I just wanted to choose an odd color. So, that's why I'm blogging about the color yellow today. Yellow can be more of an attention-getter than red sometimes simply because the color is a little unusual in clothing. It is rare to see a woman in a yellow dress. Last year, I bought a tiered, yellow knit, tank-style dress to use as a bathing suit cover up. Well, the bathing suit mysteriously "shrunk" and I couldn't get into it. I was stuck with this bright yellow dress and I did not know what I was going to do with it. One day, I said to myself, "I'm just going to wear the dress. Whatever happens, no one will die." So, I put the dress on with some bright purple sandals with rosettes and decided to carry a red-violet purse. For the final touch, I draped a multi-colored (blue, pink, green, pale purple, and orange) wool paisley shawl over my shoulders. Heads were turning. Was the dress mind-blowing? Not really. Cute, but mind-blowing, "no." It was the color, not the style of the dress that was attacting attention. Not to mention, that bright-toned accessories intensify the color yellow.
Yellow doesn't have to be bright. It can be a little more wearable in muted tones and/or in a print. I'm really in love with the saffron and brown jeweled sandals by Aldo. If I hadn't filled my sandals quota for the summer, I'd get those. Yellow is also a great accent color. Look at the prints that Asos used. The yellow in the print makes the turban and skirt pop. Not to mention that purple and yellow are complementary colors (directly opposite on a color wheel), so they intensify each other. All this discussion about yellow is starting to make think about what I'm going to do with that piece of mustard silk ikat in my fabric hoard. Perhaps sew a "Mad Men" style wiggle dress? - Annamarie