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How to Rock the Yellow Trend

I usually live in earth tones, but have fallen hard for the vibrant, punchy shades of yellow you can find just about everywhere right now. Known as Gen Z yellow, the hue is this season’s “it” color and I have to admit I was skeptical at first. Bright colors have just never been my thing. That is, until I discovered this canary-colored bag by Espie Roche. Not only is it roomy enough for daytime and still chic enough to carry at night, but the sunny shade gives an unexpected pop that seems to instantly upgrade all my outfits. The bag inspired me to venture outside my color comfort zone and now I’m coveting pretty much all things yellow these days.

Another great thing about the trend is that—unlike super-specific Millennial Pink—there’s a shade to suit any style and complexion so it’s easier to wear than you think. From highlighter-bright blazers to muted marigold pants, here are 10 ways to rock the yellow trend.


L’Academie Blazer, $158

This sleek, shiny blazer combines 80s flair with a more modern silhouette. Pair it with a simple white tee, jeans and booties for an effortless date night outfit.

Michael Michael Kors Midi Dress, $175

Indian summer days mean that sundresses are still in-season, like this smart mid-length cotton-poplin number. I’d wear it with flats to lunch with the girls during the day, or dress it up with statement earrings for a fall garden party in the evening.

Hunter Boots, $150

Splashing in puddles with the kids is even more fun with a rubber rain boot the color of sunshine.


J.Crew Silk Pants, $148

These elegant, straight-leg silk pants combine the color of the moment with one of my other favorite trends: pajama dressing.


Sacai Turtleneck Midi Dress, $695

The asymmetric zip detail on this wool dress gives it an edge. Throw on your favorite high-tops or sneakers to make running errands a sporty-cool outing.


Zara V-Neck Tee, $8

I love a classic striped tee for pairing with my favorite jeans.


Jeffrey Campbell Mules, $108

Bold bows give these comfy leather slip-ons a dash of femininity.


H&M Corduroy Pants, $29

The mustardy color of these cords—my favorite fall staple—goes with any cozy neutral sweater you probably already have in your closet.

Crew Velvet Clutch, $98

Make your next black cocktail dress a little more interesting by carrying this luxe velvet bag.


Seychelles sandals, $66

These ruched suede sandals are the perfect way to brighten a monochrome outfit.


Hermes Watch Strap, $175

If you’re still scared to try the trend, a subtle flash of color from a leather watch strap is a low-commitment way to dip your toes in.




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  • Suzanne Lopez-Calleja

    Yellow is my absolute favorite color! Love how it brings happiness to every outfit! Thank you I love this article!! Please give us more

  • Christa

    I’ve akways considered yellow for spring and summer (I live in northern climes), but you’ve inspired me to keep my favourite pieces out and work them into my fall style. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Ray Cordovadee

    Yellow is one of my altime favorite colors! I have always felt that any shade a leave turns is a fall color and I absolutely love that yellow is in style!

  • Sarah Domier

    I’m definitely a neutral person as well but I might have to try out a color pop! Where are your heels from though? They’re to die for!!!

  • Regina

    I love yellow and always keep several yellow pieces in my wardrobe. It’s one of the few unusually colors that I can pull off so it’s wonderful to see it making into fashion trends right now! Also, love your fashion posts.

  • Priyanka

    YOU LOOK SO PRETTY <3 And I love that bag so much. I was actually always a bit apprehensive about wearing yellow and many other too-bright colors. However, over the years I realized that yellow looks absolutely amazing during day time. Plus, a dash of yellow accessories goes a long way in agunenting the look of a simple monochrome outfit.
    Love your style Gen, keep writing more.

  • Sreliata

    Oh my god, Gen. I love that you’ve put in some affordable items as well. Such as the H&M Pants or the Zara shirt. Thank you so incredibly much for that! You really are an icon and I know you probably hear this a lot but: Thank you, for being you!!

  • Sarah

    I’m definitely more of a neutrals as well but I just might have to add a pop of color now too! Where are your heels from though?? They’re to die for!!

  • Bobbi

    I admire those that can wear colors my wardrobe consist of nothing but black. I like to be behind the scenes and not stand out. But goddess bless those that stand iut.

  • Jordan Sirkin

    The dress you are wearing is so dreamy!

  • Felicia

    That purse is gorgeous!! I’ve never been bold when it comes to wardrobe colors or accessories but I think I just might have to try it!

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  • Donna J.Fortney

    Your style is my dream and same as i think, Yellow is now in fashion trends and i want to wear this dress along my BUTTON STYLE JACKET . Thanks

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