Even though Pantone selected tangerine orange as the color of the year, yellow remained a designer favorite for this upcoming summer.
Due to its natural luminosity and my preference for muted shades, yellow has typically played a secondary role in my wardrobe. I used it sparingly, mostly as an accent color in a belt or a scarf, and when feeling bolder, in a skirt. Come this spring though, my relation with this hue experienced a full-blown transformation and I now reach for it almost every other day.
My usual approach to wearing yellow is to not overdo it, to use it in a piece of clothing that I really love to wear (a skirt or a dress) and to soften it somewhat with white or neutral colors, like Emma Hill did for the Mulberry spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection. However, for this summer I am planning to get out of my box a little and go for a spicy vintage look by pairing yellow with a dash of purple.
Until next time,