Fresh Ways and Tips to Wear Yellow Outfits This Spring

AKA how to style the official color of 2018.

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3 fresh ways to wear yellow this spring - how to wear yellow like a fashion girl

Spring is almost here, and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to wear bright colors again! It seems that this winter has been especially long. For those of us on the East Coast, we’re even getting a blizzard today. But rest assured, Spring is on the way, and with it comes a slew of bright, bold fashion colors.

One color, in particular, was all over the runways at the most recent fashion weeks: Yellow was a designer darling, showing up in countless looks. Based on its fashion week appearance, the color will be everywhere this year — I’ve already seen yellow popping up in stores.

Despite its beauty, I’m sure we can all relate to what I like to call the “yellow dilemma.” Yellow is a vibrant color that’s perfect for Spring and Summer, but it presents its styling challenges. It’s often hard to find flattering pieces in yellow and even more difficult to create outfits that match. 

So don’t stress about wearing yellow this season! I will show you how to rock it like a boss and get that fresh, spring look without looking like you’re in a cartoon. Here’s my go-to advice to get you started.

7 Ideas for Wearing Yellow This Spring

Start with a neutral base: When wearing yellow, it’s best to start with a neutral base such as white, black, gray, or beige. This allows the yellow to stand out and be the focal point of the outfit.

  1. Experiment with different shades: Yellow comes in many shades, from soft pastels to bright, bold hues. Experiment with different shades of yellow to find the one that complements your skin tone the best.
  2. Mix and match with patterns: Yellow pairs well with patterns, such as stripes, florals, and polka dots. Try mixing and matching yellow with different patterns to create a fun and playful look.
  3. Accessorize with yellow: If you’re not quite ready to go all-out with a yellow outfit, try adding yellow accessories such as shoes, jewelry, or a bag to your outfit for a pop of color.
  4. Combine yellow with denim: Denim is a timeless classic that pairs well with yellow. Try pairing a yellow top with a denim skirt or jeans for a casual yet chic look.
  5. Try a monochromatic look: For a bold statement, try a monochromatic yellow outfit. Combine different shades and textures of yellow to create a visually interesting look.
  6. Dress it up or down: Yellow can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair a yellow dress with heels for a formal event or wear it with sneakers for a casual day out.

Remember, the key to wearing yellow is to have fun and experiment with different styles and combinations. Don’t be afraid to try something new and make it your own!

3 Fresh Ways to Wear Yellow Outfits This Spring

1. Casual Chic: Navy and Mustard

How to wear yellow: Outfit with yellow pants, navy blue cardigan, light blue patterned tank, navy blue loafers, mustard yellow circle bag, navy blue watch, gold sunglasses


My favorite shade of yellow is definitely mustard. It’s elegant and dignified yet still provides an exciting splash of color to your outfit. This outfit is perfect for going to class or simply running errands around campus. It’s stylish but also incredibly comfortable.

I love Uniqlo legging pants. They have a great fit and are very flattering, but they are also comfortable and can be worn throughout the day for a wide range of occasions. I also adore the cardigan because it can be easily dressed up or down depending on the outfit. It’s one of those classic pieces every woman needs. The top is cute and playful, and even though we are just in Spring for now, it could be easily worn in the Summer as well.

The shoes and accessories really bring the look together and help make the outfit pop! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t Daisy by Marc Jacobs? The scent is nothing if not the definition of all we love about Spring!

2. Yellow for an evening look? Yes, please!

How to wear yellow - outfit 2 with mustard yellow button front mini skirt, navy blue blouse, yellow scarf, navy blue espadrille wedges, stripe phone case, jeweled headband, camel chain strap purse, nude lipstick


This is the perfect outfit for a night out in the Spring. The color scheme still has some darker vibes, but it is playful and elegant. Whether you’re going out with friends or on a date with that special someone, this look will have you looking gorgeous!

I’m guilty of an avid headband obsession, so when I saw this STUNNING piece from Badgley Mischka, I instantly fell in love. It pairs beautifully with the other mustard pieces, like the skirt and bag. I also adore the scarf. It is a bright shade of yellow in a beautiful cashmere and silk fabric that brings a much-needed pop to the outfit!

I also really enjoyed the black pieces. The espadrilles are classic and can be dressed up or down. They’re comfortable and one of the must-have shoe styles for Spring and Summer. The top is truly one for all seasons — if worn with a cardigan or jacket, it works for Winter, but on its own, it’s perfect for warmer temperatures. 

Now it’s time for the finishing touches. The bee phone case is so darling and reminds of all the critters that arrive with this exciting new season! The perfume and lipstick are classics that will bring a sophisticated touch to an already glamorous look.

3. Lavender Yellow en Provence

How to wear yellow: Outfit with yellow flutter sleeve dress, lavender pumps, lavender satchel bag, yellow patterned scarf, purple sunglasses, sunflower iPhone case, pastel lavender nail polish


Whether you’re going for brunch with friends or perhaps on an afternoon date, this outfit is playful and chic.

The combination of yellow and purple is truly a daring one. Nevertheless, this outfit manages to do the job! Unlike the first two looks, which were mostly mustard, this one’s shades are more bright and more vibrant. It makes me excited to think that warm weather is on the way. This outfit is like a little piece of sunshine!

I love the dress because, like many of my other favorite pieces, it can be dressed up or down and worn for seasons to come. This is truly one of the qualities I look for when shopping for myself – quality over quantity, guys! 

I completely fell in love with the lavender shade of the pumps. It’s so feminine and elegant and matches perfectly with the satchel, sunglasses, and nail polish. 

Finally, the phone case brings out that bright yellow I love so much because it is sunny and happy.

Are you a fan of yellow?

Did this article adequately teach you how to wear yellow? How do you feel about yellow? What’s your favorite shade? What are your favorite spring trends? How do you feel about pieces that can be dressed up and down? Start the convo below.

Do you like to wear yellow? If not, why not take a look at these lovely yellow outfits – you may just be won over! Additionally, there’s plenty more related content to explore below. ––

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