How to Wear Gen Z Yellow

AKA the new Millennial Pink.

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How to Wear Gen Z Yellow

By now, you’ve probably heard all about Millennial Pink, one of fashion’s most popular colors at the moment. But, according to Refinery 29, Man Repeller, Bustle, and many more, Gen Z Yellow is the next big color trend on the horizon.

According to Erika Woelfel, a color expert at Behr Paint:

Gen-Z is growing up — or, as they might say, “glowing up.” In contrast to Millennials’ nostalgic pink, yellow represents vitality and ambition, traits we’re seeing in this upcoming generation of tastemakers.  

Furthermore, she adds, “These shades can add a strong sense of energy and positivity to your spaces.”

This sense of optimism and vitality also transfers seamlessly to the fashion world, with designers and celebrities alike embracing Gen Z Yellow’s lighthearted whimsicality.

Interested in incorporating the hue into your everyday wardrobe?  Keep scrolling to see my takes on how to wear it!

Gen Z Yellow Outfit #1

Mustard-yellow long-sleeved v-neck blouse with asymmetric hem and sleeves that flare out slightly at the end, white ankle boots with wooden stack-heel, pale pink beret, baby blue collarless coat with three black buttons, medium-wash skinny jeans with pearl and chain detail at front pockets, velvet salmon-pink bag with gold chain-strap featuring multi-colored jewels and gold flower beads with pearl at center, gold necklace with three baguette clear stones, gold stud earrings with trio of round clear stones, gold wire and chain bracelet

Products: Blouse – Mango, Ankle Boots – Nordstrom, Beret – Simons, Coat – H&M, Jeans – Zara, Bag – Zara, Necklace – Shopbop, Earrings – Shopbop, Bracelet – Sole Society

If you’re looking to introduce Gen Z Yellow into your wardrobe, it’s a good idea to start with a something simple in style, such as the blouse shown here, which can be worn in a myriad of ways. Here, in keeping with the color’s fun, carefree vibe, I’ve styled the blouse with other upbeat pieces.

A pair of jeans with pearl and chain details might be considered edgy on its own, but, when worn with the blouse and a baby blue coat, those details read more feminine than grungy.  

Because we aren’t willing to say goodbye to Millennial Pink just yet (or ever, in my case!), give a nod to the still-trendy shade by putting on a classic soft pink beret.

White footwear is one style that is still going strong, so put on a pair of 1970s-esque white ankle boots with a statement-making stacked wooden heel for a nice change from the usual black.

Accessorize with a salmon-pink bag with a gorgeous bejeweled strap.  Lastly, add some subtle jewelry, like these classic trio stud earrings, modern gold bracelet, and sophisticated baguette necklace to complete this upbeat yet elegant look!

Gen Z Yellow Outfit #2

Mustard-yellow three-quarter flared-sleeve dress with keyhole neckline with tie and ruffle detail at shoulder, gold drop earrings with coral-pink and dusty-pink tassels, gold ring with round clear stones in constellation formation, set of two turquoise-green beaded bracelets, both of which has round gold beads with clear-stones, and one of which also has a gold bar with clear stones; black round sunglasses with purple ombré lenses, brown cognac-brown leather bag with short handles, shoulder strap, and fastener strap with gold ring tucked into a small pocket at the front; faux-suede powder-blue t-strap round-toe block-heel pumps with orange, white, and green embroidered flowers at back

Products: Dress – Mango, Earrings – Nordstrom, Ring – Revolve, Bracelet Set – Revolve, Sunglasses – Nordstrom Rack, Bag – H&M, Heels – Modcloth

Although in many places it’s so cold that it feels like Winter will never end, I couldn’t help but be inspired by Gen Z Yellow’s sunny and optimistic hue to create a boho spring/summer look. (This would also be great for spring break!)

To start, throw on a breezy Gen Z Yellow flared-sleeve dress.  Next, grab a classic bag with an interesting metal-ring fastener.  

Turquoise goes great with any shade of yellow, so incorporate it into your look by putting on a pretty turquoise bracelet set with embellished gold accent beads for a little something extra.

For an extra carefree vibe, put on a pair of tassel earrings; I especially love the coral and dusty-pink shades of this pair. 

A lovely constellation ring adds the perfect extra dose of hippie-chic, while quirky embroidered t-strap heels finish off the ensemble.  

Gen Z Yellow Outfit #3

Ultra Violet rib-knit sweater with hole-knit details at front and drop shoulders, beige suede knee-high almond-toe boots with low block heel that has a stacked wooden finish, bright yellow pleated midi skirt, gold stud earrings with graduated baguette-shaped red, bright pink, and pale pink stones with orange square shaped stone at bottom and gold triangle beneath it; gold ruffled-look bangle, thick gold chain necklace wrapped to create two layers, dark orange suede saddle bag with dark orange leather accent and pale gold metal hardware and pale gold D-ring at closure

Products: Sweater – H&M, Knee-High Boots – Gap, Skirt – Shopbop, Earrings – Shopbop, Bracelet – Macy’s, Necklace – Revolve, Bag – Lord & Taylor

This bold and colorful look is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re ready to fully embrace the Gen Z Yellow trend, it’s definitely something that you should try!

First, put on a sweater in Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, which happens to perfectly complement the Gen Z Yellow midi skirt.  Then, put on a pair of knee-high boots in a soft neutral beige that won’t interfere with the brightness of the rest of the look.

The dark orange shade of this saddle bag works unexpectedly well with the rest of the colors in the ensemble, while multi-colored stud earrings add a little extra pop.

A gold ruffled bangle and a thick chain necklace (wrapped around your neck twice, as shown here, to balance the proportions of the clothes) add some contrast between delicate and tough, and are the perfect ways to round out this fun look. 

What do you think?

Are you on board with the Gen Z Yellow trend, or do you prefer Millennial Pink? (Or do you like both equally?)  Do you plan on wearing Gen Z Yellow this year?  If so, how?

Let me know in the comments!

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