Houndstooth and Bright Yellow + Style With a Smile link up

February 18, 2020
Houndstooth and Bright Yellow, Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper

How was your weekend? Storm Dennis blew in and damaged our TV aerial, but other than that we escaped quite lightly. I’m travelling down to Cambridgeshire today to stay with my mum, so I’m hoping for quiet journey. Pete just got a new car today (I decided not to take it though…I need to get used to it before a long journey) and it’s yellow! So today’s outfit of bright yellow and houndstooth is quite fitting for the occasion!

Tracking down a replacement skirt

I bought this skirt in Zara when I was in Madeira in October. However, when I got home I noticed that it had a button missing. Unfortunately it didn’t have a spare one attached to the label so I had to track another one down at the Trafford Centre. It wasn’t easy though – it was showing in stock online but I couldn’t find any in the shop. It turned out that they were still in the stock room so I had to ask someone to get me one. Anyway, it was worth the bother, especially as it was so much cheaper in Madeira than in the UK.

Houndstooth and Bright Yellow, Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper

Whenever I wear black and white I love to add a bright colour into the mix. Red is usually my preferred choice, but I decided to try bright yellow instead this time. I added a yellow bag for a double hit of sunshine and topped it off with a black jacket that I bought in a charity shop. The black and white marble earrings complement the skirt and provide a focal point in the absence of a necklace.

Would you wear houndstooth and bright yellow? What other colours do you like to wear with black and white?
Zara black and white check skirt, New Look yellow roll neck jumper
Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper


Houndstooth and Bright Yellow, Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper
Zara black and white check skirt, bright yellow chain handle bag
Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper
Zara houndstooth skirt, New Look bright yellow roll neck jumper
Zara black and white check skirt, New Look yellow roll neck jumper

Zara skirt (last season’s, similar) | New Look jumper (old, similar) | jacket from a charity shop | Marks & Spencer ankle boots (old) | bag from TKMaxx (old, similar)

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35 responses to “Houndstooth and Bright Yellow + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. I really like that skirt. Normally, this houndstooth fabric would be on something cut more conservatively. I really like the raw edged look of it.

  2. Ellibelle says:

    You look gorgeous in this outfit! The yellow top and bag look amazing with the black and white houndstooth print! I think pretty much any color would look great with black and white but really loving the pop of color on this look! Glad you were able to get a replacement skirt!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  3. Laurie says:

    Black hates me. I might try adding a brighter colour like you have here Emma. Love the skirt! xx

  4. I love the bright yellow with your skirt! and boy, sounds like an escapade with the button! The houndstooth sirt is beautiful! I love the length and how you added a btight color, I need color in these winter months! Have a great day!
    jess xx

  5. Thank you for the feature!
    jess xx

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh I love the hounds tooth print. I love to wear es it with cobalt blue. But since I bought bright yellow ankle boots in totally in love with yellow!

  7. Lizzie says:

    Love the houndstooth skirt! You styled it so perfectly with the pop of yellow!


  8. Gail says:

    Love houndstooth and the yellow really pops with the black and white.

  9. I really love the mix of yellow and houndstooth! The blazer balances the entire look nicely. Thanks for the link up!


  10. I really like it with the bright yellow! I’ve tried houndstooth with bright pink, but not yellow yet. This is beautiful!

  11. Jacqui Berry says:

    I’d definitely wear these together – it’s a nice bright feel for cold wintery days. Thanks for hosting the #linkup too. Jacqui x

  12. Jill says:

    I love houndstooth and your skirt is gorgeous! So beautiful with the pop of yellow!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  13. Amy Johnson says:

    So cute! Love the skirt. I always struggle with what to wear with black and white and usually just wear a solid black and white with it.

  14. I really like your houndstooth skirt, but the Yellow is what make me smile!

    Rosemary – Distinctly Southern Style

  15. What a cute look, houndstooth has been a pattern I’ve always loved and the yellow looks great with it!


  16. Cheryl Shops says:

    Love the houndstooth skirt, especially how you’ve styled it with pops of yellow!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  17. MakeupMuddle says:

    Such a perfect outfit for spring! I love the pop of yellow, it’s such a bright fun and happy color xo

    Makeup Muddle

  18. lorena says:

    Love this combo, specially houndstooth print ! Its my fave.
    I love wearing black and white with bright blue.

  19. Shauna says:

    I love a good pop of brights and this yellow is my favorite! It has me ready for all things Spring! OK..and maybe summer too 🙂



  20. Michelle says:

    I love the houndstooth and yellow! I think magenta and turquoise would both look lovely too.

    Hope the time with your mum is going well!


    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Michelle! Yes those colours would work really well with black and white…I’ll definitely try them together! I had a lovely few days with mum, thank you 🙂

  21. Nicole says:

    Love the pairing, love the poppin yellow! I so appreciate the way you refine and think about what and what not you want to wear!!! Adore the style!!!

  22. Jessica says:

    This is such an adorable look dear! Love the pop of yellow. Also, can’t go wrong with the classic houndstooth.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  23. Emma, this skirt is so fabulous! I am glad you were able to replace the missing button. I also love adding red to a black and white outfit. But any bright color will do! However, I cannot wear this shade of yellow the way you do! So fun and bright and cheerful! Well done. Thanks for linking up with me and Monica at Your Own Twist!


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