How to Style Yellow Heels with a Dress

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How to Style Yellow Heels with a Dress

Lesley is showing how to style yellow heels in an outfit I titled “tied up.” It’s a great example of how an accent color can add so much dimension to a look.

Quote of the day: “I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.” Drew Barrymore

How many of you have ever regretted a piece of clothing you’ve purchased? If so, many times it’s because we don’t wear it and so it feels like a wasted purchase. Instead, why not pull it out and try wearing it? If you’re not sure how to style it, there are many ways to get inspiration.
1-Check Pinterest and search for what you want styled
2-Google it. For example “How to style yellow heels”
3-Check the categories we have already styled on this blog.
4-Email me at and ask for help. We are always happy to use your challenge for styling ideas.

Insider tip: We tend to get into ruts of how to style the things we have. The best tip is to have your friends come help you. Just like each of us styled each other this spring.

Make sure to see how Charlotte styled her yellow shoes and I styled my yellow sandals.

How to Style Yellow Heels

Ideas of how to wear yellow heels

Dress: Jostar~~Shoes: Silhouette~~ Scarf: gift from her late husband made into a Cocoon kimono~~ Necklaces: ~~ Bracelet: Bella Uno from SteinMart~~ Purse: Actual insert in tote bag

Blue and yellow is Lesley’s signature color combination and you’ve seen her pair it together before on the blog even as recently as for Mother’s Day. While most of us tend to match our shoes to our dress or opt for a neutral color, a pair of yellow heels can create more personality to any outfit.

This theme has been showcased many years ago on the blog (as a contrasting color, as a match to your outfit and as a pop of color), and I thought now was a perfect time to revisit it. HOWEVER, if you don’t have yellow shoes, consider other fun colors too. This outfit could be changed easily with a switch of the scarf and shoes.

Finding an Accent Piece with Yellow

In order to find intention with how to style yellow heels, Lesley searched her scarves for one with yellow as part of the design. She chose this beautiful scarf that was gifted to her from her late husband (probably purchased from eBay).
Finding an accent piece that has the same color in it as your shoes, may help make the outfit seem more intentional.

The jewelry is all neutral metals and puts the focus on the wonderful scarf and yellow footwear.

Insider tip: Notice how Lesley layered the necklaces to create more of a vertical line down her dress. She’s a professional at this as she’s showed us before in this post.

Knot up a dress

All Tied Up

I called this her “tied up” outfit because of the knot in the dress and the knots on the scarf to create the kimono. Let’s talk about the dress first. This dress was originally a maxi that Lesley wore for her pre-birthday night out in May. I even included that photo below.
Even though she knotted the side that evening (hard to see from this angle, but it’s on her left), she felt it was still too overwhelming. So she shortened the dress.

Even then, she wanted to give the dress a little more pizzazz, so she tied a knot in it to create an asymmetrical hemline.

Insider tip: If you don’t have a lot of material to tie a knot, you can always use a hair elastic.

The second part of the outfit that is “tied up” is her scarf. This “kimono” is actually a scarf that Lesley transformed into a cocoon kimono.

Insider tip: To make your own kimono this way, take the two ends on the right side of the scarf and knot them together. Then do this with the ends on the left side. This creates the arm holes so the scarf stays on better.

How to style yellow heels with other colors

Yellow Heels

While you may not think that yellow shoes are very versatile, I bet you’d be surprised. Lesley admits that hers have grown on her. She bought a pair many years ago; however, she didn’t wear them often. Recently she’s learned to use shoes as an often needed pop of color in an outfit.

Depending on your skin color and the shade of the yellow shoes, they can either be a contrast or blend for the summer. Either way they can lighten up your summer outfit.

Scarf tied into kimono
How to style yellow heels

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

My Goal

Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.

My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?


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