Yellow. Notoriously hard to wear, it’s enough to strike fear into the hearts of even the most fashion savvy — and this season it’s everywhere.
It started on the catwalks, with models at Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Prada draped in every hue from English mustard to cool canary. Now, stylish celebrities can’t get enough of it.
Celebrities have all been snapped embracing this season’s most daring shade: a rich, orangey egg yolk.
Yellow commands our attention, scientists say, because it’s hard for the eye to take in. Its place in the colour spectrum means it contrasts with almost any other hue put next to it.
You’ll always stand out — but not necessarily for all the right reasons.
The wrong shade will wash you out; the wrong style could leave you looking like Big Bird.
There’s no need to plunge into bright yellow from head to toe if you’re not ready for it.
Instead, try a light lemon meringue tone, or use bold accessories to bring new life to clothes you love.
The clutch is very versatile — large enough to hold your day-to-day essentials, but small enough to carry somewhere smart. Plus, it can be worn all season with a variety of outfits.
A pastel, striped shirt and nude heels complement and soften an eye-catching skirt.
Stick to soft fabrics— linen is much easier to wear in yellow than shiny satin or intricate lace.
More grown-up than sunflower but more exciting than mustard, it’s perfect for a polished look.
Try it in a dress that sticks to the main yellow rules — simple lines with a subtle pattern in a neutral shade — and you can’t go wrong.
Huge floral prints are another big trend this summer, but if you’re incorporating a bright yellow, keep the flashes of colour fairly plain.
A block-colour yellow dress can draw the eye like nothing else. Look for fluid fabrics and clean, draped lines, not structured shapes or a
And stay away from anything too embellished or fussy — simplicity is key.
Canary yellow strikes the wrong note in the office
So go for a deeper ochre tone, worn with neutral colours or white.
Experimenting with colour is a great way to refresh your wardrobe, but keep your ensemble elegant with tailored shapes.
A blazer will look chic with a formal skirt or breton top.