Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How I Wear My: Yellow

Happy September! Can you believe it’s almost fall? Yellow is one color of the rainbow that transitions beautifully as we head from summer into autumn, so Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and I wanted to highlight all of its wonderful possibilities for September’s “How I Wear My.”

This is one of the most fun posts I’ve ever put together because of the range of yellows in the photos submitted and how filled with happiness everyone looks. I thank you all for brightening my days and hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country.

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my “How I Wear My” partner, says, “For my yellow look, I am wearing my new Stella Carakasi Attitude Sweater from their Early Fall 2016 Collection with a silk yellow and blue Versace scarf I bought for 25 euros in Treviglio, just outside Milan, in 2012. A friend from college now lives in Treviglio. We stayed with her and her lovely family for a night. She took me to a sewing workshop where contracted seamstresses and seamsters were working on Dolce & Gabbana dresses and men’s button-down shirts. They also had a selection of designer silk scarves. This beauty was available for sale at a steal so I bought two and gave one to a friend as a gift. I love the golden yellow colors of this scarf against the light blue. The baroque pattern is so gorgeous too and the fabric could not feel more luxurious. I wore my yellow scarf and black sweater with girlfriend jeans, black sandals and I painted my toes yellow for an extra pop of my favorite bright color.”

Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living.

Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living says, “I don’t have a lot of yellow in my closet, but when I saw this beautifully hand-embroidered Johnny Was top, I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. I wore flared jeans with it for a bohemian vibe and added a cute straw bag I found at our local McPaw’s thrift store.”


@SavvySenior, handsome father-in-law of Dale from Savvy Spice (also featured in this post!) says,
“I’m never afraid to wear bright colors like this Cinque suit with blue suede loafers last summer in Switzerland.”

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb writes, “Yellow is my go-to colour for summer dresses: I’m not sure there’s anything better for hot weather, hence the reason I have about four or five of them! But this is my favourite - the fitted bodice and flared skirt makes me feel very Grace Kelly (and that’s never a bad thing). Accessorising with shades of orange and coral just added to the sunshine-y feel of the outfit.”

Yvonne of FunkyForty.

Yvonne of FunkyForty writes, “This is my favourite yellow top—I love wearing it with these cream trousers in summer and in the office I like to combine it with a dark suit as it instantly lifts the whole outfit. It has been one of those purchases which has kept me inspired for years.”

Trina of Tea Time with Trina.

Trina of Tea Time with Trina says, “This is an oldie-but-goodie yellow dress. It has been in my closet for at least 15 years and just seems to stay ever classy and stylish. This time around I chose to pair it with navy since the summer was winding down and can you possibly go wrong with a navy and yellow combo?”

Claudia of HappyFace313.

Claudia of HappyFace313 writes that after a trip to Hong Kong, “I brought back a blue silk suit and this yellow silk shawl. It’s huge and it’s heavy (because it’s double-lined), but it’s beautiful and it keeps me warm as well, which can be important when driving in a convertible.”

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Ana of Mrs. American Made writes, “When I examined my wardrobe I found a way that I incorporate yellow - in accessories. Like this timeless classic American-made leather crossbody saddlebag purse by J.W. Hulme. I have added a thin yellow belt and yellow platform sandals so the color is an accent to the navy and gold chain dress by Amanda Uprichard. This is one of my preferred color combinations for yellow - just add to a navy outfit for a pop of color.”


With Manhattan as a backdrop, my good friend Rosie looks very glamorous in a yellow V-neck top from Lafayette, a blazer from Theory, and a beautiful vintage Hermès scarf from the 1970s. For all you H lovers out there, the pattern is “Ferronnerie” by Caty Latham, one of my favorite scarf designers. It is gorgeous!

Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes.

Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes says, “I really like yellow because it’s such a happy color. But I don’t own or wear a lot of yellow as I’m rather pale. I know that some shades of yellow look better on me than others, and I’m always on the lookout for shades that look good on me. I also like pairing yellow with blue, especially near my face.”

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge.

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge writes, “I styled this outfit when we still had a little chill in the air this past Spring and I can’t wait to style it again as a transition outfit into Fall. I love yellow and navy together.”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style says, “I don’t wear yellow often, so it’s only a cardigan, but it’s a bright one!”

Dale of Savvy Spice.

Dale of Savvy Spice writes, “Yellow reminds me of sunshine, which there is a lot of here in Dallas! I found this Calvin Klein tweed dress and instantly knew it belonged in my closet. It’s conservative for meetings, yet still bright and fun for happy hour or date night. My wardrobe has definitely lightened up since moving from Switzerland to Texas.”


A new participant, Kelley, says, “I love yellow! My husband and I were celebrating our 19th anniversary in Scottsdale last month. Easy-breezy date night outfit.”

[Editor’s Note: Welcome, Kelley, and Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!]

