I have a confession to make. When I was in first grade, I pilfered the lemon yellow crayon out of a classmate’s desk. I’d worn mine down to a nub and she hadn’t even reached the peeling-down-of-the-paper stage! In my six year old mind, she clearly didn’t love yellow as much as I did. I needed it. Alas, the guilt kept me up all night so I snuck it back into her crayon box, heart racing, when she was at the pencil sharpener the next day.
I’m as crazy over yellow now as I was then, especially in spring and summer when I’m craving color and sunshine. So many people think they can’t wear yellow, but there is a shade for everyone. My friend Stephanie, a fair skinned, flaxen haired beauty of Swedish descent, looks stunning in the pale, lemon yellow of my crayon stealing years. As a brunette, the golden, runny egg yolk version looks best on me and I love to wear it in both bold statement making pieces (my Alberto Moretti velvet day slippers – on huge sale here) and in smaller touches (my favorite Lem Lem scarf, similar here). The best part is, wearing it never fails to elicit a smile or two. And who wouldn’t want to be a ray of sunshine in someone’s day?
Below, street style images of the mood-lifting hue, then links to pieces you can buy just in time for this transitional weather:
Smython’s Panama Tote, available here.
Michael Kors pointelle trimmed top, here.
Isabel Marant earrings, here.
MSGM gingham tweed mini-dress, here.
Sophie Hulme envelope bag, here.
Soludos canvas espadrilles, here.
Clare Vivier suede clutch, here.
Crazy amazing Louboutin heels, here.
Erdem’s Joyce floral print dress, here.
J Crew floral french bikini top (and matching bottoms), here.
First image of peony is mine, all other images via pinterest or stores you can shop in the links.