Let The Sunshine In - Yellow Is this Year's Hottest Colour

June 21, 2017 | Gilly
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Let The Sunshine In! Yellow Is this Year's Hottest Colour

Nothing says ‘Springtime’ more than bright sunny yellows, sky blues and lush grassy greens, and Mr Blue Sky has been making an appearance lately, so it's definitely time to get this year's hottest colour out, don’t you think?

Yellow Simone Rocher

Simone Rocher’s Spring Summer 2017 collection, was predominantly white with Broderie Anglaise and sheer organza, with delicate layers and frills, all sprinkled with applique yellow daisies, red rose buds and foliage and accessorised with girlish plaits, messy ponytails, miss-matched crystal drops and single tassel earrings. I'd like to team one of those light and fripperish sheer blouses and Rocher’s lucite heeled shoes with jeans, to tomboy it up a little with for a fun and pretty summer look. 

Then Ulla Johnson’s chic jumpsuits and dresses came in shades of ripe mango, mustard and pale ochre yellows, beautifully paired with earthy, mushroom grey and black accessories - summer capsule dress perfection.
Yellow Ulla Johnson


Opposites on the colour wheel, blue and yellow are a perfect contrast, that's why denim is such an easy pairing, but in particular, this royal blue and daffodil yellow make such a great POP!  From left to right above: Charlotte Groenenveld The Fashion Guitar blog); Tassel earrings from Lele Sadoughi; Indigo denim shirt teamed with primary yellow flares and contrasting red belt (from the Lolobu Pinterest blog).

Yellow and blue

Or if you can’t go ‘full beam’ yellow, you could try a shade like this buttery soft shade which looks good on most skin tones then add a dash of bright yellow with an accessory. Below: Nike Cortes trainers @willgyc ; Try throwing a silk tie on as a scarf, or belt; Zara A-line skirt and Girl Next Door T-shirt; H&M water bottle - just because!

Yellow Shades

Spicy shades like saffron, mustard, or Masscob’s ‘curry’ look fantastic with dark red lips and you can pick one other cooler yellow tone for an extra lift. Above: Masscob Tarbes dress in Curry; Tom Ford, Ruby Rush lipstick; Severika woven bag with chain handle; Zara suede mules.

Spicy Yellows

Tan and dark chocolatey browns are a natural pairing for yellow too, and a good pair of tan sandals will get you through most summer scenarios. I’m in love with this @allthingsmochi Lila dress with oversized earrings and this handwoven French market basket and platform sandals from Ash.  Market baskets are everywhere this season and there’s a whole host of embroidered,sequinned, embellished and trimmed ones to choose from, mainly from Morocco and France.

Mochi dress

Or you can add a nice pop of colour with a bright pair of shoes, earrings or with your sunglasses. Vince Camuto yellow sandals and All Things Mochi Earrings https://www.bysymphony.com/all-things-mochi-ittou-tassel-earrings-66920.html below.

SandalMochi Tassels

At school, our sports kit was black with golden yellow, which made us look like bumble bees, so I’m not opposed to a black and yellow combination, but I don't want to look like I'm in my school uniform, so I prefer a more creative colour palette like this buttercup yellow sweatshirt below, beautifully teamed with pale dove grey and warm pinks (photocredit Style and Tonic blog).  And again with the pinks: Ulla Johnson Dungarees androllneck, straw purses from a market in Ubud; David Tutera ring; H&M bikini; Zara Mules; Gucci embroidered sandals; and Eugenia Kim straw hat.

Yellow Style & Tonic
Yellow and Pink

Like Mary Schmich said; ‘always wear sunscreen’ - but even better if you can match the packaging to your wardrobe! Clarins Sunscreen; H&M hooded bath sheet; Swimsuit Martha Madeiros; ASOS Curves drape harem dress.  Going on holiday? Read my Hand Luggage Only guide!

Yellow Swimwear

Zara blazer with ready wrinkled sleeve detail; Nantucket Bike Basket Company and ASOS Find Me patent sandals.

Yellow Jacket

There’s a yellow for everyone, you just might have to try a few out until you find your best suited shade;
Chartreuse, Chloe: Naeem Khan bright tassels, Bottega Veneta pale custard yellow; and Liu Wen in lemon.

Yellow for all

And finally… because there’s always the chance of rain, brighten up your day with a beautiful umbrella like this from Umbrella Heaven.

Yellow Umbrella
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