Styling Yellow Items in Many Different Ways & Ageless Style Link Up
Quote of the day: “You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd
It’s that time of the month for our Ageless Style group to style some concept for 10 different women. You may get some variety with the 3 of us, but why not investigate how 9 other women can style the theme?
This time, Jennie hit us with the color yellow. It’s the perfect color for spring and the 3 of us started out by adding it to our outfits with accessories.
Now, I know that many women will say that yellow doesn’t look good with their complexion. Yet yellow can have as many different varieties as any other color. Heck, look at Nancy sporting her gold shirt. Or another option is to pick a print where the yellow isn’t the main color like our co-host, Amy, below.
You tell me, do you even have any yellow items in your closet? I know this wasn’t an easy theme for Nancy, yet mom and I are huge fans!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I have a plethora of yellow items I could have chosen from for my outfit.
In fact, the time we proclaimed our favorite color to wear with black and white, I wore my yellow skirt. And that yellow skirt has been worn so much it’s wearing out.
Almost like this cardigan. In fact, I had to give this sweater a little trimming on the fabric flowers because they were looking a little ragged. It goes to show that we all need a little maintenance at times…even our clothing items.
Maybe you’ve seen the campaign for Chico’s #HowBoldAreYou? It’s wonderful when a company embraces the birthdays too by announcing our age on our shirt! Because like I talked about in my Instagram post, I consider my age my superpower! With all of these passing years, I’ve learned and experienced more and more! If you’d like to join in on the movement, you can either get your own shirt, or just upload an image and be entered to win a Chico’s gift card!
My other fun accessory are these earrings. These were one of the items I received when my Aunt Nancy passed away last summer. In fact, the 3 of us showcased some of her pieces in a blog post. These earrings started off as clip on earrings, but I couldn’t handle the pressure on my ears. How did women wear those all day long? So I wrangled off the clip portion and superglued on a post.
I vacillated on my purse choice for this option.
I know many women still think about matching their footwear to their purse. However, I don’t actually have a white purse. Since I am trying to increase my purse collection, this might be the perfect time to add one. For under $30ish, I could go with the structured version, the straw version or even the clutch. What say you?
My other choice was a yellow purse, but both of my yellow purses are more gold in color. Whereas this cardigan is bright yellow. That’s why I opted for the turquoise bag in the end. Do you think it was a good choice?
You’d be amazed at how a yellow cardigan comes in handy to brighten up any other color. Of course, if yellow isn’t your color of choice, this could work with many other colors. Even with this exact same outfit below. Don’t you think that a bright pink, green or orange cardigan would look nice? Remember, you don’t HAVE to match the colors in your pants for the outfit to shine…
Pants: Chicos (similar here)~~Cardigan: Boden (similar here)~~Top: Chicos c/o (here)~~Boots: Target (here)~~Earrings: they were my aunt’s (similar here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty get 20% off with jtouchofstyle (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy’s never had much yellow in her closet except for this shirt she wore when we first started blogging.
And then when we had our colors analyzed, I could see why. Since Nancy is a cool color person, there aren’t as many yellow shades that look wonderful on her. I’m happy to say, that her original yellow is one of her “good colors” but I was hoping a darker yellow like this gold top would work also?
And since it’s still chilly where we live, Nancy opted for her denim jacket as her layer. It’s amazing how the jean jacket is everywhere right now. In fact, we will be showcasing it on all 3 of us next week. We showed it with a dress and as a way to break up a monochromatic outfit last year. This year? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Of course, if you love the idea of a jean jacket but want it to be a little different, then how about white or black? Colors aren’t the only way you can add fun to your jean jacket. There is also the details like embroidery, ruffles, or pearls available.
And how about these leopard jeans?
Nancy found these leopard jeans on our recent thrifting adventure. Even if you used to think that leopard was too crazy for midlife women, I hope your opinion has changed? We have styled leopard shoes, leopard coats, and even leopard as an accessory on the blog.
Nancy wore her yellow sandals for this outfit. If you are bundled up with a jacket and scarf, do you still wear sandals during this transition time? For my friends that are always warm, I think this can help even out your temperatures! It’s almost like air conditioning for your feet.
I think the nice thing is it’s easy to take off your jacket and scarf, but you can’t as easily change out your footwear when you’re out and about.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: My mom has plenty of yellow items in her wardrobe, and I’m so glad she chose this print cardigan.
It’s a great example of how you can incorporate yellow as part of a print instead of an all over color. There’s so many options including a coat dress, a tee, and sweater with differing amounts of yellow.
Since there’s other colors in my mom’s cardigan, it makes it easy to accessorize with those other colors. Therefore, you don’t need to have yellow accessories if you don’t already have them. Of course my mom had blue earrings, yet even if you don’t, you could make this wonderful with other colors.
Because I bet you probably have silver or gold accessories. Considering that both gold and silver are neutrals, either would look great with this outfit.
As a shoe lover which has been passed down in my DNA, I think that sneakers are a basic for every woman.
It took a lot of arm twisting to get my mom to purchase some sneakers that she could wear on our Seattle meetup last fall. I realize that sneakers are considered gym wear, yet right now they are having their day in the style category too.
Both mom and Nancy paired them with our LBD’s to make them casual last week. And some comments were that this was not what some are used to wearing with dresses. However, what if your sneakers were a tweed material, black leather, or maybe a black floral. Would those options seem better for you?
And since we were just discussing sneakers, I thought I’d pipe in about what to wear as socks. My mom is not one who loves wearing shoes without socks. So for this outfit, my mom is wearing her hose under her pants.
Even though fun socks are starting to make a comeback on the fashion scene, it’s still modern to not have your socks showing with your sneakers. So you can always try the no-show socks in the minimal version or the more coverage version. If you’ve tried these and they don’t stay put, I can totally relate. Personally I think the brand makes a difference; however, I also have another hack that my hubby and I use. It’s the half socks that I make from old socks.
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Ageless Style Group
And make sure to check out the other women’s ideas and join in on the link party. It’s amazing to see everyone’s different takes on a theme.
Our Co-Host for this month is Amy from Amy’s Creative Pursuits and you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. And don’t you just love that she’s sporting a yellow purse like the 3 of us did in our previous post? I guess she got the memo…ha ha!
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