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Unzipped: How to.. stay mellow in yellow


It’s official y’all! Today is the first day of Summer. If you’re from the South like me, that means sunny days and Carolina blue skies. So even though I live in NYC, the Southern belle in me has to make an appearance from time to time. That means, I’m shedding my shadowy tones for a bit and embracing the gleaming yellow sunshine, literally.

When it comes to eye-popping hues like yellow, it seems fitting to explore brands like Emilio Pucci who really do it best. With his Pre-fall collection, Massimo Giorgetti channeled the old and the new for a masterful collection of bright but accessible pieces. Contemporary silhouettes infused with their traditional 1960’s palette were a great attempt to pull in the younger customer and I’m hopping on the bandwagon. Rochas Pre-fall 2017 also delivered a dreamy collection of classic European style with a bit of an edge. Alessandro Dell’ Acqua’s unexpected pairings are the kind that make you want to take a risk, and with decadent brocade mini dresses on the menu, I’d definitely say this assortment is worth an extra look.

Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that yellowish tones aren’t the easiest to wear. But with the right shade and the perfect fit, one might seriously reconsider adding a splash of amber to your Summer line-up. One pieces are usually an easy place to start, so I took an immediate liking to the Mara Hoffman striped jumpsuit.. and did I mention the cotton is organic? Or if you’re in the market for a clever cover-up, try on dresses from Marysia and Thierry Colson. And with rooftops galore, it’s always a good idea to have at least one or two flirty party dresses in your rotation. In which case, no fuss options from Kalita and Apiece Apart would be at the top of my list. I also can’t help but snag some pretty prints from Gucci and Marni to liven things up a bit more. And for the sweltering heat to come, the linen Vita Kin set makes a fine option to cruise around town in. Sunny days are here again!

Managing all of the heat waves and humidity during the Summer months is largely dependent on one’s mindset. So why not at least attempt to embrace these fleeting, glistening glows before the crisp fall air comes rolling back in. “Look good, feel cool” is the motto this season.. and it was all yellow.


Brand we love: Tibi One-shoulder Cotton-poplin Top, Mara Hoffman Striped Organic Cotton Jumpsuit, Apiece Apart “Piper Petal” Off-the-shoulder Dress, By. Bonnie Young Ruffle-trimmed Silk-chiffon Blouse, Kalita “Clemence” Maxi Dress, Gucci Floral Fil Coupé Dress, Vita Kin “Riverbank” Embroidered Linen Blouse + Linen Shorts, Thierry Colson “Paola” Fil Coupé Tiered Dress, No. 21 Puff Sleeved Sequin-embellished Dress, Victor Glemaud Cotton-cashmere Blend Sweater, Marni Asymmetric Printed Crepe Midi-skirt, Marysia “Waikiki” Lace-up Linen Mini Dress, Rosetta Getty Suede Slit Front Tunic


By Ariel Serano

Tags: Emilio Pucci / Pre-fall 2017 / Rochas / Shopping / summer / trend / Yellow

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