How to Wear Canary Yellow

Yellow has always been my favorite color, so I’m loving that canary yellow clothing, shoes, and jewelry are on trend this season. The shade falls in between the darker, moodier mustard yellow and the brighter traditional yellow. Below are a few of my favorite picks, followed by tips on how to wear canary yellow stylishly.

Canary Yellow

1. Target Dress  |  2. Colored Skinny Jeans  |  3. Cambridge Satchel- Patent Yellow  |  4. Buckle Belt  |  5. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer- Yellow Brick Road  |  6. ModCloth Dress  |  7. Max & Chloe Canary Yellow Ring  |  8. Madewell Patent Sidewalk Skimmer

How to Wear Canary Yellow

To avoid looking like Big Bird, follow the tips below. And remember — canary yellow isn’t just for darker hair and skin. You can totally wear the shade if you’re pale and blonde (just look at Michelle Williams or Olivia Palermo for inspiration).

how to wear canary yellow

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Choose One Piece to Highlight

It can be hard to pull of the monochrome, head-to-toe one color look in general, but it’s even tougher when we’re talking about yellow. Instead, choose one canary yellow item to wear like a top, a pair of flats, or a statement bag.

Pair it With One Other Color and a Neutral

The general rule of thumb here is canary yellow + neutrals + one other color. So a canary yellow dress with black shoes (the neutral), and then a red bag (the second color). Or a canary yellow skirt with a white sweater and a blue statement necklace.

Wear it With a Red Lip

There’s just something about the combo of canary yellow and a red lip that looks so chic and classic. Not convinced? Just look at Michelle Williams at the 2006 Academy Awards.

Layer it Under a Camel Coat or Blazer

There’s something about the combo of yellow and camel that looks so put-together. If that pairing alone is too bold for your style, opt for a canary accessory like a belt or pair of flats.

What do you think of the canary yellow color trend?


  1. hey girl! i found your blog from the LIfe After College Column! Im apart of it too! your blog is ADORABLE!!! i love all this yellow! great post! just wanted to say hello!

    1. Thank you so much! Yellow is my favorite color in case you can’t tell 🙂 Send me the link to your blog, I’d love to check it out!

  2. Oh, loving all the yellows. Feels like the rays of sunshine on a great summer day. Yellow is my favorite color especially during my pregnancy. Thank for this post. 

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