How to wear Bold Yellow

The Hatista 02/07/18 at 11:49 AM Colour Tips
How to Wear Bold Yellow for Racing Fashions, from THE HATISTA #racingfashion #wearyellow #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #yellowoutfits #fashionista

First Amal Clooney wore all over yellow for the Wedding of the Year on the 19th May, and then Meghan Markle decided to copy her wedding guest and switch her neutrals to cheery yellow during her Royal outing in London in June. July, for the Mens Wimbledon Final Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge wore a Dolce & Gabbana Yellow shift dress. It seems everyone is looking for ways to wear this cheery hue.

Yellow isn’t a colour that you typically see everyone wearing. People see it as bright, loud, and in-your-face. It’s a bold colour, and most consider it something you wouldn’t wear if trying to play it safeHow to wear the colour yellow. A bold, bright colour that struggles to make it into most peoples wardrobes. Love the colour but find it hard to wear. Read the Hatistas tips for outfit ideas, inspiration and tips on how to wear yellow.

No one other than professional catwalk strutters (or, Ok, Amal Clooney who can wear anything) should ever attempt head-to-toe yellow. Consider your outfit well though, and yellow - the colour of the mind and intellect, associated with optimism and a cheerful disposition - isn't so difficult after all.

Here are my style tips on how to filter yellow into your outfits without screaming “Look at Me”?:

Let the Accessories Pop

Yellow is a happy colour, and allows you to show off your playful side, for a standout Racing Fashion look. Being a bright colour you don’t need much of it to give your outfit just that bit of extra flair.

The easy way to show you are au fait with this fun colour is to use for the accessories only: a cheering nod to the sunny shade. Nothing says ‘sunshine state of mind’ better than a bold-yellow clutch bag and shoes worn with Cobalt Blue, or Deep Cerise Pink dress.

Like its close relative green, yellow compliments just about any other color in the rainbow, so is the perfect colour pop. It can be used as an accent to navy, green, deep purple, burgundy, cobalt blue, teals, turquoise and, of course, grey and browns. How to Wear Yellow for Racing Fashions. Yellow Hats for the Races. What to wear to the Races. What to wear for the Kentucky Derby. from THE HATISTA #racingfashion #wearyellow #outfitinspiration #outfitideas #yellowoutfits #colourpop #colorpop

The Golden Yellow Floral Headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is from the online shop.Click Here
The Dress is: Pinko. Click to see Pinko Dress.
The Bags: Leah Ward. Click to see Leah Ward Bag.
The Shoes: Office. Click for Office.
The Nail Varnish: Naj Oleari. Click to see Yellow Nail Varnish.
The Gold Eyeshadow: Illamasqua. Click to see Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow.

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The Headpiece with the outfit above is: Etsy. Click Here for Headpiece..
Dress is: Victoria Beckham. Click for Dress.
Shoes: Alexandre Birman. Click for Shoes.
The Bag is: Ebay. Click for Bag.
Eyeshadow Duo: Mii. Click for Eyeshadow.
Nail Varnish: NailsInc. Click to see Nail Varnish.

Lower Body Lemon Tones

Yellow is best avoided near the face, as doesn't flatter most people, but is super fun and summery in the outfit. Yellows pair well with silver, cream and whites, to create a chic feel. Choose more subtle pale yellows for occasions, when bright yellow might feel too brash, but for the races, bright is super fun.

The Coast Sorrento Skirt (also available as a dress) with beautiful silver roses floral print, has been a popular skirt, and one I’ve had many customers ask me to arrange headwear for. For each of them I have paired with a Silver Hat and accessories, selecting the mixed silvers from the skirt, keeping the yellow away from the face, but allowing the yellow pop, for a bright fun outfit for a day at Royal Ascot, or other races.

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The Philip Treacy headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available for hire from the online hat hire for £75.00.Click Here
The Silver Top is: Coast. Click to see Coast Silver Top.
The Floral Skirt is: Coast. Click to see Coast Sorrento Skirt.
The Bag is: Amazon. Click for Amazon Silver Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish is: Essie. Click for Essie Nail Varnish.
The Perfume is: Marc Jacobs "Honey". Click for Marc Jacobs Perfume.
The Shoes are: LK Bennett. Click to see LK Bennett Shoes.

Meet it Halfway

Meeting yellow halfway is playful, and means it doesn’t need to be worn near the face, where people fear it is unflattering.

Navy offers a nautical colour option. White plays well with yellow for Spring / Summer, with the white softening the bright yellows. Mustard and Caramel tones are a marriage made in chromatic heaven for winter, when you could wear a Mustard coat over a Tan dress, and accessorise in any mix of wintery browns.

For Spring / Summer Racing Fashion wear with a harmonising colour - like the Fuchsia in the example below. The yellow can stand out, yet it harmonizes well with the outfit.

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The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available for hire from the online hat hire for £50.00.Click Here. The skirt is: J.CREW, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Winter Weddings and Race Meetings

You don’t have to go Black, Brown or Grey for Winter Weddings. Neither am I suggesting you wear super bright sunshine or lemon yellow, but Mustard and Saffron hues are divine in winter, worn to add a winter colour pop to Neutrals. These jewel-toned yellows are a richer winter shade and will bring contrast to your paler winter skin. Definitely avoid pale or pastel yellows in winter.

For maximum creativity, these winter yellows will also work with Deep Green, or Burgundy, but most often will be seen with Neutrals - Camel, Brown, Toffee, Navy or Grey. Avoid doing a Black Suit / Jumpsuit and Yellow accessories as that looks totally "Bumble Bee", but any of the other neutrals will make a stunning outfit for fall or winter weddings.

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The Navy Lace Jumpsuit is: Little Mistress Click Here for Jumpsuit.
The Saffron Felt Percher Hat Fascinator is: Etsy. Click to see Felt Percher Fascinator .
The Velvet Clutch Bag is: Etsy. Click to see Velvet Clutch Bag.
The Shoes are: Tory Burch. Click to see Tory Burch Feather Shoes.
The Nail Varnish: Naj Oleari. Click to see Yellow Nail Varnish.
The Blue Eye Paint: L'Oreal. Click to see L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paint.
The Gold Eyeshadow: Illamasqua. Click to see Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow.

Some Other Yellows I've found for you

Below is a gallery of some of the fun Yellows I've hunted out on the Internet for you. Mainly accessories or seperates as those are easiest for you to wear. If you look through and see anything you like, simply click the image and it will take you to the items online. I get diddy commission for clicks made through links in this post, and if you buy the item, the brand buy me a latte.

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