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Do not fear yellow, my friends.

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It’s everywhere right now, and it still seems like quite a few people are afraid to embrace the bold, sunny color. The thing about yellow is that it looks great on pretty much everyone, and like all primary colors, is great as a neutral– it matches quite a lot! It also comes around every spring or summer, so if you haven’t embraced yellow yet.. give it a whirl 😉

It’s popped up in nail polish,

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Skirts, tops, dresses

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and even soft, butter-colored denim.

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As you can see, there are a TON of different options and color variations out there. Wear it out before fall gets here 😀

Here are some tips for wearing yellow:

-Mustard color looks great with black, while pale or bright yellow: notsomuch

-Use bright yellow as a pop of color with a neutral-toned outfit

-Yellow can be used like a neutral color. Colors that rock with yellow: navy, red, white, denim, nude, and green.

What’s your favorite yellow piece? Would you rock the yellow jeans? I’m not sure if I would…. 😉

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  1. Jaime on July 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    love the pastel color of those yellow jeans, but I don’t think I’d wear them. I’d totally wear that color in some other piece of clothing though!

    yellow is such a happy color 🙂

  2. Dani on July 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I LOVE the yellow jeans! I’d totally rock those babies

  3. Sara K on July 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Love yellow this season! I just bought a super cute Marc by Marc Jacobs mustard yellow crossbody bag! Those Jimmy Choos are glorious (as is anything emblazoning that label!)

  4. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I had yellow jeans in 4th grade!!! But they were Big Bird yellow, not pastel butter yellow.

  5. Gina @ Running to the kitchen on July 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    That dress and those shoes are awesome. I love yellow in the summer b/c it looks good with a tan 🙂 Mustards aren’t my thing though, they make me look sickly.

  6. Jamie Bielata on July 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Yellow is one of my favorite colors yet I have no yellow clothing, sadly. I am loving the banana republic purse!! 🙂

  7. SaraRM on July 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Ahhhh I love this post!!!! Yellow is my absolute favorite color for summer. I have to have the first dress now, its GORG!

  8. Maria on July 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I’m rocking a pair of yellow-mustardy shorts today and I love them. I actually look down at them and they make me happy. Crazy how a color can do that to you? My wedding colors are actually yellow and gray.

    I would draw the line at the jeans though. 🙂

  9. Amanda @ Cucina Amanda on July 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I have a pair of yellow heels that I bought 2 years ago. I absolutely love them, but never seem to find a good outfit to wear them with!

  10. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on July 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I like certain shades of yellow–the brighter, the better. Once they get too pale, they start blending in with my skin tone and washing me out. But I love bright yellow during the warm seasons!

  11. Jessica on July 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love yellow! I recently bought a really cute bright yellow dress from Zara!

  12. Lindsey on July 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I would love a mustard yellow purse for summer!

  13. yolie @ practising wellness on July 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I think that the yellow handbag is hot, and I would definitely carry it! <3 I also like yellow tops but not trousers (im not brave enough or fashionable enough to carry those off, lol! :-p pale yellow is so pretty 🙂 xyx

  14. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on July 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I embrace the yellow. I never had until last year when I got a little sundress from Target. Loved that dress and my cats …not so much. I opened the closet the other day to find it on the floor with puncture marks all over it :\ Love those yellow shoes!

  15. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Yellow is hands down, my favorite color to wear. Besides maybe pale pink. But yellow is so sunny delicious, I love it!

  16. Katheryn on July 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love wearing yellow and am definitely embracing the trend!

  17. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on July 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I LOVE yellow! Especially with a tan!
    I had a yellow cocktail dress that I loved…only wore it once, then I started digging into the PB jar a little too much. Aaaaaand I had to give it away. 😉

  18. Erin on July 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Yellow is my signature color! It is just so bright and happy. I have a yellow BCBG dress that is my favorite. Not sure if I could pull off yellow jeans. Although, I am wearing yellow shorts right now. 😉

  19. Cait @ Urban Fencepost on July 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Yellow is my favorite! I love wearing it – one piece at a time, don’t want to overdo it! I have a couple of yellow dresses, a yellow purse, and a yellow swimsuit.

  20. Kim@ The Future Dr. B-S on July 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Express totally sold jeans that color when I was in 8th grade. They were bootcut – I totally rocked them! I gave them away to the goodwill about a million years ago (15?)

  21. Stephanie on July 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love yellow. Nothing prettier than a butter yellow sundress! But, alas, I’m one of the people who can’t wear it. It makes me look sallow and jaundiced…and nothing screams “gorgeous” like sallow and jaundiced!

  22. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on July 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Yellow is my favourite colour! I love and wear it 🙂

  23. Liza on July 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I love pastel colors, and pastel yellow/cream is adorable! I love wearing it when I’m much more tan. 😉 Not sure about those yellow jeans, though…

    Funny, this post made me think of a line from the movie ‘Juno’.
    “Why does everyone think yellow is gender neutral? I don’t know any guy with a yellow bedroom.” 😀

  24. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I LOVE YELLOW!!!!!

