2021 Pantone Color Of The Year: Illuminating Yellow & Ultimate Gray

Every year, color authority company Pantone announces the top color that you’re sure to see everywhere in the coming year. That announcement was recently made for 2021, and we not only got one Color Of The Year, but two! Let’s see how to easily style the 2021 Pantone Color Of The Year, Illuminating Yellow (and bonus color, Ultimate Gray)!

How To Style 2021 Pantone Color Of The Year - Illuminating Yellow & Ultimate Gray

How To Style 2021 Pantone Color Of The Year – Illuminating Yellow

How To Style 2021 Pantone Color Of The Year – Illuminating Yellow & Ultimate Gray


Since we’re still stuck in Winter, let’s start out with sweaters! Twisted and knotted fronts are still very on-trend this season, making this sweater from Nordstrom Rack a great choice! It adds that bright pop of yellow to your wardrobe, is trendy and warm, and it’s a thinner-knit making it versatile-enough for transitioning into Spring. You can style it with black or dark wash jeans as seen here, or with a nice medium wash denim, white skinnies, or even white shorts come Spring! If you need an extra layer on top, add a denim jacket, black blazer, or long, black open cardigan.

2021 Pantone Color of the Year - Romwe Yellow Floral Print Blouse


Floral prints don’t seem to be on their way out the fashion door, so mixing yellow and florals seems like a good choice! 🙂 I love the delicate floral pattern and small, feminine details on this Romwe shirt on Amazon! This top can be dressed down with some distressed boyfriend cut or skinny jeans, or dressed up with a pretty black maxi skirt. It’s also easily styled with basic skinnies and a cardigan!

Here are some other great yellow tops for 2021:

2021 Pantone Color of the Year Illuminating Yellow - AFRM Amelia Floral Print Skirt


Animal print is another print that’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and score…there’s lots of animal prints that include yellow! 😉 If you’re like me and just don’t have the skin tone for yellow, wearing it below the waist or in accessories may be the way to go. This long wrap skirt would be really cute with a tucked in black tee and booties!

2021 Pantone Color Of The Year - Tash + Sophie Yellow Dress


Dresses are another great way to incorporate yellow into your wardrobe in 2021! Need to layer? Your wardrobe should always have a black blazer and denim jacket available! 😉 This dress would also be super chic with a skinny black belt and pumps or chic ankle boots like these.

How To Style 2021 Pantone Color Of The Year – Ultimate Gray

Gray should be pretty easy to style, and is probably already in just about everyone’s wardrobe in some capacity. Instead of going into detail on how to style it, I’m just going to give you some current options that are available!

(Psst…See the adorable lettuce-edge tee in the image above??? It’s less than $8! Yes! Really!!!)

Let’s Discuss…

Are you more of a bright color-wearer, or more neutral? Will you make any wardrobe changes to reflect these popular colors this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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