Canary Yellow

23 May 2014

Mixing gold + silver, wearing white after Labor Day and lastly the fact that blondes should never wear yellow =  all trends I bucked. The latter being my most recent obsession, particularly in the hue of canary yellow.

Maybe the evolution of neons we’ve seen for the past few seasons is finally subsiding into a more primary color trend. I really love it when the bright yellow uses a neutral shade as its base to the bright. Think gray and khaki to compliment the palette. This neutral could also pertain to your VBPs (that’s “visible body parts,”) just be sure to pay extra special attention to them. Perhaps, one color pairing that we should avoid — black + yellow; unless of course, you want to evoke a Blind Melon feel.

I’m heading to the tropical destination of Turks & Caicos for a wedding in a couple weeks and finally found something to wear. You guessed it: the most magnificent canary yellow vintage number from one of my consistent go-to boutiques in Williamsburg, Horizons Vintage. I’ll take a few pics to prove blondes can wear yellow.

In the meantime, here’s evidence + pops of color to get you in the mood:

loving everything Virgos Lounge is doing these days, but thinking it may be more of a Fall/Winter look with all the heavy beadwork. What do you think?  Maryilyn's take on the Mira Dress.

loving everything Virgos’s Lounge is doing these days but thinking it may be more of a Fall/Winter look with all the heavy beadwork. What do you think? Marilyn’s take on the Mira Dress.

oh, the primary color wheel has never looked so good! ROY G. BIV would be so proud.  Via: Elle Canada

oh, the primary color wheel has never looked so good! ROY G. BIV would be so proud. Via: Elle Canada

not quite sure what movies Michelle Williams has starred in, minus that Marilyn Monroe flic, but she wins an award in this dress. Those red lips + platinum hair = winner.

not quite sure what movies Michelle Williams has starred in, minus that Marilyn Monroe flic, but she wins an award in this Vera Wang dress. Those red lips + platinum hair = winner.

tempted to try the look but want to take baby steps, literally?

tempted to try the look but want to take baby steps, literally?

Dree Hemingway you dreamboat you.

Dree Hemingway you dreamboat you. This dress has Jessica Arb written all over it. It will be mine.

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Met Gala 2014, liking the limeade version of this yellow dress. Could be the juxtaposition next to the baby blue, but digging it.

 

last but not least, my personal favorite boutique Reformation has totally caught on to the canary yellow hue. Long and short.

last but not least, my personal favorite boutique Reformation has totally caught on to the canary yellow hue in long and short versions.

reformation yellow

OK, she’s not blonde but that dress!

Featured Image: Risky Blonde in Yellow Dress, Purple hair + Bright Yellow never looked better (Even on Kelly,) my style crush TTH

  • Kelley

    Yellow has been missing from assortments for waaay toooo long! But maybe that distance is responsible for making it look all that more alluring now. Thanks for the great post and pics of dresses to pine for!

    • jess arb

      couldn’t agree more. It’s what’s been missing!