And It Was All Yellow

Trend Report: Yellow

Here are four finds inspired by Illuminating, one of Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year.

By Megan McDonald March 3, 2021

In January, Pantone named Illuminating—a bright and cheerful yellow that adds a splash of optimism to everything it touches—as one of its 2021 colors. Here are four of our fave finds inspired by this hue.

Easy Breezy

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we’re done with tight, constricting clothing. This breezy yellow dress (above) is comfortable enough for lounging around the house—but with its pretty details, like a slightly puffed sleeve and empire waist, it can be dressed up for essential errands or even used as a beach coverup. $158 at Anthropologie, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, 

Mellow Yellow

Handmade in Miami’s famous Wynwood arts district, Vivélo bikes are completely customizable, from spoke to seat. We’re partial to this sunny yellow option, which comes with a charming white basket and feels perfect for spring rides to the beach. From $800,

Put a Bow on It

Not ready for a full-on yellow moment? Try these earrings from Sarasota-based St. Armands Designs. The yellow marbled pattern is a fun take on traditional tortoiseshell, and the bow shape adds a feminine touch. They’re a perfect way to dip your toes into the yellow trend. $12,

Bathing Beauty

Make your own sunshine by the sea in this bright yellow suit from Colombian swimwear line Bahia Maria. The single-shoulder and cut-out details add interest, and the hand-stitched, oversized white flower offers a unique bohemian detail. $240,


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