Growing up, I was always warned by Chinese aunts to avoid yellow for our complexion, but I’ve found that as long as there’s enough contrast with my skin tone, it can actually be very eye catching and flattering! This zesty yellow is a longtime favorite color of mine, and I’ve paired it over the years with with blue denim, beige, grey and white just to name a few, so it’s surprisingly easy to incorporate into a wardrobe of neutrals. I’m partnering with Express again this month and wanted to share a few pieces I tried on in this fun color from everyday casual to special occasion.
If you have a more formal event coming up this year, this lightweight satiny feeling maxi is simple but stunning. The cut of this grazes the figure for a slinky look (not fitted or tight). It has adjustable spaghetti straps, and I love the well placed slit in the front that isn’t cut too high.
Sizes 00 – 18
These denim shorts have a belly-friendly high rise fit with a more modest length (size 00 inseam measures 3 inches long and is a casual fit on me, not snug). The denim is medium weight with some stretch, so these are comfortable for sitting and bending all day. The length can also easily be cuffed like I did in the photos, if you’d prefer a shorter length.
In 5 colors
I like the on trend look of the padded shoulders in this summer sweater, but I inspected inside, and the pads are attached only in the 4 corners so you would also be able to snip them out if you ever tire of the trend. Note the arm holes are cut in a deeper V shape so I typically wear either a neutral or contrasting colored bra underneath, knowing that it will peek out a bit.
In 5 colors
This fun take on the classic t-shirt dress is a simple and comfortable way to do the bold color trend. It has the same feel of your standard t-shirt dress, but with the chic addition of the padded shoulders and elasticized waist so the upper is a slouchy casual fit while the bottom is a little more slim. If this bright yellow isn’t your style, the dress also comes in several neutral and softer colors like a lovely pale blue!
Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.