Yellow : The Color of Summer

Hello summer! I can hardly believe you are here.

Since Trevor and I returned home from Spain, we’ve been counting down the days to June 21st — Summer Solstice, the longest day of sunshine.

With every new season comes a reason for new meaning — and style! Which is where this new color makes its way into our hearts — and closet ;).

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Yellow Fever

Just as Vogue predicted and as Chloé, Bottega Veneta and Gucci made heads turn on the Spring Runway, the cheerful hue is oh-so-in and oh-so-hot.

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It screams enthusiasm, projects a vigorous vibe and is straight up electrifying.

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It even makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

A Shade for Every Skin Tone

Yellow has far often been mistaken for not playing nice with our skin. Myths aside, I urge you to reconsider and check out the options below.

With yellow, there’s truly shade of yellow for every tone:

FAIR COMPLEXION

 

If you have porcelain-like skin, maybe even with reddish tones, try a rich shade like mustard. The trick here is to have the contrast with your natural beauty — not add yellow tones to your complexion.

Pro tip: try adding a pop of color to your wardrobe in the form of a clutch or shoes.

 

MEDIUM COMPLEXION

 

Have skin that’s not so light and not so dark? A paler shade of yellow is the right hue for you. It won’t make you look washed out since you naturally have a warmer complexion.

Pro tip: spruce up your work wardrobe by pairing with a good men’s shirt or trousers.

 

DARK COMPLEXION

 

The fun doesn’t stop here. For those of you with more tan skin, go with a bold yellow such as marigold. Bright and guaranteed to make you pop on a warm summer day.

Pro tip: pair with neutral accessories to keep the look balanced.

 

DONT FORGET THE ACCESSORIES…

 

 

 

Bigelow Solstice

I mentioned above Trevor and I have been counting down the days to June 21st. It’s kind of a special day for us (outside of the warm summer presence). It’s the day we sealed our love in the historic part of downtown Seattle. Our version of Summer Solstice we like to call Bigelow Solstice.

Cheers to three years of marriage bliss with this guy, and to many, many more :).

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Looking for more from our recent vacay? Check out this and this.

// cb ✌🏻

photos : the hubs who I lubs, Trevor Bigelow


THE EDIT: yellow dress (similar)tortoise shades | block heel slides | wicker bag

3 Comments

  1. August 7, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Hey! Are you wearing the Tall in the J.Crew dress in this post? I am 5’9″ so usually go for their Tall items – I’m loving where this lands on your calf, so want to make sure I order the right version for my frame – thanks, lady! I am loving the “wear to work” and “OOO” versions of your posts! So helpful.

    • August 7, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Hey Elizabeth! I’m actually wearing a size Small from Lulus and am so sad they sold out, but the J Crew option sounds perfect! From my experience the Tall would work best in that dress :). Thanks for the love!

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