How I Experimented with yellow

How I Experimented with yellow

Yellow is not a colour that features in my wardrobe. I have never thought that it worked well with my skin tone. However, as there are so many varieties of yellow currently in the shops this season I thought I would give it a go.

I chose this abstract print top from MarksandSpencer. (US link). I felt that as the yellow was diluted with the soft white it would be easier to wear. I think I was right. I will definitely not be abandoning my favourite pinks, lilacs and blues. However yellow does make a refreshing change.

How I Experimented with yellow

To tone the top down I have teamed it with a pair of white jeans (several years old) and my H&M yellow clutch.

How I Experimented with yellow

I also tried it as part of a more dressy look. I am wearing it here with a pair of Armani Collezioni trousers. They are many years old yet still fit perfectly and look current as the trend has swung back to wider style trousers (similar). If you are an Armani fan I found this site which has a selection of Armani Collezioni at very reduced prices. Sizes are a bit random but there are some lovely jackets that would be ideal as part of a wedding outfit.

My cream jacket is also a few years old. How I wore it in 2016 and again in 2017. Nude pumps complete the look.

How I Experimented with yellow

Do you try colours that are outside your comfort zone?

The photographs were taken in Kingston by Laura Hines, follow her Instagram.


  1. Barbara
    4th May 2018 / 16:52

    Not sure about the Armani trouser colour and prefer the yellow and white combination. I find that a strong yellow works with a strong blue for example a yellow clutch with a royal blue dress.

    • 4th May 2018 / 18:45

      Hi Barbara
      I agree I think that I marginally prefer the top with the white trousers.

  2. 4th May 2018 / 17:26

    I love yellow with soft colours as well as with navy, Looks lovely, here. 🙂

  3. Helene G.
    4th May 2018 / 18:15

    J’aime vraiment la combinaison de couleurs pour ces deux tenues : l’idée de la couleur taupe, pour la deuxième, atténue la couleur jaune sans la diminuer.
    Et est très tendance, ainsi qu’élégante.
    Bravo, Josephine !

  4. Pat
    4th May 2018 / 19:00

    This top looks lovely on you, Josephine. I think the clear yellow with white is the perfect pop without being too much; it creates just enough visual interest. I personally love it with the tan trousers and white jacket. It would also look good with white or navy trousers. I love your blog! Your looks are very inspiring. I have put together a number of new looks from my closet using your tips, and I’ve been able to identify some missing items that I’ve sought out for my wardrobe based on your posts. I also started using Look Fabulous Forever cosmetics thanks to you! It is a great product line. I did not think I could wear red lipstick until I found their Cherry Red lipstick.

  5. 4th May 2018 / 19:13

    I agree with your comment on the red lipstick Pat the LFF cherry is the only one I can wear. It is nice and soft.

  6. Shirley Davey
    5th May 2018 / 06:50

    Yellow used to look great on me as a blonde but, since my hair has gone white the color does me no favors. I still prefer my blues and mauve, I also prefer them on you as well. Having said that, I think you are brave to try yellow and hope you enjoy wearing it as a change.

  7. Susan B
    6th May 2018 / 03:21

    This yellow top is working very well for you!

  8. 6th May 2018 / 08:15

    There is a yellow for everyone, you just have to find the right one, for those of us with the skin tone of the average vampire the very acid yellows (that are well on the way to lime) work well. Wearing yellow always cheers me!

  9. Jeannie Gipson
    1st June 2018 / 13:37

    I agree about the shades of yellow being the key for being flattering or not. My hair used to be a mix of soft brown with blond streaks. Now it’s a mix of blond and white. My eyes are dark blue. One of my favorite dresses was a shade of yellow best described as “soft banana.” When I see this shade I’ll know it. It may not be the shade for me anymore, but it’s fun to look for it.

  10. Ann
    18th July 2018 / 10:24

    I don’t have any yellows in my closet either. Although I’m not quite sure why. I do respect MaureenC’s comment that there’s a yellow for everyone. I suppose I just need to find my yellow.

    BTW, I think you look lovely in this shade of yellow. It’s certainly a great summer look with those white slacks.

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