunny and bright, and yet we seem to reserve it mainly for the spring and summer, instead of when we need it most: the dreary wintertime.  Yellow can lift your spirits just by looking at it, so why not find a way to wear it during the coldest months of the year?

Here are a few tips when venturing into sunshine territory with your wardrobe:

  • Yellow looks best in the winter with darker color combinations.  Yellow looks stunning with navy, darker neutrals, and black (if it’s the right shade of yellow-you don’t want to be a bumble bee).  Dark denim and yellow are smashing together, and a yellow skirt or dress are an unexpected pop of color this time of year.
  • Avoid yellow tights unless you want your legs to look jaundiced.  Some people can pull this look off, but not many.
  • Yellow accessories are a great way to get noticed. I saw a shocking yellow scarf at Forever 21 yesterday, and it took everything in me not to buy it and wear it with my distressed denim shirt.  Yellow earrings and necklaces add a fun touch to any outfit, and yellow Hunter boots are worth the investment. A yellow coat may be a bit much for most, but it can be a fun sussie to treat yourself to.

Now that you have a few guidelines to follow, how about some pics for inspiration?

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-Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlus Style and YouPlus Dallas, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.

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  1. You can wear yellow in the winter with dark colors.