Think yellow's not your color? Rest assured, there's a sunny hue that's right for you, just use your skin tone as a guide. The most saturated hues are best left to tan skin or naturally dark with warm undertones, sunny yellow looks good on medium skin, and the palest yellows go best with cool skin tones. Whether you choose a hint of yellow on an accessory or go head-to-toe in the sunny hue, take inspiration from the runways to find your best look.
Karen Walker's Yellow Brogues
Try on a pair of yellow or yellow-accented shoes with neutral or complementary colors.
Karen Walker's Yellow Clutch
A neon yellow clutch works for day and night.
Karen Walker's Mustard Dress
Don't discount the sophistication of mustard yellow, a more grown-up version than neon or soft pale shades.
Tracy Reese's Yellow Belt
The easiest way to add yellow to a look: an eye-catching yellow skinny belt. Let it define your waist and your summer style.
Tracy Reese's Yellow Shorts
If there's a yellow shade you can't live without but isn't necessarily a complement to your skin tone, wear it on the bottom. A pair of yellow shorts might be just the thing.
J.Crew's Pale Neon
Here's an example of an offbeat yellow looking ultra chic. This pale neon shade is unexpected and would be perfectly paired with navy, black, or white.
J.Crew's Yellow Sequins
Yellow sequins add some drama and sparkle to an otherwise happy-go-lucky color.
Luca Luca's Yellow Wrap
Pair a feminine yellow top with a light blue bottom for a super summery vibe, a la Luca Luca.
Oscar De La Renta's Sundress
You'll never go wrong in a yellow sundress; it's perfect for a picnic or walk in the park.
Oscar De La Renta's Patterned Dress
You don't have to go solid with yellow. Choose a pattern that adds a touch of the color to the overall look.
Oscar De La Renta's Bow Blouse
Buy a yellow top and let it peek out of a blazer or jacket like this Oscar De La Renta look.
Oscar De La Renta's Evening Gown
You may not have an occasion to wear a yellow, floor length chiffon evening gown, but let this be your permission to wear yellow at night. In a sea of black, you'll stand out like a beacon of light.