Two Ways to Wear a Yellow Top

Yellow is one of those colors that a lot of women think they can’t wear, but it’s a big trending color this season, so I wanted to give it a try.

I considered ordering this dress in yellow, but I decided I’d rather try wearing yellow in a smaller piece, so I ended up ordering the dress in black and this ruffle v-neck shell in the spectra yellow.

Because yellow is a bit of a challenge to style, and because I couldn’t decide which look I liked better, I decided to show two ways to wear a yellow top.

2 Ways to Wear a Yellow Top: dark denim, gold sandals, and a pop of pink!

Yellow and blue is always a safe color combination — after all, they’re opposite each other on the color wheel. Because this is a bold yellow, I paired it with dark denim cropped jeans.

These jeans are one of my old favorites — they’re the Paige Verdugo style (the same as my favorite white jeans — see them below) but they’re a cropped length, and there’s something about this wash that I love. It’s a classic dark wash with subtle whiskering, and they have just enough stretch to be comfortable but not enough to bag out. These jeans fit like a glove and hold their shape beautifully.

BONUS! They just went on sale at Bloomingdales! Plus, Bloomies is running a spend more, save more event. Yes, again. These seem to be coming around more and more often, and I’m not complaining! These jeans come down to $95 at checkout.

2 Ways to Wear a Yellow Top: dark denim, gold sandals, and a pop of pink!

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I thought it would be fun to add a bold pink to the mix so I decided to carry this slouchy tote. I don’t know why I don’t carry this bag more; I love it. Unfortunately it’s old and no longer available, but I’ll link to some other options below.

2 Ways to Wear a Yellow Top: dark denim, gold sandals, and a pop of pink!

To keep this look on the more casual side, I opted for gold thong sandals, but neutral wedge sandals would be fun with it too.

Another option, if you like the pop of pink, is to wear pink sandals or pumps and carry a neutral handbag. It just depends on what you have in your closet!

2 Ways to Wear a Yellow Top: dark denim, gold sandals, and a pop of pink!

ruffle v-neck shell // dark wash cropped skinnies // gold sandals // pink bag options here, here, and here // cuff bracelet

Yellow and white is another safe color combination, so for my second look, I paired the yellow top with my white jeans and topped it off with a denim jacket.

This time I went with taupe wedge sandals, and I carried a neutral handbag that also has cool undertones but with more of a pink cast to it.

In the Asked & Answered section of yesterday’s email newsletter, I talked about how I choose which handbag to carry with my outfits.

I don’t match my bags to my shoes, but I do try to carry bags that work with the rest of the outfit, and often my bag and shoes will be two different neutrals. I just try to make sure they have similar undertones — warm or cool. The pink bag would also be nice with this outfit, but I was trying to make it different from the one above.

I also think navy sandals would be smashing with this outfit. I love these. In fact, I’ve been waiting for them to go on sale, and that is the lowest price I’ve seen. (They come down even further when you add them to your cart!!!)

They’re pretty much sold out everywhere, and they have my size, plus I happen to have a Bloomies gift card… so I splurged. I don’t have any navy shoes, so I think they’ll be fun to have.

The taupe sandals work too, but mine are old so I linked to a few similar options. Same for the handbag.

ruffle v-neck shell // white skinnies (less $$ option) // similar wedge sandals (less $$ options here and here) // neutral hobos here and here (less $$ option here)

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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