Color Me Style: Hello Yellow For Winter & Spring, Inspired By Emmy Rossum, Miranda Kerr, Anna Kendrick, & More!


Yellow is one of those colors that’s always a little risky to wear out on the red carpet, but when it’s done right, it can look really spectacular.  Not to mention that the color is coming back for this season (following right behind emerald trends), which we’ve seen on some of today’s most stylish celebrities.  This includes former Grey’s Anatomy star, Nora Zehetner wore a minimalist Calvin Klein Collection sheath mini at a Metropolitan Museum of Art event last month. Lauren Conrad showed off her feminine side, as usual, in a bright Yoana Baraschi dress with suede neutral pumps. Actress Kate Mara looked stunning in a Dior shift dress at the London premiere of House of Cards with a suede box clutch by Nancy Gonzalez & satin peep toe pumps.

Nora Zehetner, Lauren Conrad, Kate Mara, Emmy Rossum, Anna Kendrick, & Jada Pinkett Smith.

Shameless star Emmy Rossum also donned Dior with a metallic minaudiere & strappy black sandals. For an interview on The Late Show with David Letterman, Anna Kendrick asymmetrical sheath dress by Halston Heritage is offset by nude peep toe pumps & jewelry by Dana Rebecca Designs. Lastly, during a recent appearance on Katie, Jada Pinkett Smith slipped into a curve-hugging Victoria Beckham dress with towering, patterned platform pumps.

It wasn’t heard to search the web for some cute & affordable yellow dresses to wear with your favorite evening shoes, collar necklaces, stacked bangles, or statement rings. Yellow dresses are also popular in pastels like the cutout ribbon back dress ($27.80) from Forever 21, which is described as “citron.” @Macy’s, the Bar III cap-sleeve seamed scoop neck dress ($29.99) is marked down from its original $69.00 price tag.  For a figure-flattering, sexy dress, the ASOS wrap front pencil dress ($56.29) is the perfection attention-grabbing option, especially is paired with strappy sandals, or belted & worn under a boyfriend blazer.

The Ark & Co ‘Swept Away’ strapless dress ($46.00) from Lulu’s is a pretty option, especially if you want to show off your décolletage with a spiked necklace & messy updo. Lastly, the Mossimo casual one-shoulder dress ($24.99) from Target is a flowy & flirty number to wear casually with gladiator flats when on vacation, or with a velvet bolero & textured tights.

Also, yellow separates really make an outfit pop, so if you’re wearing neutrals, this bright color can really work the value of basics like dark denim jeans, a black sweater, or a mini skirt. Take a cue from Olivia Palermo‘s wool-blend coat from Old Navy with leather leggings & oversized turtleneck. Also, supermodel Miranda Kerr tops off her casual look with a yellow blazer, perfect for a chic day out shopping. Kirsten Dunst played with yellow in her printed Stella McCartney separates at the premiere of The Bachelorette with ankle strap suede heels. 

Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian, & Taylor Swift.

Kim Kardashian‘s colorblocked look made headlines, especially with her sophisticated Chloé blouse & mary jane Christian Louboutin platforms. Taylor Swift plays up her girl-next-door style in a pleated yellow skirt, also by Chloé, with a tucked in cable knit sweater & bowed ballet flats.

Get inspired to add some yellow thoughtfully to your look with these affordable pieces.  First, the Tinley Road Bleecker blazer ($39.99) from Piperlime is fun to wear over an LBD for the office, or to dress up a graphic tee & jeans with pointy toe pumps. You can head to Express to find the mesh inset blouson tee ($24.90) for floral pants, satin shorts & tights, or tucked into a brocade pencil skirt. Another top worth considering is the blouse ($29.95) from H&M to coordinate under an embellished cardigan, over a silk cami, or with a contrasting hue like red or cobalt jeans. Also, Piperlime‘s Greylin Viv ponte pencil skirt ($42.99) is a timeless basic to match with a printed top or classic & crisp button-down shirt.

