Newsletter: Issue #104 February 2019
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Jane's Jottings

Would you, do you, wear yellow?

Many women tell me they can't wear yellow. However, there may be a flattering way for you to wear this bright and sunny colour that's so widely available at the moment around the world. I explain more, with an example below.

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Jane's Jotting

Wearing Yellow

I'm currently having a love affair with yellow! It makes me feel happy. And there are quite a few yellow clothing and accessory choices available at the moment.

Many women tell me they can't wear yellow. However, did you know that there is at least 1 version of yellow that will work for your colouring?

It's a matter of finding the right temperature (warm or cool), depth of colour (and how it contrasts with your skin tone), and intensity (clear or muted) that work best with your skin, hair and eyes.

Even though yellow is a warm colour there are relatively cool versions too.

In fact this is true for most colours (black and orange are the most notable exceptions).

However, yellow can be tricky for people with light skin tones to wear successfully near their face. This is due to the lack of contrast it forms with our skin. We all need some level of contrast or we can look washed out. And picking a yellow that's too warm for your colouring will make you look jaundiced (eek)!

To wear yellow successfully, near your face:
  • Pick a yellow that's the same temperature as your skin undertone
  • Creates a good contrast with your skin tone (see here for more about colour contrast)
  • Has a similar intensity to your skin (clear, neutral, muted)
  • Or choose a pattern with a bit of yellow in it (then the temperature and so on aren't quite so important)
If you need more contrast, try adding a coloured necklace, to create the correct contrast, in-between you and your yellow top. Or wear a slightly brighter lipstick. Or choose a top with some texture, such as the lace cami that I'm wearing in the photo above.

The yellow in this cami is a little too light for my colouring, but can you see that the texture added by the lace and by adding the necklaces I've made it work?

There are more examples of me wearing yellow here on my Instagram profile.

Combine yellow with your best neutrals.

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