Trending: not-so-mellow yellow

Upgrade your spring wardrobe with this primary color.

Exercise is a great tool for combatting the blues. But other things can make you instantly happier too, from nourishing foods to an adventurous trip or even a new wardrobe. A traditional harbinger of spring, designers have unleashed a bolder, brighter version of yellow a little early this year. From the treadmill to the beach, give your outfits a jolt with the sunshine color.

apl: athletic propulsion lab ascend sneakers, $195

In these racing-yellow nylon kicks, you'll be running on sunshine. And the L.A.-based brand's proprietary foam adds extra spring to your step.
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edie parker happy face keychain, $125

Famed for her clear clutch bags, designer Edie Parker shapes the iconic smily face as a keychain ornament in her signature acrylic. With the flip side in glittery gold, it's an instant mood-lifter every time you pull it out of your pocket or purse.
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moschino psychedelic print men’s shirt, $550

Designer Jeremy Scott takes a cheery ‘60s turn in this short-sleeved sport shirt with oversized posies. This style is a genial throwback to The Dating Game.
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marc jacobs the sling hobo bag, $495

In smooth calfskin with handy outside zip and flap pockets, this staple is easy to shoulder and bright enough to wake up any slightly tired outfit.
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j. crew slim-fit striped t-shirt, $40

Put a sunny slant on the day with this extra-soft cotton-jersey tee in a graphic stripe. Pair it with dark indigo jeans or neutral khakis.
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balmain cutout ribbed stretch knit mini dress, $2,230

Make a statement entrance in this sculptural sheath with see-through slits from designer Olivier Rousteing.
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persol 3059s vintage suprema sunglasses, $245

These clear yellow frames in an oversized rectangular shape feature deep blue lenses to keep everything swimmingly cool.
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topshop slogan hooded windbreaker, $100

This hybrid hoodie-jacket is reminiscent of the '80s and its yolk yellow color keeps you from getting lost in any crowd.
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