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).
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!
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.
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.
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: