TREND: Ease Into Yellow for Spring

Friday, January 05, 2007

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Chain Dress
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Every season has an "it" color. It's that one color that managed to make it onto every runway, whether it was the main attraction or just a sideshow. This fall red was the color to have. Those who could rocked it head to toe; those of us who suffer from red phobia found other ways to work the strawberry hue (red shoes were my choice). New season, new it color. For spring, yellow-- in shades ranging from sunshine to marigold-- is the must-have color for your closet. Are you prepared? If you're like me, a thorough inspection of your wardrobe will reveal you're in yellow deficit. Time to rectify the situation before spring fashion hits its stride.

If you can pull it off, try a golden minidress, like this hot Chain Dress from D&G Dolce & Gabbana (right). The combination of the bright yellow color and modern bell shape is super fresh. How can you tell if a particular shade of yellow is right for you? There's no secret formula. Drape the article of clothing across both shoulders, up close to your face, and then carefully examine your face in a mirror in natural light. You'll know right away if the color is flattering or a disaster.

If you're a little shy about wearing a dramatic yellow from head to toe, try the same golden color in a cropped jacket. Cropped jackets, like this one from Rebecca Taylor, are a hot silhouette for spring and a great way to infuse an otherwise basic outfit with a burst of bright color.

Rebecca Taylor Linen Crop Jacket
Rebecca Taylor Linen Crop Jacket
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Looking for a way to ease yellow into your wardrobe? Try these adorable "Dixie" Wedges from Sam Edelman. The fresh, buttery color is right on trend for spring, but not the least bit overwhelming.

Sam Edelman - Women's Dixie

Sam Edelman "Dixie" Wedge

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Another easy way to go yellow for spring is to pick up a great yellow accessory, like this shoulder bag from Orla. By adding this bag to a basic skirt and white tee you'll get an instantly trendy look that's simple and versatile.

Orla Shoulder Bag in Yellow

Orla Shoulder Bag

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These sweet yellow bermudas are a casual and affordable way to rock the yellow trend. With wedge espadrilles and a flowing chiffon top, they're perfect for lunch with the girls. Opt for a slim tank top and flat sandals for a weekend by the water.

Old Navy Women's Cotton Bermudas
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Yellow for the office? Sure, as long as you keep the style classy and ladylike. Pair this Elbow Sleeve Neck Tie Blouse with menswear-inspired trousers in chocolate brown or dove grey and round-toe platforms for a work week look that embraces one of spring's hottest trends.

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