Let me give you some context about this bizarre title. Basically, I have strong reservations about yellow. Yes, the color yellow. Yes, I have hated it for as long as I can remember. The reason? I have no clue. It just always seemed like a peculiar color. I mean, of course, I only loved/wore black as a teenager but Yellow was just a big pet peeve.
But Aditi, that doesn’t add it up because here you’re in Yellow from head to toe:
As a travel in style blogger, I always aim to experiment and go out of my comfort zone. So, when I realized that the trend is moving back towards this color, I was a little uncomfortable, to say the least. Nonetheless, staying true to my motivations about this blog, I started to experiment with this color.
Experimenting with Yellow:
I started with a skater dress over a white off-shoulder top, last summer. I realized two things- 1) Yello looks fantastic in pictures; 2) my hate yellow campaign may actually be totally pointless.
However, I never quite wore the dresses in my day to day outfits much. It just remained that one-time picture props and at the back of my wardrobe. Of the many creative excuses I made for this, a recurring one was that people usually wear all-black/all-white in Paris and yellow will be a bit much amongst so many people wearing black or all-white in summer.
This excuse didn’t hold water when I planned my trip to Asia.
So, I decided to make another effort to put aside my hate yellow notion and wear a wrap style dress.
However, I was still not ready to make this color a part of my day to day outfits. I added another excuse to the list- I can’t wear these dresses to school or to work as they’re too casual. However, the real reason was still just that I just had never gotten over my disdain for yellow.
Honestly, at this point, this just seemed insane to me. I just didn’t buy this weird relationship I had with this color. Especially when I love wearing colors, in general. I mean, this was just such a trivial thing so why was it affecting me so much!
Getting over the Hate:
I decided to counter all my excuses at the root of it: use yellow in a formal (semi-formal) style. The easiest choice for this was a blazer. So, that’s what I did. I got a yellow blazer and styled it. I gave myself an occasion to wear it, too. The key here was that this was not a big occasion so as to confine this outfit to that set-up again.
Since this was during autumn, the color pallet also matched the mood and I shed my apprehensions.
Finally, I found myself getting comfortable with this color and even using this blazer to style with other outfits frequently.
I still struggled with the dresses. So, I got another one in the color. This dress was absolutely everything I love in a dress- details, pleats, ruffles… just in yellow. I styled & loved it again, however, it still sits at the back of my wardrobe.
So, what I have deduces is:
a) I have a weird relationship with a mere color and strange enough for me to write an entire blog describing my journey with it.
b) While I don’t hate yellow, I certainly don’t like it.
c) I will wear yellow as long as the piece I’m wearing is functional, well rounded, kind of semi-formal, Parisian enough, and super chic.
I will, of course, keep styling more yellow, maybe even stumble upon a dress I could wear more of. And in the process, probably hate yellow less and get over this weird notion.
What do you think about my style story? I’ll do more depending on the response so don’t forget to let me know in comments below of my Instagram: @aditiparashar.
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