I warned you last month that I’d be back with lots of sunshiny fashions, and the time has now come to talk about yellow. Not that it’s breaking news--no other color has been so ubiquitous this season. Just today I was asked to write commentary about the slew of stars who’ve been wearing various shades of yellow on the red carpet. I won’t go into great detail, but I will say that unless you have the great fortune to have hair the color of spun pale golden silk or are one of the lucky ladies with a warm olive skin tone, it’s best to stay away from pastel yellow chiffon gowns.
The good news is that bright canary yellow is pretty easy for all skin tones and hair colors to wear. We could talk about some of the stand-out lemon yellow dresses of the season, but chances are you’ve already picked up some version already.
In case you’re shy about wearing yellow, you don’t have to wear it head-to-toe. There are plenty of great and affordable accessories that will let you stay in step with the color-me-yellow mood of the moment. Hats, belts, totes, and shoes are just the tip of the iceberg.
Since we’re talking about accessories, I should mention that I’ve been looking at and writing about this Jay Lane flower ring for over a month and still haven’t gotten tired of it! I just love the mix of a vintage style 60s enamel flower with shocking yellow. Plus it’s pretty…sigh. The Kenneth Jay Lane Yellow Flower Ring is available at www.etonline.com.
Moving on to confessions: one of my worst, most decadent vices is wearing designer sunglasses. I’m shameless about it, but I live in a place where it’s impossible to drive without them. Happily, I discovered a new affordable sunglass line this month and their shades are made in the same factory as Tom Ford’s high-end line. I’m in love with tons of their styles like the Avenue in Dijon. Check out www.sodaeyewear.com for more styles and information.
Wearing these espadrille flats around the house makes me feel like I’m on vacation. “Los Drillos” by Rubber Duck, are the creation of Danish-born designer Eik Braun Ottosen, who gives 10% of the production costs each year to Rubber Duck workers as a bonus—no shoe strings attached. “Los Drillos” come in many colors and designs, but I highly recommend the yellow Palms. There’s something very “weekend in the Mediterranean” about them, and the great thing is that they don’t cost a fortune and they’re unisex, so you can pick up one for yourself and one for your significant other, in hopes that he picks up on the holiday sensation. Shoes are available online at www.rubberduckbrand.com.
If all else fails, you can always sit the yellow craze out on a fiberglass stacking chair covered with yellow and lime poppies. These eye-popping Marimekko chairs just went on sale at Anthropologie and I’ve been trying to justify to myself why I need one.
At the very least, here’s hoping you’re able to get away to someplace warm and bright this summer. If you do, be sure and take some of Titan’s lightweight, durable, scratch-resistant and stylish 100% polycarbonate luggage with you. This super cool luggage comes in modern colors like red, yellow, black, silver, and champagne. Until this month, Titan was only available in Europe and Asia. Naturally, I’m partial to the yellow. You can find more information at www.titanluggageusa.com.
Wishing you many bright summer days in the coming months!