The pop of color is one of the most tried and tested ways to add some depth and interest to a look without over-complicating things. Even on the day when you are feeling your most uninspired, you can always rely on a fire-engine red pair of pumps or an inky indigo pair of loafers to see you through.
This summer, yellow heels are to the pop of color what the statement pump has been to the looks of seasons past. Bright yellow heels are part of the definitive fashion look according to celebrities and street style stars alike. Here are our three favorite ways to wear bright yellow heels .
As a focal point: One of the easiest ways to wear a pair of bright yellow heels is as the focal point of a look. You have spent time and energy choosing just the right pair of heels in just the right shade, so why not show them off?
The key to rocking a pair of heels as the focal point of a look lies in what you choose to go with it. In this case, the clothes you choose should act as a backdrop to your heels and not compete with them for the limelight. Choose simple pieces in solid colors, neutrals, or monochromatic prints to add balance without overwhelming your footwear.
For more dressed-down days, denim is a great choice with a bright yellow sandal. When paired with a simple white shirt, the look is both classic and modern.
For contrast: A pair of bright yellow heels is an excellent way to balance brighter colors. The key to getting this look right is to pair them with a color that is an appropriate contrast to your particular shade of yellow. For instance, a pair of golden yellow gladiator sandal pumps will look amazing when paired with a deep purple or navy shift dress, whereas a pair of bright lemon or neon yellow heels look amazing when paired with grey, white, or even a navy nautical stripe.
Bright yellow heels also look great against prints and patterns in contrasting colors. When pairing them with a print, your best decision is to keep it modern and avoid making it too matchy. Instead focus on creating a contrast between the palette of the print and the yellow sandal.
Color blocking: When building your look, you can either choose contrasting colors, or work on a tone-on-tone ensemble with reds, oranges, and yellows. Whatever you choose, be sure that you pick pieces that have simple, clean lines and fit well.
Another handy styling tip to remember when creating a color-blocked appearance is to consider the balance of the colors you are putting together. For instance, if you choose a top in a deep violet or navy shade, you can add length by picking a lighter shade (either contrasting or complementary) on the bottom, while your bright yellow sandal act as a finishing touch. This adds direction to your attire, keeping the eye flowing in a linear direction.