Yellow Fever

LaLa Land’s Mia sashays atop the Hollywood Hills in lemon meringue chiffon, while Belle is anything but a “kept woman” in a tart gown.

Blame it on this year’s successful films. Wasn’t LaLa Land’s Mia just de-lovely sashaying atop the Hollywood Hills in the sunshine shade? And in Disney’s remake, when she had to tame her beast, what colour did Belle choose? Yes, yellow, the shade once reserved for detergent commercials, cautionary lights and fire hydrants, is having a moment in fashion this Spring/Summer.

Why shouldn’t the colour of positivity, promise and daffodils have a burst in the sun? With the current state of the world, consensus is we need a little cheerfulness in the air and in our closets.

Left to right: Mellow yellows from Sies Marjan (hand painted in velvet), Proenza Schouler (with florals) and Thurley (open shoulders with lace).

When it comes to dressing yellow, paler lemonade tones can be easier to metabolize than the more intense egg yolk variations. Proenza Schouler, Sies Marjan and Thurley all did dresses in the citrus shade which is certain to have you garnering grinning heart-eyed emojis on your IG feed in no time.

You may want to consider a gradual start, incorporating an accessory like a bag, a trainer or a neck scarf. Yellow is a shade that will form striking partnerships with millennial pinks, forest greens and baby blues alike. Of course it gets along well with everyone; should we expect anything less from the color of the original smiley face?

A yellow sneaker (Carven), bag (Simon Miller) or neck scarf (Hermes) are all good for a safe start down the yellow brick road to the season’s shade.


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