Yellow Shoes and Other Fashion Staples That Will Brighten Up Your Life

We could all use a little color in our wardrobes.


Simply seeing bright colors is proven to bring on cheer. One way to boost your mood — and your day — is by donning yellow shoes, accessories, and key fashion pieces.

So toss aside your trusty black leggings and instead opt for these bold picks.

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Cariuma Sun Yellow Knit Sneakers

Best yellow sneakers
yellow shoes

$98, Cariuma

Why we like them:

  • Ultra lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Made from bamboo & recycled plastics

Turn a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit into a look by adding a cheery pop of yellow at your feet!

One reviewer wrote,“This is my first pair of Cariuma’s and I absolutely LOVE them!! From the beautiful vibrant color to the very comfortable fit! I see a whole bunch more Cariuma’s in my future & in my closet!”

Kate Kasin Women’s High Waist Pleated A-Line Swing Skirt

best yellow skirt
yellow skirt

Starting at $15.99, Amazon

Why we like it:

  • Fit-and-flare style
  • Elastic waistband is forgiving
  • Pleats can be dressed up or down

A pleated midi skirt pulls the eye up and down for a slim and trim lower half.

One reviewer wrote, “The skirt is as beautiful as I imagined it would be; it’s exactly as pictured. It’s very comfortable, and due to the elastic waist band, very forgiving as far as fit. It’s perfect for work or a casual day out.”

London Fog Piccadilly Rain Boots

best yellow rain boots
yellow shoes

$49.99, DSW

Why we like them:

  • Waterproof
  • Removable memory foam comfort insole
  • Stretch fabric sides for easy on

Yellow rain boots bring instant cheer to the gloomiest of days, and are comfy enough for schlepping around the garden and walking the dog.

One reviewer wrote, “I ordered these because I loved the bright yellow. It is a ray of sunshine in the rain. I was so pleased with them – they are soft, flexible, easy to put on and get off. And look totally adorable splashing around in the puddles!”

Off One Shoulder Solid High Waist Jumpsuit with Belt

best yellow jumpsuit
yellow jumpsuit

$31.99 (was $50.99),

Why we like it:

  • Sizes up to 2X
  • Flatters curves!
  • Dress up or down

A one-shoulder jumpsuit shows off a tasteful hint of skin, while a same-color belt highlights an hourglass figure.

J.Crew Women’s Pointy Toe Slingback Flat

best yellow flat shoes
yellow shoes

$52.99, Amazon

Why we like them:

  • Slingbacks stay on!
  • Great print that adds a fun pop of color to your outfit
  • Dressy or casual

Gingham slingbacks add picnic-ready panache. Dress these down with a pair of skinny jeans or dress them up with a simple, mono-tone dress.

HUNO Double Chains Moon and Sun Layered Necklace

best yellow necklace set
yellow fashion

$8.95, Amazon

Why we like it:

  • Trendy layered look
  • Set of two
  • Affordable!

A layered opal necklace brings luminous luxe to any ensemble.

One reviewer wrote, “I was worried that this necklace would tarnish because of the price but it hasn’t and I’ve been wearing it for weeks while exercising and showering. It’s very beautiful. I get a lot of compliments. The pendant is not too big either.”

Women’s Classic Solid Capri Jeggings

best yellow pants
yellow capri pants

$22.50, Walmart

Why we like them:

  • Stretchy for comfort
  • Breathable cotton
  • Belt loops with 5 functional pockets

Citrusy capris are a bold contrast to a neutral top right from your closet.

Lucky Brand Zaprika Booties

best yellow booties
yellow shoes

$89.99, DSW

Why we like them:

  • Low block heel for comfort
  • Polished look
  • Pull-on style

Forget black boots. These yellow suede booties will dress up your everyday outfits.

One reviewer wrote, “I got compliments the first time I wore these boots. They are lovely and pair nicely with both pants and dresses.”

Mokoru Women’s Casual Basic Pencil Dress

best yellow dress

Starting at $13.99, Amazon

Why we like it:

  • Simple, classic style
  • Can be dressed up or down
  • Add layers (like a cute cardigan!) for different looks

A lightweight pencil dress hugs curves and provides comfort all day.

One reviewer wrote, “I love this dress. I will definitely be buying more in other colors… It is really well made and very affordable and the best part — very comfortable and flattering. I am 5’10” 150 pounds and ordered a medium and it fit perfect so I would say it is true to size. I plan to wear this to a wedding and dressing it up with jewelry and strappy shoes. I highly recommend this dress!”

This story originally appeared in our print magazine.

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