Trend: Sunshine Yellow for Summer

Thursday, May 29, 2008 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

From old school Escada to today’s Versace, yellow has always been a fashionable color. The mere fact that yellow is bright and noticeable makes it a color worth incorporating into your closet. But yellow isn’t just a trend, it’s a mood booster for yourself and those around you. Warm and radiant like sunlight, yellow stimulates the brain, and wearing the right shade of yellow can make all the difference. Hint: stay away from fluorescent “highlighter yellow,” it’s rarely flattering. But overall, yellow is a warm and happy color that will make you feel confident, and get noticed in a positive way.

For some, wearing a yellow dress could feel too risky. For you ladies I have a couple accessories picks that will lift your mood without too much risk I found an adorable yellow ring that also fits perfectly with this season’s floral comeback. Although this ring is funky, I think it’s a great addition to any jewelry box and versatile enough to wear with many different outfits.

Kenneth Jay Lane Large Enamel Flower Ring
Kenneth Jay Lane Enamel Flower Ring
$90.00
Available at: nordstrom.comicon



And for those of you who would rather splurge on something that will give you something in return, I found the ultimate must-have watch by Dolce and Gabbana. This watch is perfect for sporty babes. It is water resistant and has a date window with a three-eye chronograph.

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Rhythm Sport Chronograph Watch
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Rhythm Sport Chronograph Watch
$275.00
Available at: nordstrom.comicon



For ladies who are time efficient, I found some beautiful summer dresses to wear. I adore the Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Matte Jersey dress. This dress is stunning. It is so classy and elegant at the same time. This dress can be worn at the office or out to dinner. As conservative as it is, it’s also feminine and flattering, showing off the body’s shape.

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Matte Jersey Dress
Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Matte Jersey Dress
$98.00
Available at: nordstrom.comicon



Last, but not least, I have a wonderful gown for ladies who want to look fabulous! This dress is a brilliant yellow with a plunging neckline and enough sparkle to make both males and females swoon.

Mary L Couture Halter Jersey Gown
Mary L Couture Halter Jersey Gown
$186.00
Availablea at: nordstrom.comicon



Although in sports seeing yellow is either a penalty or a caution, in fashion it is a complete role reversal, as we saw Kate Hudson prove in the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Hudson floored us during one of the last scenes of the movie when she walks in wearing a yellow silk evening gown. Not only did she send a positive vibration at the party, but she also got noticed because of the color and the radiance the dress portrays. So, you too can be a Kate Hudson, with the right color choice.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.