Spring Trend Alert- Yearning for Yellow

Today something glorious happened- I felt the sun against my face! I think we feared it may never happen again but yes, we experienced the first properly sunny day of the year! And it got me excited about what the new season has in store for my wardrobe.  And I couldn’t be happier that the colour yellow has firmly placed itself on the winner’s podium for no1 colour of the moment!

Fashion Trend SS13- Yellow

Fashion Trend SS13- Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow has always been my favourite colour, just ask my mum. And it appears it’s not only me that still loves yellow. Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Giambattista Valli to name but a few fashion houses featured it on their SS13 catwalks, Queen Cara Delevingne wore it for her most recent Vogue shoot and a quick perusal of the street style at Milan Fashion Week shows that the city of style was widely embracing the look too.

Giambattista Valli SS13 Couture

Giambattista Valli SS13 Couture

SS13 DKNY yellow dress

SS13 DKNY yellow dress

SS13 Louis Vuitton Yellow

SS13 Louis Vuitton Yellow

VOGUE Shoot with Cara Delevingne

VOGUE Shoot with Cara Delevingne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, wearing yellow can be a tad tricky. Getting the shade right is imperative and it’s all about skin tones etc. You really don’t want to end up looking like big bird or a hyper-active children’s TV presenter too.  But when done correctly, boy does it make you stand out! And its playful tone makes it a bit more fun than always wearing neutrals. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a BIG fan of wearing classic neutral tones, but sometimes teaming them with bursts of colour can really liven up my style.

Milan Fashion Week Street Style SS13

Milan Fashion Week Street Style SS13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So whether its lemon, marigold or golden yellow, what’s the best way to go about wearing it?

For daytime style, why not go for some failsafe knitwear and choose a light yellow knit teamed with rolled up jeans and Converse. I would also put a statement necklace over the jumper to really bring out its colour. Light knitwear is perfect for our current climate- getting warmer but not quite there yet.  If you’re really confident with your fashion, then yellow is your new best friend! Why not combine a pair of yellow jeans with a patterned top? You could choose a monochrome checked one perhaps. And for a smarter look, you could opt for a blazer jacket teamed with a classic shirt and jeans ala Millie from MIC.

Street Style Yellow Knitwear

Street Style Yellow Knitwear

Rihanna yellow jeans

Rihanna yellow jeans

Millie Made in Chelsea in yellow jacket

Millie Made in Chelsea in yellow jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And despite what the Sugababes said, you will look cooler in a yellow dress. One of my all time favourite dresses was worn by Diane Kruger in 2010. I think this mustard coloured Jason Wu creation is so so so elegant. And remember how beautiful Michelle Williams looked in her Vera Wang Oscars gown?  Sadly, I rarely get an occasion to wear a gown of that magnitude out but Olivia Palermo shows that you can wear yellow dresses in more realistic circumstances and still look utterly amazing.

Diane Kruger wears Jason Wu yellow dress

Diane Kruger wears Jason Wu yellow dress

Michelle Williams wears Vera Wang Oscars dress

Michelle Williams wears Vera Wang Oscars dress

Olivia Palermo yellow dress

Olivia Palermo yellow dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So although the real sun may not stay out to play for too long this March, get hold of some of your very own sunshine and invest in some yellow pieces! You won’t be disappointed.

Kristen Stewart in yellow Dior Mini dress

Kristen Stewart in yellow Dior Mini dress

Cara loves yellow!

Cara loves yellow!

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