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Trend Spotting: Forget the winter blues, shocking yellow is taking over Hollywood

Posted on January 24 2012

Paula Patton recently shined at the golden globes in shocking yellow

Last week’s red carpet proved that Hollywood was foregoing winter and heading straight for spring.  From the range of bold colors that took over the carpet, one would never guess that we were in the throes of winter. One color in particular that the stars can’t seem to get enough of is shocking yellow. This color was huge over the summer and continues to gain steam on the carpet –with no signs of slowing down. From neon shades to sequin embellished looks, color blocked pieces and elegant gowns, there’s nothing mellow about this season’s yellow. Based on what we’ve seen on the spring runways plus the already active awards season, get ready to see more of this gorgeous, stand out color.

Kirsten Dunst brings the sunshine in a yellow Stella McCartney Jacket and brocade trousers

Minka Kelly attends the Art of Elysium gala in a shocking yellow Oscar de la Renta number

Also at the Art of Elysium's 5th Annual Heaven Gala was Camilla Belle in a gorgeous yellow Carolina Herrera gown

Jessica Chastain in a one shouldered marigold Victor and Rolf dress

Jewel shows off her post-baby style in a bright yellow chiffon dress

Nicole Richie looks ultra feminine in a flirty mustard mini

Zoe Saldana in a marigold Michael Kors sheath

Nikki Reed brings a pop of yellow to NYC in Jenni Kayne

Hilary Duff wraps her baby bump in a sequin mini dress

Kristen Bell brings a little shimmer and shine sporting a mustard and gold combo to a Bulgari party

Nikki Reed in a black and yellow Michael Kors halter

Diane Kruger opts for a softer shade of yellow in her pleated pastel Prada gown

Sarah Jessica Parker in a yellow infused Vera Wang sheath

Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are yellow buddies at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Kate Bosworth goes with a light a frothy off-the-shoulder yellow lace Erdem dress

Kristen Bell promotes House of Lies in a yellow sweater and statement necklace

Hailee Steinfeld pairs her bold and graphic in Versace dress with equally bold, neon yellow accessories

Style Tip: Yellow is a perfect way to bring a colorful element of surprise to your outfit. So how do you make it work with what you already have? You don’t have to commit to a full blown yellow dress this winter, opt instead for a boyfriend cardi in the shocking color which works well over neutral or patterned dresses. You can also try a neon version of this color in a simple and light v-neck sweater. Tuck it into a pair of high-waisted jean trousers for an effortlessly chic look. You get to mix the best of the 70s and 80s without running into a style faux-pas.

What do you think of this latest splash of color. Are you feeling it for winter or would you rather save it for spring and summer? Share your thoughts below…

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