Thrift + Style: Bright Yellow Pants | Thriftanista in the City

5.20.2013

Thrift + Style: Bright Yellow Pants

Bright yellow pants are the perfect trend for spring and summer. Since you may not be sure about wearing pants as bright as the sun, it's also the perfect trend to thrift! Pants from several decades and in many styles can be found at the thrift store. You are bound to find a great pair. Plus, the price is always right.

thrift the trends yellow pants

I've said it before but I will say it again. Thrifting is a great way to experiment with trends without breaking the bank.


Bright yellow pants aren't for the tame though. Don't wear yellow pants if you're trying to camouflage your lower half. All eyes will be on that gorgeous...sunshine! Having a serious love of the color yellow is helpful too. How can you look anything less than stunning wearing your favorite color, right? If yellow is your power color, this is the trend for you!

how to wear bright yellow pants

Thrift Tips

If you're all set to pop some thrift store tags and find a pair of bright yellow pants, keep these thrift tips in mind:

bright yellow pants trend 2013

  • this is a trend you may not like after a wear or two so buy a $5 and under pair so you won't feel so bad about donating them when you've gone off them.
  • look for a "fancy" thrift store with all the garments color coded, that will make finding your perfect yellow pants a cakewalk. 
  • look for a pair that looks good on the rack that hangs well and isn't wrinkled or shrunken.
  • a well made pair of pants are always in style so if the quality is good, invest the extra dollars to have them professionally cleaned and tailored to fit you. You may find yourself wearing them all year around!
thrifted yellow pants green tee

Style Tips 

Awesomesauce! You found THE perfect pair of yellow pants. What do you wear them with? Anything you want! However, here are some style tips to get you started:

how to style yellow pants trend
  • your pants are yellow, it's ok to turn down the rest of your look!
  • go monochromatic but be careful. This could go very wrong if all of your yellows are the same color. Big Bird. Giant banana. Need I say more?
  • color block it with another bold color. (my personal favorite)
  • pair with neutral colors like grey or tan.
  • go easy on a black and yellow color scheme. Too much black would be too harsh and bumblebee-like. 
  • see my mellow yellow Pinterest board for style inspiration.
yellow thrift store pants
THRIFT Gap tee - Le Painty 80s pants - belt GIFT necklace EBAY Gianni Bini platform sandals

Are yellow pants in your closet?

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14 comments

Aracely said...

Cute pants, very bold color. Loving those sandals. You look great.

Olya said...

Oh my, what a great color combination! So bold and bright :-)

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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Oh heck yeah...Those pants are amazing!

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I love the pants! They look great rolled up with your heels!

tashandtora said...

I like the color combo. Very cute and the shoes are perfect with the outfit.

DaenelT said...

Love them! I remember having yellow pants back in the day. They were one of my favorite pairs of pants.

Brandi said...

I love your yellow pants! Such a fun color and they look great on you!

Olivia Lane said...

"Awesomesauce" indeed!

Tricia Hersey said...

Looks amazing. Yellow is what I live for.

MissRockwell said...

Ohhhh pretty. I'm loving the color block and the addition of the printed heels. Cute!

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Coastalpines said...

This is a fabulous combo and you wear it well!

Visiting from the Pleated Poppy :)

the domestic fringe said...

Super-cute outfit! Love the super sunny pants.

~FringeGirl

Tricia Hersey said...

all yellow everything!

Anita said...

So cute...you look very nice and I am definitely going to step outside my comfort zone and try this trent...bright pants..esp yellow this Spring and Summer. I also really like the shoes....

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