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When life gives you lemons…LOOK STYLISH!
by Haley Ellis

Now that things are warming up (at least in Dallas), designers are experimenting with a wash of bright colors, most prominently all things yellow. The epitome of sunshine, citrus, and happiness; there’s nothing mellow about yellow for spring 2012. This season we’re not limited to just one hue, instead look for a variety of shades ranging from neon to juicy citrus tones.

Yellow can often times come across as a very in-your-face palette, but when paired with other soothing colors this trend has a lot of stylish potential. Try mixing a subdued shade of yellow like primrose or lemon with earthy tones.

 Image via fashionising.com, Mulberry S/S ‘12

Top: Lemon Cap Sleeve T, $24, debenham’s

Skirt: Steffen Schraut Frappe Boga City, $200, stylebop.com

Handbag: $40, H&M

Wedges: N.Y.L.A. Colby Wedges, $40, DSW

Cuff: J. Crew Crystal & Resin Cabochon Cuff, $50, net-a-porter.com

 

Feeling the inspiration via Wiz Khalifa’s beats? Try something a little more edgy by pairing a fierce shade of yellow with black as seen at Barbara Bui, where the golden hue injected life into the collection.

Image via fashionising.com, Barbara Bui S/S ‘12

Top: Markus Lupfer, $206, glassworks-studios.com

Shorts: Rib Panel Knickers, $40, TopShop

Clutch: Joia Envelope Clutch, $46, tobi.com

Pumps: Vince Camuto Jasin Pump, $89 (sale), shoptheshoebox.com

Rings: Flutter by Jill Golden Felix Ring, $75 (Sale), gargyle.com

Fashion Ring, $58, maxandchloe.com

 

Check out the tips below for a few yellow tips & tricks from the pros…

  • Wearing yellow runs the risk of making skin look patchy or overly-tanned, so choosing the right shade is vital. If you have a pinkish-whitish complexion go for warmer shades like mustard. Look for colors under the beige-gold category but are still visually yellow. For olive skin, bright yellow and neon are the most flattering. The more vibrant the color, the more it’ll compliment your warm skin.
  • Keep the silhouette clean and modern. Steer clear of obnoxious yellow print combos, geometrically equated lines are IT for spring 2012.
  • Citrus shades are HUGE! Wear them boldly or in soft pastels like lemon meringue and summer sorbets to channel the 1950s fashion revival seen at Louis Vuitton.

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