Accessories in yellow aren’t hard to come by either… & there’s always a place in your look for this color. The embossed skinny belt ($14.99) from Coldwater Creek is currently half off & will add a special touch of texture to tweed or suede pieces. I also love the fringed drop earrings ($6.80) from Forever 21, which will work for an evening look with a cocktail dress & even bring out the personality of a tropical maxidress in the summer.

You can never go wrong with yellow shoes. I am the proud owner of at least three pair & I don’t mean that they’re gold- they range in the banana to mustard hues & I’ve found so many uses for them. I love the Steve Madden Rockkk flats ($29.99) from 6pm, which originally cost as high as $60.00 when they hit the market. Finally, for the shoe-lover out there, the Michael Antonio Tracey sandal ($29.94) from DSW offers a sexy way to show off your gams, while still embracing the color yellow.

Do you like to wear yellow? Which celebrity do you think pulls off yellow the best? Do you have a favorite yellow piece that you like to incorporate into your look? For more affordable fashion ideas, check out posts including stylish cardigans $20 & under, polka dot pants for any season, Victoria’s Secret’s latest nail polish launch, & fabulous flats by Fergalicious on clearance! Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: I’m Crazy for Hailee Steinfeld’s Yellow Accessories!


Not too long ago (or so it seems now), I dedicated a very special Color Me Style blog to my friend, Estelle (& fellow blogger- see blog here), who was in search of elegant yellow heels to wear to her wedding, which was in March.  Now go with me on this… I’m reminded of the beautiful ceremony & good times that were had with this image of Oscar nominee, Hailee Steinfeld, b/c of her fabulous canary yellow Jimmy Choo pumps & clutch.  While Estelle was looking for something in satin, ladylike, & appropriate for a formal occasion, this image & Estelle’s hunt just go hand-in-hand b/c not many choose to gravitate towards yellow footwear.  Here’s proof that it’s worth a shot!

Style Darlings like Rihanna, Katy Perry, & Lady Gaga helped to bring 80s-style back, & here Hailee is keeping the trend going, especially with this black & white striped Versace dress. She’s definitely edgy, youthful, & playful with this well-styled pop of color. I was unable to find where one may buy these Jimmy Choo accessories & I’m sure they’d be mighty pricey, so here are a few alternates that I’ve found to suit your sunshiney days! If you are looking for Jimmy Choo shoes & clutches, head to Nordstrom, DSW, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Net-A-Porter.

As for shoes, we have suede platform stiletto pumps ($30.00) & crinkle almond toe pumps ($30.00), both from Charlotte Russe.  Also from Sears, you’ll find a round toe pump by Attention ($9.99)! If you’re looking to imitate the pointed toe look, try Pleaser’s ‘Milan’ pump ($49.95) from Endless, or the Second Glance pointy toe pumps also from Sears.

When it came time to search for clutches, yellow leather was a little difficult to find, given that yellow is not the go-to color this fall.  However, with the help of sifting through the endlessly addictive catalogues on Shop Style, I found this portfolio envelope clutch ($36.59) @ASOS, but it is currently out of stock.  Sad face.

And now happy face.  My friend Stacey, creator of Etsybrook, would be proud to see that I’m featuring a handmade yellow patent leather clutch ($40.00) from Etsy!

I am the proud owner of two pairs of yellow pumps, a mustard-hued round toe & bright yellow pointed toe, both from past seasons @Payless.  Some days I find it hard to keep the bright yellow on my feet, especially in an office environment, but I love wearing the surprise of color when going out.  Here on Long Island, it’s not quite fall yet, so let’s keep the brightness going, even though we’re losing daylight a little big everyday.

If you like Hailee’s style, check out her recent ad campaign for Miu Miu, as well as some of her top red carpet looks! Is this look age-appropriate for the fourteen-year-old star? Would you wear yellow like this?  Happy Styling!