What to wear with bright yellow

I am a firm believer in trying new things. It doesn't have to be crazy—I will probably never jump out of a plane, for example—but how are you going to discover places, experiences, or items you unexpectedly love if you don't try?  Case in point: I was shopping at COS a few weeks ago and kept coming back to this bright yellow top. As a fair-skinned blonde, it's not a color that conventional wisdom would say looks good on me, but something just attracted me to it. The salesgirl, a random other woman in the fitting room, and my boyfriend all convinced me to buy it, so I did, and I've already received so many compliments on it. What can I say? Flattery will get you everywhere.



A blazer and jeans go together like a burger and cheese—it's a classic, crowd-pleasing combination that's nearly impossible to get wrong. The special sauce, however, is what you wear with them, and tops are probably the place where I get the most experimental. This top is much looser and flowy than what I'd usually wear under a blazer, but I like how the blazer makes it appear more streamlined. By the way, if you haven't already invested in a classic black boyfriend blazer, you should. It's worth every cent.



With this pair of jeans, Frame has slowly won me over as my denim brand of choice. They have a slightly higher rise than what I'm used to, and they're super stretchy yet substantial, so I feel very held in but comfy. The hem is longer in back, too, which creates a flattering line and lets you show off your shoes.


Speaking of shoes, these shoes are kind of crazy, I know. Sometimes they're just too much look. I think they work best with jeans, but sometimes I wear them with an LBD. They are, believe it or not, actually pretty comfortable, which is good, because they're quite an investment.



If my top is the special sauce in my hamburger outfit (I know, I'm dragging out this metaphor, but bear with me), my accessories are the fun toppings, like sautéed mushrooms or avocado. Sometimes they're too much and you have to take them out, but other times they kind of blow your mind. You wouldn't think cheetah and bright yellow would go together...and yet they do. By the way, this bag is real haircalf and is only $45. Yes, you need it. It's the avocado in your outfit.



OUTFIT DETAILS: Theyskens' Theory blazer (similar here) || COS top || Frame Le High Straight jeans || Valentino Rockstud pumps || BP leopard pouch || Karen Walker sunglasses || Stella & Dot Marcell necklace || Catbird mignon ring, X ring, signet ring || Hermès Clic H bracelet, Rachel Zoe tassel bracelet (similar here)


10 comments

Clairejustine oxox said...

Lovely outfit, love your shoes :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

Ruth Maldonado said...

Well you look amazing in it and I am so glad you got it!

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Julie Kay said...

Loving how you styled this! Yellow doesn't look great next to my face, but I did buy some yellow jeans today! Yay!

Fun In The Closet said...

Gorgeous look! I LOVE the studded heels! I've always wanted a pair! :)

xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/skye-footwear-sneakers/

Fashion Love Letters by Denise said...

Bright yellow looks so good on you! I love it paired with that blazer and leopard clutch!

Denise | Fashion Love Letters

Savvy Southern Chic said...

A black boyfriend blazer is definitely worth the investment! This fun yellow top looks great on you.

Nicole Mölders said...

Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look. I love your clutch.

Shelbee On The Edge said...

I can see why everyone convinced you to get the top because it looks amazing on you! I am loving the pairing of blazer and frayed hem jeans with studded heels. And the leopard bag is magnificent...absolutely the avocado! I do need to invest a new black blazer myself as I tried to wear the one I have the other day and it felt a bit tight across the shoulders.

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vanity andme said...

Te Yellow looks fab on you Cheryl. I love it paired with the cheetah or I would call it leopard! xx
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mummabstylish said...

Love the outfit, and yes I totally agree accessories really make or break an outfit. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui
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