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What Outfits Could I Wear With a Bright Yellow Purse?

by Stacey Kole

Purses in basic neutral shades like black, brown and beige might be more ubiquitous in your closet, but a yellow statement bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Whichever style of purse you choose, maximize your yellow bag’s style potential by pairing it with everything from eye-catching brights to understated neutrals.

Color Combos

Use a bright yellow purse for either a cool colorblock effect or to bring out a color in a printed outfit. For instance, wear a flared skirt in a vivid hue like red, aqua or purple with a simple white tank top and neutral wedges. Add a yellow hobo bag and a graphic scarf that incorporates both bright colors to tie the look together. You can also rock a printed sundress -- think a hot pink-, yellow-and-black floral pattern -- and carry a citron clutch to bring out the yellow in the print.

Neutrals and Denim

Allow yellow to give some color to neutrals. Pair dark wash skinny jeans, a white boyfriend tee and tan ballet flats with a canary-yellow oversize tote bag to add interest to your look. Or rock a little black dress with black ankle booties and carry a yellow envelope clutch. The solid black is an ideal backdrop for your bright handbag; add a gold-and-yellow statement necklace to finish the ensemble.

About the Author

Stacey Kole worked for five years as managing editor of the style and pop-culture magazine Savvy, where she traveled coast-to-coast covering all things fashion and beauty. In addition to daily writing and editing duties, she interviewed and penned cover stories on such celebrities as Avril Lavigne, Julianne Hough and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.

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