Step Aside, Barbie Pink: This Trending Color Is About To Be Everywhere

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butter yellow fashion pieces
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As a fashion minimalist, color usually doesn’t excite me; instead, it does quite literally the opposite. I own 10 of the same white tank tops and prefer a neutral color palette that stays in my comfort zone. So, when Barbiecore took over this summer, I wasn’t quick to add bright pinks and fuchsias to my closet, and I’ll admit, I’m tired of pink. As the summer slowly creeps to an end and we begin thinking about our fall wardrobes, a new color is about to take the lead, and spoiler: This tone is even friendly to those who are averse to color like myself. I’m happy to welcome buttery yellow into my transitional wardrobe, and you should too. 


Yellow is a mood booster. It reminds us of sunshine and positivity, which is perfect for the time of year where the days begin to get shorter and the weather becomes colder. For those who tend to gravitate toward neutral shades, light lemon colors are a refreshing pick that still feels easy on the eyes. Lighter yellow tones also closely resemble cream, making the leap from my white even top more palatable and styling options easy. For example, you can pair a lemon tank with denim shorts and flats, or a buttery, sheer top with a bralette and mini skirt. I’m always jealous of those who wear a lot of color and can be confident experimenting with their wardrobe. Opting for yellow is a way for me to try something new with my style—even if it’s just a baby step. 

The easiest way I’m finding implementing yellow in my closet is with tops I would normally wear (just in a yellow shade) and accessories. For the end of summer, I’m especially looking forward to pairing a buttery yellow linen dress styled with heels or sandals. Trendy tones, such as Barbie pink, will inevitably come and go, whereas a pale yellow shade is everlasting no matter the season. Simply put, yellow is a no-fuss way to incorporate color that still fits into a capsule wardrobe. 

Say goodbye to Barbie pink and peruse our curated edit of the 20 best buttery yellow pieces to add to your closet.




Ribbed Tank Top

11 colors available

Djerf Avenue

Knitted Tank Top

2 colors available

Old Navy

Cropped T-Shirt

12 colors available



Free People

Tube Midi Dress

5 colors available


Linen Dress

3 colors available

A New Day

Smocked Dress

4 colors available


V-Neck Maxi Dress

2 colors available

Djerf Avenue

Ribbed Tank Dress

2 colors available




Woven Clutch

3 colors available


Crescent Shoulder Bag

9 colors available


Monogram Shoulder Bag

2 colors available

Poppy Lissiman

Mini Handbag

8 colors available




Big Buckle Sandals

3 colors available


Fisherman Sandals

2 colors available

Tony Bianco

Open Toe Heels

9 colors available


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