the other day it dawned on me how oblivious I’ve become to my affinity for neutrals: grey, brown, black & navy but especially grey. I don’t know what it is about grey but somewhere around my early 20′s, I became drawn to it & I still am. something about grey just says clean & sophisticated, in my opinion. I’m certain my decade & a half long stint in a corporate environment has much to do with that. grey is always acceptable at the office but now I want more color in my life & what’s more colorful than yellow? It’s bright, warm & can be worn by anyone but it’s all about the level of color saturation & tone. I for one, don’t look good in cool pastel anything. I have a warm skin tone, so brighter, warmer shades look best on me. If I wear yellow, I opt for the golden hued deeper shades to make sure I don’t look washed out, but regardless of the shade or color, I don’t want to spend a fortune on updating my wardrobe. I guess you can say I’m actively frugal & proud of it!
Some suggestions for adding a lil lemon to your look without breaking the bank – everything’s under $100:
$21 - dorothyperkins.com
Yellow crochet skinny scarf with tassel detail and crochet eyelet edges. 100% Cotton. Scarves are essential because they easily add color.
Michael Antonio Love Me Patent Pump $40 – dsw.com
Colorful shoes require fewer accessories to make your outfit stand out. This heel can be paired with jeans & blazer or a little black dress. It’s versatile like that.
Asos Slot Through Portfolio Clutch: $36 - asos.com
I LOVE a good clutch & especially one that accommodates more than a cell phone & lipstick. Oversized leather look clutch bag by ASOS Collection, featuring an envelope style design with a slot through strap to the front, embellished with metal corners and bars to the strap.
Rocket Dog Clara – $51 - zappos.com
Simple, comfortable & stylish. Wedges add height without sacrificing comfort.
Bar Iii Green And Yellow Resin Square Cuff Bracelet $38 - macys.com
A playful color palette, this bracelet combines bold green and yellow resin squares in a gold plated mixed metal setting.
Bar Iii Earrings, Retro Yellow Bead Earrings
$22 - macys.com
Flip the tables and go retro. Bar III’s vintage-themed drop earrings feature an asymmetrical shape crafted from black and yellow resin.
Patent leather skinny belt $37 - jcrew.com
A colorful patent leather skinny belt can polish up any look. Designed to be worn at the hips.
Sun & Sand Yellow Striped Straw Hat: $15 - lespommettes.com
One way to help protect your face against the harsh rays of the warm sun is by donning a wide southern-belle hat.
Sabrina Dehoff / Unification Bracelet Double Gold Mustard $69- styleserver.de
Vero Moda Very Dress Jackie Yellow – $60 - welikefashion.com
Lovely yellow dress with a square neckline and a shift silhouette with distinct pleating. Pair it up with a cropped jacket and high heels or add a skinny belt in a contrasting color.
Kenneth Cole New York Earrings, Yellow Crystal Circle Drop Earrings $26 - macys.com
Brighten your day with a burst of bold color. Kenneth Cole New York’s trendy drop earrings can be paired with a fun casual summer outfit and some colorful lipgloss like MAC’s Funtabulous lipglass.
Therapy Cute texture cardigan
$28 - houseoffraser.co.uk
For cooler summer nights, keep this cardigan on hand to layer over a sundress or pair it up with a flowy a-line skirt and espadrilles.
Yellow Knuckle Duster Clutch $30 - janenorman.co.uk
I’ve seen this knuckle clutch popping up on the red carpet even though it clearly has a rocker edge to it. A bright clutch looks great with anything & the knuckle duster clasp, complete with designer inspired skull, makes it an instant stand out. Work this with a funky glammed-out tee, some skinny jeans & killer heels.
Lace Bodycon Dress – $80 - warehouse.co.uk
The clean simple lines of this dress gives the lace overlay a soft sophisticate feel. I’d add a strand of pearls, nude clutch & heels for a day at the office or an afternoon wedding.
Colourcode Pump $89 - ninewest.com
As seen in the March issue of People Style Watch, you can’t really go wrong with a peep toe and cork heel. This pump is versatile and serves a triple function as its work appropriate, casual workable and good for stepping out at night too.
Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ Oval Earrings in Yellow
$60 - simplysoles.com
Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ oval earrings are posh and elegant. These yellow drop earrings brighten up a gorgeous summer style.
b.o.c Women’s Elula Sandal – Yellow $65 - dsw.com
Simple and chic, the b.o.c Elula is the perfect choice to complement warm-weather. Stylish yet built for comfort and women that want a cute sandal option but can’t tolerate the higher or wedge heels. This sandal is perfect as it has a bold platform that will keep you comfortable all summer long.
Joia Envelope Clutch $46 - tobi.com
This color blocking clutch is perfect for mixing it up with darker neutrals in your wardrobe. It also has a detachable chain shoulder strap if you prefer to ‘hang’ than ‘hold’.
Aqua Yellow and Beige Stone Leaf Drop Earrings
$30 - bloomingdales.com
Brighten up your jewel box with these yellow and pink stone teardrop earrings from Aqua, boasting a bold shape and sparkly rim.
Warehouse Peter Pan Lace Blouse, Yellow
$45 - johnlewis.com
This beautiful blouse has a vintage-style lace fabric with sheer sleeves and on-trend Peter Pan collar. Wear it with jeans for the weekend or a smart pencil skirt for work. You can even add a cute nude skinny belt to accentuate your waist.
Yellow slubby viscose tee $17 - dorothyperkins.com
A wardrobe staple, the t-shirt always works with casual shorts, a denim skirt or under a blazer with skinny jeans or pencil skirt for a sexy play on casual comfort.
Jessica Simpson Cizal – Lemon Chill $99 - heels.com
While Jessica’s out of commission on the heel front (she’s about to give birth soon), we can enjoy the fruit of her efforts with this cute, casual platform sandal. Prepare to feel taller and sexier in this bright and sunny strappy lil number.
Karen Sunglasses – $10 - monki.com
C’mon, summer without shades is like me without oil sheets! Gotta have em’. You’ll feel the golden sun on your face whatever the weather with this bright and bold take on the 60’s classic shape. Plastic frames and dark amber graduated-tint lenses to keep the rays from rockin’ your world.
Chamak by Priya Kakkar Ten-Piece Bangle Set
$65 - neimanmarcus.com
Stylist Emily Godbold is always on the lookout for the latest must-haves, and this bracelet set is all about jewel tones. Beads adorned with shimmering rhinestones turn up the volume of these Chamak bangles. Wear all 10 stacked for maximum impact.
Kenneth Cole New York Necklace, Yellow Crystal Circle Pendant
$35 - macys.com
Look familiar? While I wouldn’t pair this chic circular necklace with the matching earrings above, (too matchy-matchy) I would wear pair it with a simple tee and casual laid back look to give my look a jolt of bright color.
Yellow Rouched Clutch Bag $35 - debenhams.com
Loving this rouched clutch fabric bag. I see this under the arm of a pretty black strapless dress with a-line skirt. Messy bun & red lip. Sweet.
Promise Shoes Lipa – Mustard $48 - heels.com
Sassy and strappy. Perfect for date night. A zipper in the back makes it easy to slip on & off.
Yellow embellished dress $14 - dorothyperkins.com
This pretty one-shoulder dress is embellished and needs little accessorizing before a night out.
VIBRANT Lemon Ballet Pumps $32 - topshop.com
True Ballet Pumps with bow on front in lemon.
Converse Sneakers Seasonal Lemon $65 - welikefashion.com
Yellow All Stars with a white sole and black lines.
Sorbet Dessert Tube Dress In Lemon $53 - shopruche.com
Charming and cheerful, this vibrant lemon dress has a knit-cotton blend overlay, a removable green sash, and beige lining. A flattering sweet heart neckline and boning in the bodice for a nice fit.
MOTO Lemon High Waist Jamie Jeans $80 - topshop.com
High waist lemon acid wash Jamie jean with 5 pocket detail.
Lemon sleeveless shirt $44 - dorothyperkins.com
Lemon sleeveless longline shirt with armhole cuff detail.
Toe The Line Idiom Bangle $58 - katespade.com
Kate Spade bangle features lemon and cream stripes, and is delicately adorned with a favorite phrase. Inside engraved “toe the line” enamel coated and gold plated metal.
RumbaTime Original 2.0 Lemon Drop Silicone Unisex Watch in Yellow $20 - stefanibags.com
Sporty yet chic.