Be the Queen Bee Dressed in Yellow and Black!

Yesterday, I sat peacefully in my car, one of many waiting patiently in a fast food drive through line, and I had my driver’s window rolled down. I placed my order and moved closer to the pick up window to pay for and to collect my food. As I was waiting for the cars in front of me to finish their transactions and drive away, I noticed a bumble bee flying too close to my open window for comfort. I immediately rolled up the window, while at the same time I moved up to the fast food window, as the cars in front of me were finished.

The crazy bee was determined that he wasn’t going anywhere. The bee flew into my closed window, then flew again into my closed window, then flew again into my closed window, and this continued. I couldn’t pick up or pay for my food, as I wasn’t about to roll down my window and let this bee fly into my car and sting me. (I have been stung by bumble bees on two occasions, and it hurts big time)!

Since the fast food employee had no choice but to stand at her closed window and wait for the bee to fly away, and since I had no choice but to wait for this confused bee to get tired of smashing into my car window, I passed the time by staring at the bee. And this is what a fashion guru like myself learned from this experience:

The colors of yellow and black look real pretty together! Yes, this bee was actually cool looking dressed in a body of yellow and black!

Eventually the bee flew away, I rolled my window down, the fast food employee opened her window, and I received my food order. The food is long gone, and so is the bee, but the beautiful colors of the bee are still stuck in my stylish mind!

In the fashion realm, yellow and black, when paired together, look like “all that…and then some!”


I believe that it is the contrasting of the two colors that make yellow and black, when worn together, so striking.  The color yellow is the color of gold, of butter, of ripe lemons. And of course, the color of the sun. Black, on the other hand, signifies night, things that are secret and hidden, unknown. When you place the brightness of yellow, along with the mystery and darkness of black, you get a breathtaking contrast!


When yellow and black are worn together, I think it looks best to keep the entire ensemble yellow and black, including the accessories. A splash of white works, but for a stylish, regal, queen bee look, being dressed head to toe in yellow and black looks divine from both the front and the back!


Blending yellow and black is like blending a splash of summer with a wave of winter!

A yellow and black purse and shoes will do quite nicely, thank you!


Fashion is meant to be seen. As you run your eyes over these fashion photographs, it becomes apparent how stunning yellow and black truly is, when the sensational colors are worn together!

Yellow and black puts the buzz and the sting into fashion!

Yellow Fun Fact: Positive traits of the color yellow include optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, wisdom and logic.

Black Fun Fact: Positive traits of the color black include protection, comfort, strength, formal, contained, sophisticated, seductive, mysterious, endings and beginnings.

Begin and end your day draped in the fabulousness that is yellow and black!



Too much black encourages us to look at the negative side of life. Too much yellow can make people agitated and lead to nervousness and emotional instability. However, mix these two colors together, and you get glamour girl perfection!

Be the queen bee dressed in yellow and black!


Success has a dress all of its own. Move your way up that corporate ladder, or inch your way to the front of the line, merely by the way you shine, when you are draped splendidly in yellow and black!



Be the driving force behind your own destiny! Clothes create your moods, your moods create your actions, your actions create your future!

Yellow and black or black and yellow! Buzzing, powerful yet oh, so mellow!


Yellow and black are both colors that relate to the ego and our sense of self-worth, and clothes and fashion are great contributors to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others!

Mix and match in yellow and black! Give it a try, you won’t turn back!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her flair for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website, her author/fashion/style blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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