Cape Town has sure been showing off lately with its beautiful weather and obviously I am going to stick to theme and wear a yellow dress although I have never owned a yellow dress in my life but I am going to step out of my comfort zone on this one. Yellow is such an ‘in your face’ kind of colour and although my personality might suggest otherwise online, in person I tend to be quite laid back in my demeanor and not one to call for much attention.
So this lookpost encompasses a different take on wearing a bold dress in a laid back way. You might have noticed that I have been wearing a lot of denim jackets lately. I treat my denim jackets as accessories because for me, it literally always pulls an outfit together. It adds a flare of coolness that would otherwise be lost if I had just worn the dress on its own.
If you are unsure on how to wear a yellow dress then here are a few tips:
- Keep it simple. If you are buying your first dress then maybe try and go for a simple cut that is not too overpowering.
- If you feel a yellow dress on its own is a bit too much then maybe add a hat or a denim jacket just like I did.
- If a solid yellow dress is too overpowering then you can try and buy a patterned yellow dress. This is a lot more subtle but it still makes a statement in its own right.
- Try not to match accessories or shoes when you are wearing a yellow dress but rather keep it simple.
- If you’re not really into the denim jacket, then you can always wear a leather jacket with it to make the look a bit ‘harder’. Perhaps this could be perfect for night time.
- If you like accessories then you can always accessorize with a brown leather belt around the waist.
I absolutely LOVE this yellow dress because it has an unusual texture that I wouldn’t usually wear but I quite like and find it really flattering especially for my body type. This leads me to my last point in that you should always find a cut that is suitable for your body type. The last thing you want is to wear a bold dress and not feel confident enough to own it.
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