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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Do you have a color that you just don't wear? I do...actually I have several. Yellow and purple are at the top of the list. However, i've come to appreciate yellow for all of its cheeriness and sunny vibe. Besides, yellow is a hit trendy color for spring/summer, so it must be good, right? Well, that's not always true, but I feel like it just might be a great time to give the color another try. If you look at any trendy clothing store and search for yellow, you will surely find quite a few options. Take Francescas, for instance, simply search for "yellow"...

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            (all images from www.francescas.com

 

 The first thing to consider is the shade of yellow. Just like with any other color, yellow has a lot of variations. Some say that us pale girls should wear mustard yellow and pale yellow, but I'm more of a rule breaker. I say, go with a shade that looks good on you, that you like on you. I do not like pale yellow on me. It might be because of my very dark hair, but I feel like it washes me out. I prefer sunny yellow and mustard.

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Styling your little bit of yellow joy is easier than you think. Of course, yellow can be worn with denim (try white denim for a fresh look!) If you want to spice it up some (because yasss) try using your accessories to contrast it with other colors, like I did in the outfit above. But what colors can you wear with yellow? Well, for a bit of color theory, take a look at the color wheel below...

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Personally, I only like yellow with one of the shades from the primary color scheme. That means any of the shades in the blue-green to blue violet range or red violet to red orange range. So, consider your shade of yellow though when trying to contrast with it. A bright sunny yellow might look best with blue green or red violet. Mustard yellow would look great with a plum color.

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Not into that much color? No worries, try yellow with pretty much any neutral color. White, grey, black, and navy all look great with yellow.  

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(Images and clothing from www.thredup.com

 

So are you ready to give this sunny, trendy color a try? I say yes! Go and grab some yellow and rock the heck out of that. Who knows, maybe it's just that little bit of cheer that you need for the day.  After all, yellow does evoke positive vibes.  

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