Before I get into today’s post, I want to preface it by saying, I planned this before pandemic hysteria set in. Now I am looking at this topic thinking, “who the heck cares about marigold yellow?” It’s a tricky balance coming up with blog posts that are relevant to what is going on in the world while also offering a healthy distraction. The truth is, one day in the future we won’t be shuttered away in our homes and you might wonder, “just how do I wear marigold yellow?” Life will return to normal…one day

Before I get into this, I want to share some other thoughts which I just recently shared with my Facebook Group. I have learned is people don’t always know what you need until you ask. Having survived the great recession by the skin of my teeth, I am bracing for our current situation to potentially take me out in a way that won’t be survivable. So, I am going to ask for some help now in an effort to hopefully weather this situation the best I can.

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How to Wear Marigold Yellow

Marigold is a yellow shade with a lot of red in it. For some of you who struggle with undertones of color, you may not see it. Marigold is similar to saffron, which happens to be on Pantone’s hit list of popular colors for the season.

You also know that I love yellow particularly as an accent shade. A post I wrote on yellow shoes a few months ago was incredibly popular. So even as an accent, marigold can be quite versatile.

Let’s take a look at some outfits using marigold.

Outfit #1

If you are a curvy girl who looks good in marigold, I styled this dress from Eloquii with olive, a color that pairs well with the shade. I added these olive sandals from MICHAEL Michael Kors, olive bag and a pendant from Gorjana.

Outfit #2

This marigold blazer from Boden can be a great topper to wear to add some interest and color to a look. I styled it with a striped t-shirt from J. Crew and white cropped jeans from AG. I finished the outfit with a pair of Cole Haan sneakers, Longchamp bag and navy earrings.

Outfit #3

I styled these marigold Akris Punto pants with a cutout tulle top, also from Akris Punto. I finished the look with toile slides, a white bag from Staud and hoop earrings from Judith Leiber.

Outfit #4

A marigold handbag or pair of shoes can allow you to embrace this color in small doses. Burgundy and yellow work surprisingly well together as I have styled here using this BOSS dress that I styled with this marigold bag from Vince Camuto. I finished the look with beige pumps and simple drop earrings.

Outfit #5

Due to the amount of red in the color marigold, these marigold slides from Steve Madden pair beautifully with rust. I styled these shoes with a rust-colored cardigan from Jenni Kayne, a pair of jeans from Rag & Bone and a tawny-colored t-shirt from Everlane. The look is finished tonally with a printed scarf and tanager red bag from Treasure and Bond.

I hope you enjoyed this fun distraction on adding some fun color to your life during these strange times.