Susan of High Heels in the Wilderness.

Susan of High Heels in the Wilderness says, “My yellow sweater is from Brooks Brothers. I bought it in 2014, but still love it. Especially with navy. I love it with these navy Veronica Beard cropped pants, my Paige jean jacket, and my Stan Smith Adidas shoes.”

Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen.

Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen writes, “For years I have never worn yellow. I never looked good in it. If yellow did feature in my wardrobe, it was only as part of a print (as in the multi-coloured trousers I’m wearing) and certainly never as a single colour on its own. It was only when I had my colours done a couple of years ago, that I discovered pale lemon is a shade I can wear without looking ill, tired or jaundiced! The secret was simply finding the right shade. The orange cardigan warms up the pale yellow embroidery anglaise top and adds a hint of spicy-ness to the outfit.”

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion.

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion says, “This is my yellow summer jacket, although I wear it more before and after summer. The sandals are a totally different shade of yellow but I have decided not to be bothered with that. Another ‘problem’ solved, ha ha.”

Nora of Jacket Society.

Nora of Jacket Society says, “I am wearing our Lemon Drop jacket with my Rag & Bone jeans, Kenneth Cole gladiator sandals, Louis Vuitton bag and our own Multi-Functional necklace. Both jacket and necklace are available in our shop.”

Crystal of Success in Heels.

Crystal of Success in Heels writes, “I started with this multi-colored, bell-sleeved jacket. I picked out the pink and yellow from the print to pair with it, but it works great with green and brown too! The yellow shell and dusty pink skirt are both muted colors, so they complement the jacket nicely. My nude pumps and a simple strand of pearls complete the look.”

Rena of Fine, Whatever.

Rena of Fine, Whatever says, “This picture is from the beginning of last Spring and I’m embracing sunnier and warmer days with my yellow top.”

Charlotte from Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style writes of her charming mother Charlotte, “She is definitely a lover of matching, thus wearing yellow shoes with a pair of yellow pants is right up her alley! As a seamstress, she still loves making her own clothes. The shirt she’s wearing is one of her creations from over 10 years ago!”

Judith of Style Crone.

Judith of Style Crone writes, “I discovered this knit dress in a consignment shop in NYC this past April. In this photo, I wore it with royal blue, gold and black. Yellow is an uplifting color, and its vibrant hue does not allow for invisibility. I like to wear it when I’m feeling confident or in a space of celebration.”

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo says, “I adore the design on this mod dress. I like a piece with personality and this one has it. This shade of yellow/gold is perfect for fall.”

Nicole of High Latitude Style.

Nicole of High Latitude Style says, “Yellow is not in my color palette. If at all, a citron or neon yellow works on me. Thus, the only yellow items in my closet are a sunflower yellow bag and citron yellow pumps. I use this bag or the pumps when I want to add a pop of color to an outfit in neutral colors, typically with an all or nearly-all black outfit. Given fall’s ‘yellow plus pink’ trend I also tried this combination. Well, it’s to don the trend, but I prefer the pairing of yellow with neutrals due to the stark contrast.”

I don’t own any clothes that are yellow but I think that color is so great for accessories! One of my favorite scarves is this vintage Yves Saint Laurent I bought for under $30 a few years ago on eBay. I love how the bold yellow looks with both the navy and the purple in the scarf. I always get compliments on this scarf and when I wear it I keep everything else very simple. Since accessories are the star of the show this time out, I paired the scarf with my Hermès Hapi 3mm bracelet, a Marc by Marc Jacobs Globetrotter Mini Rei bag, and L’Wren Scott sunglasses.

A vintage scarf by Yves Saint Laurent.

I hope you are wearing yellow as much as you can this month!

A fun look for fall we’ve noticed in magazines and on runways features one of the smallest scarf sizes made—the neckerchief! It adds a splash of color and pattern to your outfit and it could not be easier to wear—just tie one on to your neck, bag, or wrist. So join us in October for “How I Wear My: Neckerchief.” Send photos to us at by October 3, 2016 and be sure to tell us a bit about your outfit.

Do swing by Adrienne’s to see even more fabulous looks featuring yellow.

And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month!


jodie filogomo said...

I absolutely love this series that you both put together!! It's so fun to meet other women our age and see what they are wearing!!
Thanks for all the hard work and for featuring my mom---she'll be tickled pink!

Suzanne Carillo said...

What fun to see a man in there and sporting a full on yellow suit! I LOVE it!


Andrea said...

This post put a smile on my face, too! Yellow is truly a happy color, and I am determined to add more yellow pieces to my closet after seeing all the fabulous outfits!

Dale's father-in-law looks fabulous in yellow - how great to see a man!

And your scarf is so beautiful! I have a mild obsession with scarves (and neckerchiefs - I'm so excited for next month's theme!), and yours is just fabulous!

