Spring colours – how to wear yellow

I’ve been talking about colour and style trends lately as April is the month I introduce my seasonal updates. You can find more details here. Invariably, yellow always comes up as a discussion point.

Usually in spring, we see more yellow in the shops – perhaps because the sunshine and better weather is on the way.

I’m often asked how to pick the right shade of yellow and to wear it successfully which is the subject of this blog.

Different shades

If you haven’t had a colour analysis consultation then it can be much harder to get this right. You might have very little colour in your wardrobe or find it difficult to identify if a colour suits you or not. Try and experiment with different colours to identify the shades of colour that appear to light up your face (making you look brighter), and those that appear to dull or cast shadows onto your features (making you look tired or unwell).

When you’ve had your colouring type analysed, this task is much easier for you! You know your best shades of colour and you’ve got your own coloured swatches to refer to. These are a helpful guide when shopping but, bear in mind that fashion houses will create different dyes and mixtures. You may have even created your own colour if you regularly dye your own clothes! (visit this blog for my own colour experiment).

There’s never just one shade of a colour. Think of yellows and I’m sure you can think of two or three different shades; daffodil yellow, sunshine yellow and ice-cream vanilla immediately spring to my mind. Not every shade of yellow will look great on you. Just like every shade of blue, red or purple will.

If you’ve read this blog about colour analysis, I refer to an artist called Alfred Munsell. His system of colour categories helps to identify and describe colours and that there is more to colour than just, well, the colour.

Think about how you’d describe your features and how you describe colours. What are the words you use? This can help you focus on finding and identifying the right colour or combination of colours to wear.

For each core colouring type I’ve detailed some brief guidelines on choosing and wearing the shade of yellow which will compliment you the best.

Colouring types and combinations

how to wear yellowLights: Keep your look light and delicate wearing with similar light and pale shades. Think light primrose or buttermilk and wear with taupe. Try and avoid overpowering colours and high contrasting combinations. If you have a warm undertone then you may find yellow easier to wear.

Deeps: Your look is strong so make sure you add depth with your yellow such as a daffodil or ochre. Wear with a richer shade like navy to create some contrast and depth.

Warms: You suit many shades of yellow and will be one of the easiest colours to wear. Think mustard or primrose and wear with olive.

Cools: This won’t be a natural or easy choice as yellow undertones aren’t as flattering for you. Opt for an icy yellow with an element of coolness and wear with contrasting shades like grey. You may find it easier to wear away from the face so it’s not directly reflecting up onto your features.

Clears: You’ll always look your best in bright, vibrant colours so think canary yellow and team with strong, contrasting shades like red.

Softs: As your look is more softened, the same can be said of your colours. A yellow which looks like it has been faded by the sun will work even though it’s not in your swatches. Wear your colours tonally with similar mid-tone depth of shades like pewter. And, if you find it tricky, wear it away from your face.

I have previously recorded videos on how to wear colour including yellow. You can visit it here.

Knowing your colours

Understanding how certain colours and combinations make you look tired, pale or unwell whilst others make you look vibrant, healthy and younger can take time to establish. It’s often tweaking to a different shade of colour to suit you better.

When you have ‘your colours done’, you’ll gain a greater understanding and how to wear colour. By gaining this knowledge, it will help you to build a colourful, coordinated wardrobe which can be mixed and matched easily.

It really is life-changing so if you would like to book an appointment, get in touch with me: Toni.carver@tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk or schedule a call with me using the link at the bottom of the page.

What to wear workshop – Spring/Summer 2022 – Saturday 2 April 2pm

It’s fair to say our wardrobes sometimes have to work quite hard.

If you’ve had a wander round the shops you’ll notice the new trends appearing. With a new season is approaching; how do you know that what you’re going to buy will suit you and get your money’s worth?

Introducing the Spring/Summer What to wear workshop!

This workshop will guide you on what to wear! Don’t get sucked into making (more) shopping mistakes. Just because it‘s in the shops, fashionable or on trend does not mean it will work for YOU – and that’s ok.

What’s involved?

Let Toni make sense of it all during this virtual workshop lasting around 90 minutes with a Spring/Summer 2022 presentation and her top picks from the shops. You’ll hear about what’s available and if they’ll suit you! Toni will have some examples to show you which she’s found in the shops.

Don’t forget to check what you’ve already got lurking in the back of your wardrobe as Toni will demonstrate how to do this.

All this helps to guide you on making the right buying choices so you can feel good in what you wear!

EARLY BIRD BOOKING BONUS! The first SIX people to book will also be entered into a draw to win a 30-minute styling call with me. This is a chance to ask me questions about any dressing challenges, advice on any specific items or simple get some styling advice.

You’ll learn:

✅ The new colour trends 

✅ Where to find them for your dominant colouring type

✅ New styles and trends and where to find them

✅ How to make these work for you and your personality type

✅ Reviewing what you’ve already got and how to style them up 

What you’ll receive after the workshop

✅ Style update guide card summarising the key colours and trends (in the post)

✅ Shopping list and wardrobe checklist (digital)

✅ Who can wear what guide (digital)

✅ Discount voucher (to be redeemed against a virtual or face to face consultation or products available through TLC Style & Colour.)

✅ Confirmation of your entry into the prize draw for a 30 minute styling call (if you were one of the first six to buy a ticket).

(The Style Update card will be posted out after the workshop to the billing address provided. The digital items will be emailed to you using the email address provided at the point of booking.)

Book now!

The event takes place online at 2pm on Saturday 2 April. Tickets are £17.50 and available to purchase here.