Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Have you been craving a bit of sunshine in your life? I know I have, and the Florida weather is finally obliging!  But if you're stuck somewhere with dreary weather, get yourself a pair of yellow pants and watch them light up your life. If they don't convince Mother Nature to bring you warm weather, at least you'll be greeting by a cheery color every time you look in the mirror!

A reader recently asked me what she should wear with a pair of brand new Ann Taylor Loft yellow cotton pants that she thrifted for only $3.00!! ($3.00, people! What a deal!)  After I recovered from a moment of jealousy, my creative juices got to flowing with endless possibilities.  Of course, I dashed over to polyvore, just as quickly as I could to create a few looks!

My first look has a nautical vibe and is anchored by the tan accessories.  Really, you could pair any color striped top and end up with a gorgeous look!  I could see stripes of fuschia, red, pink, black, turquoise... Any number of colors would really look amazing with these fabulous yellow pants!

Navy Stripes

My second look incorporates another trend that is staying with us for spring, which is colorblocking! This look is not for the faint of heart, as it includes bright colors that will get you noticed! =)  I think these pants would be super cute paired with lime green (envision lemons and limes).  Or with cobalt blue.  Or with turquoise.  If I owned a pair of pants in this shade, I'd probably treat it as a neutral.  You know what? I think I really need to get myself a pair of bright yellow pants! Thank you, Allie, for my latest mission! =)

Bright Colorblocking
Bright Colorblocking by tiffhaze featuring brass jewelry

Which of these looks do you like best?  How would you rock your yellow pants?

I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy and
The Transatlantic Blonde.

Have you entered my follower appreciation giveaway yet??  If not, go enter! A winner will be picked on Friday!

32 comments:

FourJedis said...

I would definitely have the pieces to put #1 together, but would secretly (or not so since I am outing myself right now) envy the girl in #2. Cute stuff!

Cami said...

I like that starfish thing in the first one! Is it a ring??!
oox

Fashion By Alicia said...

I am definitely jealous of those $3 pants!! She did great. I really love the first look because I can totally get on the nautical bandwagon.

Callie said...

I really love the first look! Blue and yellow has always been one of my favorite color combinations. And those shoes that you picked out are simply amazing! Wonderful suggestions! To the lucky lady who found those $3 pants - such an amazing find!

Callie @ www.coffeeandcardigans.com

DeeAnna said...

Three dollar pants! Thrift-score! I love both outfits, and since you can find amazing things at Goodwill for such great prized you can do both!!
Love your ideas.

Kristin said...

Love all those juicy hues in the last set!

Kendra said...

love all the perky colors! Definitely made me excited for spring!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love both looks to be honest, they both look fantastic!! And I love the brightness of the yellow!! Since blue is my favourite colour, I would wear it with blue :) What a bargain at $3, love it!! Hope you are doing fabulous doll & having a great day!! xx

Annie said...

Lovin' those yellow pants! The blue and neutrals look awesome :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love love love love those pants!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I want a pair of yellow pants! hahaha I love both looks, but if I had to pick I would go with the first one. That color truly puts a smile on my face. So cheery!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Four said...

Both looks are delightful! I would probably be more inclined to wear the first, but I'm officially pining for some sun...

Fun giveaway (featuring some similarly sunny jewels!):
http://fivetdsisters.blogspot.com/2012/03/giveaway-thank-you-have-some-jewels.html

oomph. said...

great sets! i am definitely liking the color combination in the first one!

[oomph.]

TaraMixandMatch said...

Yellow is such a fun color to play around with...it surprisingly goes with so much...love what you chose here :)

hautepinkpretty said...

these combinations are so cute! <3 hautepinkpretty.com

Courtney B said...

Oooo SO pretty! Loving the colors! This post has me thinking spring :)

Peggy said...

LOVE what you put together! I was craving yellow too so I bought a $12 scarf at Target! I am really wanting the CAbi limone jeans - I think I will get them at my party in May

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Both ensembles are so fun- I'm especially drawn to the nautical one! Ah now I want yellow pants!

Bravoe Runway said...

I am loving both looks! The colour blocking is perfect for those who get to bask in the sun...and the navy striped top is perfect for those of us in the windy city subject to a great tease from mother nature. Tiff it was 50 and 60 the last two days...tmrw...42 :(

Shannon Olson said...

Great style board, very inspiring!

Keely said...

I love the first look. The yellow and blue and yellow is just amazing!

GirlieBlogger@Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog said...

Gorgeous sunny colors. I'm loving those pants.

the domestic fringe said...

I love the first look. I like the second too, it's just so reminiscent of the 80's that I'm a hesitant. Great deal on those yellow pants!

Elle Sees said...

What a find! Lucky lady

Marta :* said...

nice blog :)

xoxoxo
Marta :*
martabella.blogspot.com

The Closet Shopper said...

Love love love the yellow pants craze.

xo,
Tracy

Heather said...

I love the yellow, navy and brown combo - nautical styles are my fave :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

girlymama said...

i saw a yellow blazer the other day - it looks SOOOO fun!

Alissa said...

Oh, how I wish I could've been the one to find yellow pants for $3! And Ann Taylor Loft, no less! Love the yellow, blue and tan combo!

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

Love both of these, but I think the yellow and blue is my fave. :) I have new green jeans and I'm thinking I need a bright yellow top to go with!

my thrifty closet said...

I really like these inspiration boards you put together. The colors are so bright and cheery and I absolutely adore the yellow jeans. Polyvore looks like a lot of fun. Wish I have more time to explore it.

Mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Megan Mae said...

I like the second look best! I like the color pallet and stars so I am swooning. However, I might also venture to add a grass green belt because I love "citrus" themed outfits (lemon/lime/grapefruit/orange)... I rarely have the pieces to put them together, but if you go bright, go big!