How to Wear Yellow | T-shirt dress and leather, over 40.

Fake Fabulous | How to wear yellow | Yellow, nude, red and Blue.

Yellow is such a vibrant colour.

It is associated with positivity, optimism and creativity.
It promotes original thought, and ideas, simulating the mind.
A great colour to wear if you have writer's block!

Fake Fabulous | How to wear yellow | Yellow, nude, red and Blue.

This yellow dress is an easy t-shirt shape, very comfortable and perfect for a warm day.

Yellow looks great with a tan (which I certainly don't have) but, if you are not tanned, don't worry.
I am a firm believer in rocking the skin you are in.
I am pale.
Fake tan looks ridiculous on me.
I gave up trying to tan years ago.
I just use a slightly tinted moisturiser to take the blue tinge out of my legs.

Pale or dark...love your skin!

{See my post on making the most of your legs, here}

I like yellow so, I am going to wear it, regardless.

Fake Fabulous | How to wear yellow | Yellow, nude, red and Blue.

Today, I decided to keep the palette of this look (mostly) neutral.
Adding a nude/blush leather jacket.
This could be enough for a nice minimal look but, the paler hues tend to wash me out a little so I needed some pops of colour to brighten things up a bit.

A red clutch, and a matching lip, were the perfect pep-me-up.
Adding little touches of blue (in my earrings, scarf and toes) provided more interest.

My new platform sandals finished things off nicely.

{Platform soles are going to be BIG news for AW 16/17... wear your sandals with socks, or tights}

Here are some great yellow-based colour combinations to try...


1.  Pale, straw yellow (warm) + white + soft pinks + soft blue/grey and a pop of darker blue.


2.  Pastel yellow + soft pistachio green + sky blue and a hint of sage.


3.  Bright lemon + muted red + grey green + soft cream and the dark contrast of charcoal grey.


5.  This is my favourite combination!
Acid yellow + Deep plum/purple + olive green + grey green with a pop of turquoise and a hit of red too!


6.  Mustard yellow + coral + turquoise + soft teal + cream with white adding the pop of (non) colour.


7.  Warm yellow + deep prussian blue + steel blue with pops of white and burgundy.


I found these fantastic palettes on a home decor site, after searching for a while.
These are the colours I wanted to show you, but intended for interiors.
Great combinations work, whatever the situation.

{Think about using scarves, nail polish, shoes, belts, bags, lipstick, earrings and other accessories to add the pops of colour}

How do you feel about yellow?
Do you like it?
Or, do you think it is difficult to wear?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments...or Contact Me.I love hearing from you!


Fake Fabulous | How to wear yellow | Yellow, nude, red and Blue.

DRESS: Finery London (this longer one is nice, and an easier colour to wear)
BAG: Fiorelli (this one is perfect!)
SHOES: Vagabond
RINGS: Charity shop
JACKET: Superdry
NAILS: BarryM
SCARF: A gift (similar)

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23 comments

  1. As a lover of yellow---I think this is a great combination!! The scarf has a ton of great colors to use for your accessories and adds fun to the ensemble!!
    I'm so glad to hear that you embrace your white legs too!! It's taken me many years to finally love mine the color they are, so it's nice to know others are doing the same!
    But I have to ask about the sandals with socks or tights? Really? It seems so strange!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh yes Jodie! Thick opaques or fine knit (quality) socks look great with chunky sandals!! Honestly. :oD
      This scarf is great for adding colour. In fact any patterned scarf is a great way to pull colours into an outfit...as you well know!
      I have given up worrying about my white pins. They are pale and there is nothing I can do about it.
      XXX

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  2. You are great in combining colors I think! I am not into yellow much myself, but I can see its a fibrant color!

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    1. I think there is a yellow for everyone Nancy. Maybe you could find yours?? XXX

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  3. Great eclectic look. Your use of colour is always dead on.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne....I am glad you approve of this colour combo. XXX

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  4. What a fabulous colour combination, Sam. Love how the scarf picks up on the read in the bag. Whole outfit is great!

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    1. Thank you Susan. This scarf is a great one for making colours come together. I am always on the lookout for others that have similar effects with different combinations. The are hard to find! XXX

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  5. Hi Samantha, I absolutely love your look. Funny enough, I just bought yellow dress but have not got to write about it yet. My skin is also pale but I never bother with the fake tan, you are right, we should be comfortable in our own skin.

    http://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Hi Anna, thank you. It is important to be comfortable in our own skin...but quite hard sometimes! I always need to take a deep breath before striding out with my blueish/white pins :oP XXX

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  6. Love this look on you and really love the colours. The jacket though, this is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! It is one of my favourites (nice long arms :oD) XXX

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  7. Yellow was a colour I thought I couldn't wear for many a long year (now I am not sure why! I remember quite a few conversations with my mother to the effect that it's a 'difficult' colour. (she also maintains I am 'too old for black'... I am 47. Who knows if she is right?! :) anyhoooo. Love my mum. And I now ROCK yellow which gives me fashion joy!

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    1. Your mum is right! It is a difficult colour and so is black...wise lady, indeed!! Nothing a slick of lippy, or a scarf that is "your" colour, can't fix though :oP XXX

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  9. I think yellow is a great color to mix and match I have a scarf that is yellow and purple my favorite among my scarf collection, it's nice to add on when you want to put life into basic ensemble. It's just a really happy color...

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    1. Yellow and purple was my favourite of the colour combinations that I was looking for. Your scarf sounds perfect to me! XXX

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  10. lovely outfit and very interesting and useful color palettes to play with!!, I think this kind of ideas could be inspiring for many people who are afraid of yellow!, actually, these palettes are very inspiring for me!!.
    I'm not a huge fan of neutrals (as they make me look washed out too), so I understand perfectly that you added some touches of color (lipstick is always a good idea!!) and love your bag and scarf, such a perfect accessorizing!!
    I love citron, chartreuse or golden yellow, and love them with bold jewel tones!!. But you rock your dress with neutrals, and give me some new ideas to think about!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica. You are right! The bright yellows are great and (I think) much easier to wear and accessories. Clashing some other bold tones looks fab! XXX

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  11. I LOVE yellow!! It's the predominant color in my garden but not as much in my wardrobe.
    It's such a gleeful color and looks fabulous on many skin tones. I have the same skin tone that you do Samantha and the pale citrus in this post I can pull off but a scarf is SUCH a wonderful tool for allowing us to expand our pallet. Your scarf in this post is really cute; I think it's chock full of darling birdies right?
    You look really stylish in this outfit and I hope you show it off with a dinner after work! :-)

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  12. I LOVE yellow!! It's the predominant color in my garden but not as much in my wardrobe.
    It's such a gleeful color and looks fabulous on many skin tones. I have the same skin tone that you do Samantha and the pale citrus in this post I can pull off but a scarf is SUCH a wonderful tool for allowing us to expand our pallet. Your scarf in this post is really cute; I think it's chock full of darling birdies right?
    You look really stylish in this outfit and I hope you show it off with a dinner after work! :-)

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    1. Our garden is the same Judy! Rich with luscious yellows and purples...which look amazing against the green of foliage. Nature is fantastic colour inspiration. I wish I could find more neutral based scarves with vibrant prints...they really help pull a look together. XXX

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  13. Yellow is definitely the happiest color there is! Mustard yellow is best with my pale skin (and I also am not big on tanning which is good because it would never happen anyway!). I love the pairing of the yellow with the neutrals. It looks so chic! And that bird scarf needs to find its way into my closet, please!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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