Jessica Alba brought more than her sunny disposition to this weekend’s Spike TV’s Guys Choice 2013 Awards when she wore this strapless yellow crocodile print Versace mini.
I love how bright and cheerful the dress looks and it has inspired me to go “Little Miss Sunshine” this Summer.
Here are a few ways to work yellow into your warm weather wardrobe:
1. Go Big or….Not!
Feel like being the belle of the ball? Then go bold with a cute dress like Jessica and you WILL get noticed. If you aren’t quite so daring, you can wear yellow in smaller doses and still get the same effect. A yellow bag or shoes will inject your outfit with pizazz, while jewelry or scarves are also inexpensive and easy options.
2. Add Even More Color
I like how Jessica paired her dress with an equally attention-getting color — red pumps and matching red nails. Yellow goes with many other primary colors besides red. Try royal blue, green, orange, or even fuchsia.
Too much color? Neutrals also work well with yellow. Camel, tan, brown and white all work well with yellow. Black works too, but keep it minimal, otherwise, I start thinking of bees!
4. Show Off Your Summer Glow
Yellow, like white, is the perfect way to show off your tan, so have plenty of bronzer or self-tanner on hand. I also like it on paler skin, but there’s just something about the way yellow plays up Jessica’s tanned legs that looks awesome! Real or faux, a nice tan is the epitome of Summer!
5. Nail It
Like yellow but not enough to invest in clothing or accessories? You can get into the yellow trend without making a major commitment. Yellow nail polish is big this summer. Sally Hansen, OPI and China Glaze all do fun yellows.
-- Ryan Patterson