Full on summer is here. And fabulous pieces in shades of yellow are in store. Bright days, and bright nights. It's time to add yellow to your wardrobe. Enjoy the season, and dress for it. Yellow can symbolize freshness,happiness,positivity,clarity,energy,optimism,enlightenment, or it can simply mean you are in the know and wearing one of the seasons best colors. Yellow is indeed popping up all over New York. Do you dress in a super casual way, or are you looking for some new evening options? Either way,or both, look for, and buy yellow. It will lift your spirits.
Do you love prints? Then focus on yellow prints this season. Designers at all price points are playing with yellow to allow you to stand out in a crowd. Tom Browne does a playful coat with a yellow accented plaid shirt underneath. The naif print in in contrast to the bizarre masks which read bondage, but that the designer said were punk. Perhaps ditch the masks and just don the clean, cool coat? Contemporary designers play with yellow too. Beach bound? An eyelet skirt and midriff top are freshened up with a yellow floral print. Top it off with a straw hat and some espadrilles.
I love the tiger print coat tied into jeans and a wrap neck top. It's clean and cool. The yellow blouse really pushes the coat. If you want a more summery print, how about a pair of tropical print shorts? They look great teamed with a white denim jacket and a ruffly boho shirt.
Printed dresses are a mainstay for summer collections. Long sleeve of sleeveless, these flouncy dresses are shown in stand out floral prints. Large and loud, they say look at me. The yellow and black print looks fresh too, as does lace trimmed solid yellow. The reds and whites that are mixed into the display make the floral pop.
But do not negate the power of mini prints. Small and discrete ones from Zadig and Voltaire and Ba&sh are a different kind of feminine. These prints play well with denim and blue accents. These dresses are cut in chiffons and very light weight viscose fabrics for floaty summer looks. Nothing too serious here, just the right touch of a fashion color.
Notice how the yellow prints just jump at at you. That's because yellow gets you noticed. The tribal wax influenced print on the left is super cool, and really stands out. But yellow stripes and yellow no-print prints are a very clean way to wear yellow. Clean or ethnic, yellow prints work.
Yellow prints also hit the night scene. The super romantic tie dye halter dress is casual yet dressy. It screams summer nights, whether in the Hamptons or on the Mediterranean somewhere, it works. The dress on the left hints at house parties, with it's 40's retro style.
Short dresses or long dresses, wear yellow out at night. It's flattering, and fabulous. The mustard ruched dress on the left has sculptural modern feel. The other dresses are flowy and have cascades of ruffles, Again chiffon is the material of choice for these dresses, print and solid.
sStand out solid dresses make yellow the choice for evening. The sharp yellow cocktail dress in guipre lace is flirty, yet demure. The high neck and long sleeves are a nice contrast to the flared skirt. The Chanel dress and exquisite. In a pale yellow silk, they are trimmed in a delicate lace. Being Chanel they are accessorized with diamonte belts and necklace bearing the Chanel name. An interesting juxtaposition.
Yellow also stands out when worn casually. Jeans, jean jackets and casual shirts all look fantastic when they turn on the sun. Body suits too. Yellow looks great with blue denims and white. You can also get away with it head to toe. It can go preppy or a bit boho. Its a very versatile color.
The yellow jeans stand out from their the blues and white jeans in the display. And why shouldn't they? Here are more jeans played off of white shirts and chambray ones as well. Yellow is the new casual color of note. Frayed or not frayed, it looks new.
Casual yellow is cool yellow. Camis in yellow embroidered cottons look great with printed jeans. More lively than black, white or beige. We have seen lots of broderie anglais this season, but it actually looks newer in yellow. More modern. Sacai makes a fabulous pale yellow shirt pin striped with pale blue, with a matching skirt. Very chic.
Cinq a Sept cuts a mean yellow jacket. The shirred sleeves make a statement. Pair it with jeans or white pants and add a touch of blue. Yellow sundresses also find favor. Combine very floaty panels with a wide airy cut for a more modern look.
Ralph Lauren is in on yellow too. This relaxed dress in a more neon yellow is piped in a royal blue. That too is a great yellow combination. Clean pieces suit yellow well. The outfits on the left work yellow with black and white. The black and yellow floral trim on the white dress in novel and grown up.
Super minimal styles look super in yellow. A sexy tube dress, or a covered up skirt and sweater statement pieces. And who doesn't want to make a statement? Please add some yellow, no matter what the shade, butter, mustard, daffodil, or taxi yellow. They are all fabulous.
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