Trendspotting: Yellow fever

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 1. Ted Baker blazer; 2. River Island vest; 3. Mango jeggings; 4. Zara bag; 5. Mango sunglasses; 6. Gap flats; 7. Topshop skirt; 8. Topshop bikini

Oh gosh it’s been a while since my last trendspotting post! Well I’m bringing it back in full force by celebrating one of my latest colour crushes and potential ss’13 favourite – the wonderful shade that is yellow.

Every season has at least one colour that epitomises the current mood – have you discovered which colour is the star right now? For me that’s still a bit of a tricky one – after causing a true storm last spring, mint (along with all its other pastel friends) has surprisingly stolen the show again this year. However, there are two other colours that are definitely having a moment – cobalt blue (which I will bang on about another time) and yellow. I blame this new-found appreciation for yellow on Louis Vuitton’s 60’s fuelled ss’13 collection. Whilst it was lemon yellow that dominated that show, fashion has welcomed yellow in all its possible shades – let’s not forget mustard, bumble bee yellow and the bravest shade of all, neon yellow. All of these shades can be found on the high street atm – I’m personally gravitating towards lemon, as it’s such a (ironically) sweet hue that ties in perfectly with my love for pastels. 

Yellow might not be for everyone – whilst it’s great for dark, olive and medium skinned people, it can be tricky for the lighter ladies. However, I wouldn’t say it’s a colour that the fairer peeps should avoid at all costs either – precisely because there are so many shades, I believe there’s a good shade out there for everyone. If clothes are a definite no-no, accessories are always a great alternative to have a go at a specific colour – Gap’s laser-cut neon ballerinas (6) are effortlessly hip and will instantly add pizzaz to a simple outfit. I’ve got a dangerously huge crush on this mini bowling bag by Zara (4), and the bendable shades by Mango (5) are fabulously retro as well as pale-skin friendly. 

Blazers are also a great way to indulge in a colour trend (I probably have a blazer in every colour), and this one by Ted Baker (1) could easily be a perfect summer staple. Brightly coloured trousers, jeans and jeggings are out of my comfort zone, but for whoever has the legs and confidence to pull them off might like these jeggings by Mango (3). For those who loved Vuitton’s ss’13 collection but are on a normal-person budget, Topshop’s mini skirt is an adorable (and not too in-your-face rip-off) alternative. I’m also loving River Island’s lace&yellow vest and Topshop’s ridiculously fun lemon-print bikini – now wouldn’t that be the perfect complement to a holiday tan?

Putting the theory into practice, here’s how I’m doing yellow atm:

This is what I wore yesterday. I haven’t actually seen that many yellow blazers and jackets online, although I know Zara tends to do great yellow blazers every summer. My one is from Primark (April Shopping list) and I love it – the shade is elegant yet fun and versatile. I am definitely a yellow convert.

Have any of you caught the yellow fever yet?



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