Thanks for putting this series together every months - I'm sure it's quite a bit of work, but it's so much fun to read!

Andrea’s Wellness Notes

Adrienne Shubin said...

I know I always, always say this but this month's posts may be my all time favorite! I love Savvy Senior in his yellow suit and your scarf is gorgeous! From small touches of yellow to yellow dresses, our participants really showed us a variety of ways to wear this happy hue!
Thanks for all your hard work and your partnership. HIWM is our labor of fashion love!
xo, Adrienne

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Yellow is so lovely!!!! Great post!

Petite Silver Vixen said...

How fabulous to see a man in a suit and yellow too. Dale's father-in-law is one snappy dresser!
What a wonderful array of yellow delights from everyone and I love your combo Jill of yellow and purple in the scarf.

Shelbee On The Edge said...

I think this was my favorite of the series to look at, too! So many beautiful shades of yellow and all so cheerful! And such an amazing range of gorgeous style! I just styled a yellow and plum floral blouse for my most recent post as well, but it was past the deadline. Thanks again for putting this wonderful series together!


Natalia Lialina said...

How beautiful you all are! I love all the different takes on the color yellow the ladies present here, and it is truly refreshing to see a fashionable man! Great job!

Yvonne Aeberhard Stutz said...

Wow I love all these touches of Yellow - brilliant!

Thank you so much for featuring me.

xx Yvonne

rosie said...

Great job Ladies & gentleman!! Luv this post. Everyone looks so happy & beautiful. And, for some reason I can't get the old Donovan's song "They Call Me Mellow Yellow" out of my head.

Thank you for your very kind comments.

Your hard work in doing this post is much appreciated.

Rena said...

The choice of yellow for this month was very fitting as it is the end of summer and everyone looks so bright and sunny in their yellow. Thanks again for this fabulous monthly feature.


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I think you and RLOB have just revived yellow for me - I do love it and i just realised i have not one yellow thing in my closet. I need to try and add it bc each pic made me smile and it is so positive. Love your scarf with the linear quality and the colours. xx

No Fear of Fashion said...

So many nice examples!! Really love this series of you both.
And you look definitely Parisian in your outfit with that lovely scarf.
PS too bad I could't post the outfit I am featuring on my post which will be published in 5 hours.

Catherine Summers said...

Jill what a gloriously bright, sunshiney post - I personally can't get enough of yellow! I think there is a shade of it to suit everyone, and it's wonderful to see so many different yellows on all these lovely ladies. I adore the yellow, navy and magenta combination in your scarf - feel free to pass that scarf my way when you're finished with it!! ;))

Thanks so much for featuring my yellow dress, congrats for such a wonderful series :)

Catherine x

Jill said...

Hi Jodie, I am so glad your mom joined us once again. It is a pleasure to feature her! xx

Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, I'm with you, I loved Savvy Senior's look. I also liked yours, modern mod at its best! xx

Jill said...

Hi Andrea, I am glad you joined us once again! I am keeping my eye out for more clothing options in yellow after putting together this post. I want to find a shade that looks good on me! I hear you re obsessed with scarves. Oh my, I have that affliction too, ha ha. Hope you will join us for Neckerchief next month! xx

Jill said...

Hi Adrienne, thank YOU for all your hard work and dedication. I am crazy for that scarf of yours, I'm going to keep a lookout for a similar one on eBay (like I need another scarf...). I think this is in my top five favorite 'How I Wear My' posts, everyone looks so happy! xx

Jill said...

Hi Becky, I hope you will join us next month! xx

Jill said...

Hi Jacqueline, thank you for joining us once again. I think I might look good in a pale lemon shade too. I want to try that color on! xx

Jill said...

Hi Shelbee, I really liked that picture of you, you always wear great eye-makeup and it looks fabulous on you. Yellow is definitely one of your colors! xx

Jill said...

Hi Natalia, thank you for your kind words. I hope you will think about joining us again. It has been awhile! xx

Jill said...

Hi Yvonne, your look was one of my favorites this month. Thank you for joining us once again! xx

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! I know the song you mean and I thought of it more than once when putting this post together, ha ha! I really love your H scarf, it looks so great on you. It is just a classic and I hope you get a lot of wear out of it this fall! xx

Jill said...

Hi Naomi, yes, yes, and yes to everything you wrote! I need to add some yellow to my closet, I only own it in that YSL scarf! Everyone made it look so wonderful and the whole group looks so cheerful! xx

Jill said...

Hi Greetje, I loved both of your looks in yellow this month. Thank you for sharing them with us. That is a shade that suits you and your bright smile! xx

Jill said...

Hi Catherine, I really loved your yellow dress worn with all those wonderful accessories! So glamorous! I will keep my eye out for you on eBay for a similar YSL scarf. It wasn't too much, about $35 I think. I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it! xx