The Color Yellow 2 (With Warm Colors)

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

The Color Yellow for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: Alongside the Warm Colors

Quote of the day: “Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.” Rachel Naomi Remen

Incorporating that bright & cheery color yellow into your clothing wardrobe is quite easy.  Pairing it with other warm colors from the color wheel is a good formula since they are analogous colors.  This means using any oranges, reds or other yellows.  One secret to this formula is to add in a neutral to balance it out (if you feel the combination is too bright or crazy).  I explored these same yellow items with neutrals (here).

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Yellow (skirt): I actually got this inspiration from an advertisement on 16th Street Mall for leopard shoes at the Famous Footwear Store.  I’ve worn it many times since!

Skirt: Loft (similar here)~~Shirt: Bebe thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: J. Renee (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar here)

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Yellow (shirt): Since Nancy’s yellow shirt is on the pastel side, it looks fabulous and, oh so springy, with a pink cardigan (pink, of course, is just a light version of red).  I like it with the white jeans (her neutral) because it keeps the entire outfit fresh.

Shirt: Axcess (similar here)~~Cardigan: Hampshire Studio (similar here)~~Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Sandals: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Yellow (sweater):  I actually bought this jacket for my mother over 20 years ago.  Doesn’t it look like her—the flowers, lace & everything nice?  I used the sweater as a layering piece under the jacket.  I think the brown pants ground the outfit since the jacket is so busy.

Sweater: (similar here)~~Jacket: Together (similar here)~~Pants: Style & Co (similar here)~~Shoes: Evan Picone (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  Do you think these color combos are too bright or silly? 

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

All of these shirts come in yellow—and they can be perfect for layering:

  • nancy siegel

    The lavender color is very nice on Nancy. Charlottes outfit is very chic. Yellow is not my color, but red is!!!! Love the brightness of the red.

    • I bet we could find a yellow that is good for you!!! 🙂

  • I love the 50s look. I’d wearing it head-to-toe. I also really love the sweater for the 70s look. Too adorable. :]

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  • Red+ yellow are the Chinese colours for joy. I think a paler yellow is better with mature skin. I used to love bright yellow. Once had a butterfly land on me when I was wearing a yellow jumper (jersey)

  • The yellow and red with the leopard is FABULOUS! Va va voom baby!


  • I am a woman who loves brights, so your version is my favorite. I love the pastel with pink and it would be wonderful with purple, too. Mom’s look would be wonderful for Fall.

  • Great looks again! I would have never thought to put red and yellow together…until I moved to New Mexico…and saw their State Flag! Your outfit is super cute!!!!! Love it paired with the leopard!

    • At least you’re observant enough to notice the state flag…I’m not sure I could tell you what Colorado’s flag looks like (without googling it)! Thanks for the compliment!