By Abi Farebrother.
Yellow has had its moments throughout the years, but this spring, it’s taking over. Proving its dominant force, it’s been seen across the board in countless SS19 collections this year; from the likes of Brandon Maxwell, Maticevski, Oscar De la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Escada. It’s clear this cheerful hue isn’t going away anytime soon.
From the catwalks to the streets, the colour is being showcased in multiple tones and shades including pastels, metallics, neons and worked through striking prints. Pantone has announced a marigold called Aspen Gold as the yellow for the season, but its clear to see that its being taken across the spectrum in all kinds of ways, brightening up even the darkest of days with a presence that’s impossible to ignore.
Yellow is a bold colour that can be quite difficult to style, as its a colour that screams to be noticed all on its own. Colours like blues and reds can be styled as a neutral or teamed with almost anything, but yellow remains a bit more particular. The best way to tackle and overcome what seems like an impossible feat is either to wear it on its own, to wear with neutrals, or to clash it. To wear it on its own, I would suggest trying either a one piece like a dress or boiler suit or choosing a few pieces, like a suit and t-shirt but varying the shades and materials; for example, a canary two-piece suit paired with a pastel yellow t-shirt to break it up.
Yellow deserves to be in the spotlight, so to team it with neutral shades like white, grey and black will bring out the best in that gorgeous hue. Clashing with prints and contrasting colours such as greens and soft pinks can incorporate yellow into a fresh and funky look that is sure to get heads turning.
Take a look at some of our best high street picks and styling inspiration below:
These gorgeous button-detail bonded cropped trousers from Topshop for £39 are perfect for styling up for work and are versatile enough to be worn for multiple occasions like lunch or dinner dates. Wear with a neutral toned, long-sleeve ribbed top or a fitted blouse for maximum impact.
This bright yellow chain cross body bag from Dorothy Perkins on sale for just £12, is the perfect way to embody the trend without having the pressure of adapting your style too much. Wear with a black, floaty maxi dress or dare to be different and team it with bold prints and a statement yellow court shoe.
We are obsessed with these killer snake print ankle boots from Topshop for £45. Style with a black leather midi skirt and high-neck black top for ultimate boss-girl vibes.
Try these retro tinted hexagon sunglasses from Topshop for £12 with denim and utility for a chic and trendy look that won’t disappoint.
What better way to show your dedication to the trend than to wear it head-to-toe? This amazing satin button tuxedo jacket from Topshop for £35 is an absolute statement piece that can be worn again and again, dressed up or down for any occasion.
Zara’s pale yellow sateen dress for £39.99 is a beautifully feminine piece for spring, with a flattering v-neck and pleated sleeves. Perfect for weddings or summer garden parties, wear with strappy heels or a block sandal.
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