While you see me here in one of my back alleys of Stanley Market, I have to confess that I'm strolling in different alleys this week. I'm really in Morocco. Actually, I'm writing this before I leave, but I'll publish while I'm there. I have to pinch myself, though, Morocco is a dream destination for me. You can follow along on Instagram (@imanorbyah) to see my wanderings.
But, onto the topic of this post. Yellow. It's a color that can be so right, but at the same time so wrong. More than any other color, this one must be the right shade. I love bright yellow, but it can't be like a highlighter yellow.
I also love mustard yellow or maize. It's a little more muted and can easily be styled with just about anything. I'm fortunate that my skin tone lets me do any of these shades of yellow. On the runways this spring, there is a lot of buttery yellow making it's appearance. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that and then hope that I can carry it off as well.
So what are my tips for trying this color? Well, I have to be honest, if you're even a little uncertain then it may not be the color to try. There's just no subtle way to introduce it into your wardrobe. But, if you're willing to take a risk and be compared to a banana, then I say go for it. It's yellow, after all. It doesn't matter how little the piece is, it makes a statement.
Case in point, my latest yellow acquisition is this coat. I mean, outerwear is a serious commitment. I'm going to bring this coat with me to Morocco, so you can see it on my adventures as well. Yellow just goes so nicely with blue and I'm headed to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco.