Gold and yellow are cunning colors. They go all sunshiny and butterfly on you but beneath the surface, these colors, in concert, radiate power. To pull off the mix, focus on one eye-catching yellow fabric. Go for a bright yellow dress ready for summer, or choose a creamy yellow tone with a dash of sparkle, such as what Michelle Obama wore for Inauguration Day.
Emulate King Midas
Consider yourself Queen Midas when it’s time to stand out from the crowd. A gold silk or satin party dress can be a showstopper that looks so sensational on its own, no other color is required. Choose a yellow clutch and yellow shoes to wear with your gold party dress and add a spray of silk yellow lilies to your hair.
You don’t own yellow jeans? Seriously. Get a pair. Not slacks or shorts. Jeans. Match them with a gold, glitzy top and strappy gold sandals and you’re ready to go. Yellow is associated with optimism, playfulness and confidence. Gold symbolizes ambition, success and self-assurance. Pair the two, and the world had better move out of your way.
Tone-on-tone dressing has come into its own, but women rarely think about dressing in all yellow. This reason is understandable: Yellow can do some awful things to some complexions. If that's a problem for you, avoid golds and yellows. On the other hand, if your skin and yellow are good buddies, pull together monotone separates in lemon, soft gold and buttercup. Take a pass on high-contrast accessories such as brown shoes, handbag and belt. Instead, dress up your yellow outfit with gold.
Get Married in Gold and Yellow
Today’s bride isn’t shy about choosing a gown of yellow and gold embroidered to the hilt with yellow and gold beads. In our melting pot world, cultural influences are strong. Moroccan women wear wedding dresses of bright yellow for luck. Calcutta brides choose saris made of silk embroidered with gold threads. A fashion-conscious woman like you can make it work, coming up with a look that’s elegant and show-stopping.