yellow accessories

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A little yellow goes a long way. "It’s sunny, bright, and optimistic," says O’s creative director Adam Glassman.

Bracelets, Guy & Eva, $47 each; Cross-body bag, Rebecca Minkoff, $225; Work bag, Lulu's, $43;

yellow evening dress

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The freshest way to wear yellow is for evening, where it's unexpected and striking in a sea of black.

Dress, Theia, $1,995; Neiman Marcus, 800-365-7989. Earrings, Rarities by Carol Brodie, $330; Clutch, Kotur, $650; Neiman Marcus, 800-365-7989. Shoes, Edmundo Castillo, $685;

yellow pants

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If you're wary of yellow close to your face, pants or a skirt are a safer bet. Avoid yellow tops with black—unless you like the road safety sign look.

Pants, Sportmax, $395; 212-674-1817. Blouse, Calvin Klein, $65; Macy's, 800-622-9748. Blazer, H&M, $50; for stores. Clutch, Kate Spade New York, $298; Wedges, Jimmy Choo, $595;

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