    I love wearing yellow and gold. I have gold jewelry, gold eyeshadow, gold and yellow clothing, I just love it. In all forms. Bright, pale, electric. I dig it.

    And yes, I would totally rock those yellow jeans. I actually kinda want to buy them right now! Being almost 5’11” though, they would be more like shorts not cropped jeans on me i am thinking. lol


  25. Kim on July 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I love those yellow jeans. I also saw Cameron Diaz was wearing pastel pink jeans last month, and they looked adorable. Pastels!

  26. Fit Chick Britt on July 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I reeeealllly don’t think I can do yellow jeans, but I do have a yellow purse I love!

  27. mi-an on July 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    i absolutely love yellow! i’m filipino so it actually makes me look “tanner” (not that i need it) but it’s nice. i love bright colors. i so want that bcbg watch!!!!

  28. Meg on July 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I am trying to wear brighter more fun colors. I have been looking back at pictures and the bright colors look so much better. The yellow jeans would be tough. I don’t know if I could rock those out! I am so happy I sound your blog. I love it! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      i’m happy you found it too 🙂

  29. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on July 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    My skin tone looks so awful with yellow. I want to like it but I just look like I have a disease or something.

  30. Kate on July 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love yellow! It has always been my favorite color so I’m so happy to see it getting lots of attention!

  31. fittingbackin on July 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I love yellow, too! I have 3 yellow sundresses (one mustard, one pale yellow and one classic yellow). I wear yellow with chocolate brown a lot!

  32. Krystina (Organically Me) on July 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Yellow is my favorite color! I love it so much. 🙂

  33. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair on July 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    LOVE yellow! Such a beautiful, fun, sunshiney colour. The colour of the pants you posted (last picture) is almost the exact colour of my bridesmaids dresses for my wedding next July 🙂

  34. April@ Motor City Runner on July 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I dont think I could do the jeans 🙁

  35. Laura on July 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Not sure if I would rock yellow pants, but I DEFINITELY would not wear yellow nail polish. I think it makes people look sick. I would like a yellow camaro though, ala Bumblebee.

  36. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on July 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I love yellow! I have to be careful about the shade because I’m blonde and have yellow undertones in my skin, but I think a bright yellow dress is so pretty with a tan!

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      please tell me you’re going to HLS! 🙂

  37. Katie B. on July 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Yellow happens to be my favorite color, and currently my nail polish of choice this week 🙂 Nail polish brand Butter London in Cheeky Chops. My yellow obsession started in ’08 when I knitted myself a yellow hat for winter. I’ve been a fan ever since 🙂

  38. The Healthy Engineer on July 6, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Fear yellow?? pshhh it’s been my favorite color since who knows when!

    Yellow will always remind me of the summer 🙂

  39. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 6, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Wow, you would really have to be brave to wear those jeans! Great post girl

  40. Katie on July 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I used to avoid yellow because I thought it washed me out, but now I love it! Just have to make sure to wear the right shade :).

    I would wear those yellow jeans for sure haha, but I probably wouldn’t pay that much for them 🙁 Maybe I can find a knockoff J Brand pair at F21

  41. sarah on July 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I like this post, and those jeans! But one has to be careful – google “Mischa Barton banana pants.”

  42. sarah on July 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Sorry about that.

  43. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on July 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

    My bright yellow nails are typing this! I would never have thought to pick this color out until I saw someone else with yellow nails and couldn’t stop admiring. That combined with your love of the Sally Hanson salon effects led to a yellow purchase and I am quite happy with it! Lots of compliments, which surprised me. Bonus: I can direct traffic with these hands. 😉

  44. Errign on July 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I LIKE yellow, but I’m pale, freckle-y, and have red hair…I always feel like a goober if I wear it! Any certain shade recommendations?

    • Jess on July 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

      I’m thinkin the pale yellow jeans would work for you.. or try an accessory in a bright yellow to play with it?

  45. Lisa on July 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I have a yellow bikini this summer which my daughter keeps stealing. From tarjay!

  46. Chelsa on July 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I love yellow it’s one of my favorite colors for sure. It’s such a happy color and I agree it looks great on everyone.

  47. theorist on July 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I have a good amount of yellow. I used to be afraid of it until about 4 years ago….

    Now I have dresses, shoes, and handbags in many shades of yellow. I tend to wear darker yellows (mustard) in the fall and all the others in spring, summer. I esp love it as a surprising pop of color.

  48. Jess on July 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I wear different shades of yellow all year long, love it.

  49. Dominique on July 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    OMG I am in LOVE with that Philip Lim dress. It’s probably a good thing it’s no longer available, otherwise my wallet would be in trouble. I occasionally sport yellow even though I probably shouldn’t. I’m Asian and certain yellow shades wash me out but I have a bright yellow short-sleeved turtleneck (that is great in the fall/winter) and an off-shoulder yellow long-sleeved shirt. It’s a little on the light side. I have no idea what shades of yellow would really work for me but my BF loves seeing me in yellow (for some weird reason), so I go with it sometimes.

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