Nick Eucker

How To Work Fall's Bold Yellow Trend Into Your Wardrobe

Yellow has a reputation of being a happy color that brings to mind the lightness of summer and the cheerfulness of a simple bouquet of daisies. But like with most things, there's more to yellow than just that — especially when it comes to your fall wardrobe. In a deeper hue, yellow can take on a whole new life in your closet. Instead of summer's bright lemon-y options, look to a warm mustard yellow, rich yellow-gold, or even an amber-leaning shade. With these fall-apropos yellows, you have the foundation of a fall wardrobe that is anything but boring.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with a closet full of neutrals, but just imagine for a moment how amazing a chic marigold suit would look against a fall backdrop of the red, gold, and orange leaves. Or even consider giving your old black moto jacket a rest and opting for a bright mustard yellow one that you can pair with your favorite skinnies. The the truth is you really can't go wrong with a pop of yellow for fall, and to prove it, in partnership with I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's, we're showing you some of our favorite ways to work it into your closet.

Even if you're unsure about trying the trend, one thing is for certain: There's nothing mellow about this yellow.

The Yellow Suit

Featuring: Double-Breasted Blazer in Rusted Sun, Wide-Leg Suit Pants in Rusted Sun, and Remmey Leopard-Print Satchel by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Ah, the Power Suit. We all need one hanging in our closet, so why not make it a standout in the perfect shade of mustard yellow? To refresh the style, wear it with pared-down basics, like a white tee and relaxed sneakers for that city girl vibe. Of course, a little leopard print action is needed for fall, so grab a purse like this one and you've got a head-to-toe look that is undeniably cool.

Yellow On Yellow

Featuring: Double-Breasted Blazer in Rusted Sun, Valliee Top-Handle Crossbody in Salsa/Gunmetal, and Bray Sock Booties in Ditzy Floral, by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

For the bold among us, doubling up on yellow by pairing a honey-hued blazer with a dress of the same tone is a major power move. The right blazer (like this one) can take a casual dress to a whole new level while maintaining a chic monochrome look. If you want to break up the look, carry a red satchel for a pop of color or stomp around in floral patterned sock-booties to add more of a wow factor.

Mix And Match Patterns

Featuring: Striped Bell-Sleeve Wrap Top in Yellow Stripes, Windowpane-Print Pull-On Pants in Black Essential, and Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece Sandals in Black Suede by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

Wearing the perfect shade of golden yellow already makes a statement, but why stop there? Mix a few of your favorite patterns while you're at it! Introduce a yellow striped surplice top to windowpane bottoms for a multi-pattern look that is as fashion-forward as it is fun.

Stripes On Stripes

Featuring: Striped Ponté-Knit Bootcut Pants, Striped Pant, and Coletta Slingback Pointed Toe Pumps in Black Polka Dot by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

If you're so inclined to keep it all in the same pattern family, you can always try a stripe-on-stripe look. The subtle yellow stripes of this tunic complement the bolder stripe of these wide-leg pants perfectly. Plus, with a surprise pop of polka dots from the heels, you've got an expertly paired outfit that you'd be impressed you pulled off.

The Yellow Statement Jacket

Featuring: Moleskin Moto Jacket in Golden Sun, Striped Top, and Rielee Sock Booties in Leopard by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's

I'll be the first one to say it — I'm personally attached to my black moto jacket. That said, it can be pretty blah. To give your edgy favorite a modern update, try the same moto cut in a golden shade and in an unexpected fabric. It's the perfect last-minute layer to elevate any outfit from cute to statement-making.

This post is sponsored by I.N.C. International Concepts, Created for Macy's.

Photo: Nick Eucker; Set Design: Espen Gjertzen Øydvin; Stylist: Laura Pritchard; Hair: Aki Yamaguchi; Makeup: Sarah Appleby; Art Direction: Molly Kugelmann; Senior Editor: Jenna Wexler.