Five Ways to Style Your Citron-Yellow Pencil Skirt This Spring/Summer

by on January 12th, 2011
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Among spring’s 2012 popular hues, the one that grabs my attention is the citron yellow. Bold, vibrant and glamorous, it’s a fun way to beat winter blues. Although interesting, I’m sure that the fluorescent color will leave many intimidated. What’s life without a little challenge? For your inspiration, I picked out a citron yellow pencil skirt and styled it five different ways. Notice how easy it is to incorporate the trendy color into your spring/summer wardrobe. Whether you are aiming for a professional look or a laid-back sexy feel, the citron yellow is a definite winner!


When it comes to 9 to 5 attire, most women revert to staples like blacks, grays and browns. Spring is however a perfect time to take a detour – yes, update that closet with colors. For a classy office look, pair your citron yellow pencil skirt with a crisp white button-down shirt. Maintain the feel by tucking in the shirt and sporting it with white pumps. While the yellow adds color to your ensemble, the white balances it and keep things muted and classy for your work environment. (Ann Taylor, $68)


Is your style rocking edgy? Make a statement when you style your citron yellow pencil skirt with a royal blue silk camp shirt. (Ann Taylor, $118) Mixing colors is hot, adventurous and extremely popular these days. Plus, isn’t it fun to make your own rules?The adventurous few can step it up a notch by completing the look with color block platform sandals (white/yellow, Nine West, $89).


Heading for an evening dinner and wish to keep things classy? Coordinate the citron yellow pencil skirt with a dark navy polka-dot pleated top (Ann Taylor, $78). The navy blue is not over-the-top and complements the fluorescent yellow in an elegant way. The focus remains on the eye-popping color, while the whole ensemble looks coordinated, elegant and simple. The laid-back look also works great for women who don’t prefer tucking in their shirts! Sport the look with a pair of wedges and you’re all set to rock in style.


While many associate the pencil skirt with staid professional look, I feel it’s one of the most versatile pieces of apparel.

For a nonchalant outing, consider donning your vibrant yellow with a lightweight black/white striped tee. The white and black combination tones down the look and is a great option for a casual evening attire. (JCrew, $75)

Another outfit choice will be pairing your citron yellow with a white tank top and completing the look with a brown cardigan – effortless, simple yet trendy.


Need to dress up for a hot date? For your night on the town, opt for the Michael Kors top in deep purple. The sexy top features shoulder cutouts, chain detailing and ruched sleeves and complements the aesthetics of the bold yellow. Go all out with bold accessories and eye catching makeup.

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