Maybe it’s because it’s January and the sun sets before 5:00pm. Maybe it’s because I feel hopeful after watching Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old Poet Laureate, recite her exquisite poem at the Inauguration. Or maybe it’s just because, as someone whose color wheel consists of black, white and gray, a ray of sunshine is what I am longing for right now. I find myself shopping for pops of yellow for my Spring 2021 wardrobe. Yellow is the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. There are so many creative ways to incorporate this sunny color into your wardrobe.


Amanda Gorman was striking in her yellow coat by Prada. I would not think to pair the coat with the bright red head band, also by Prada, but the combination on her was stunning. She positively radiated sunshine and optimism. Fun fact, Amanda Gorman wore the yellow coat after Dr. Jill Biden told her she loved it.

Yellow coat

Prada is not in your budget (and by the way, it is sold out), here is a more affordable way to get this look.

Yellow coat

Mackage Women’s Mai Coat


If you are not ready for head to toe yellow, a clutch or cross body bag in your favorite hue of yellow is a great way to add a pop of color that won’t overwhelm. Sunshine in your hand.

At the high end, this Bottega Venetta is a perfect pop of springtime:

Yellow purse

Yellow purse

The Mini Jodie

For a more affordable option, Kate Spade has a sunny yellow cross-body:

Yellow purse

natalia flap turnlock crossbody


A great way to add a ray of sunshine to any outfit is to switch out your white t-shirt for a yellow one. As always, the Gap has the perfect yellow t-shirt.

Yellow t-shirt

Pocket T-Shirt

If you’re not sure how to wear it, throw on your favorite leather moto jacket and you’ve just made an outfit.

Yellow shirt and moto jacket

And for the really bold, reverse it by wearing a yellow leather jacket over a black t-shirt.

Yellow jacket


I am always looking to update my sneaker collection, which is quite extensive, and found these comfortable On Clouds in Glade-Citron to be the perfect way to include yellow.

Yellow shoes

Cloud X

For a more subtle hint of yellow, you can always go with the Adidas Stan Smith. I love the fresh take on the original.

Yellow and white shoes



For a punch of yellow that you can wear for a couple of weeks, choose one of these shades of yellow nail polish. Yellow is one of the go-to nail colors for Spring.

Yellow nail polish

sunny business

Never a Dulles Moment


And who doesn’t love a bit of whimsy? Yellow can be such a whimsical color, make it fun! This yellow ringer shirt from Free People is hip and cool with a touch of nostalgia.

Happy face shirt

Classic Smiley Ringer Tee

Another bit of whimsy is this fun smiley face baseball hat from Urban Outfitters.

happy face hat

Triple Smiley Trucker Hat

In the category of “I didn’t know I needed it” I came across this yummy yellow scrunchie set – perfect for keeping your hair off your face during your skincare routine.

Hair accessories

Lou Ribbed Headband & Scrunchie Set

Now go spread some sunshine of your own!☀️

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